WIP

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 Ocean Beach 6:45 pm

Ocean Beach 6:45 pm

 from the Coastal Trail 7:06 pm

from the Coastal Trail 7:06 pm

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Ocean Beach 6:47 pm

New Biz Card, New Book

  It’s Not Easy Being Mimi  is now scheduled to be released November 6.

It’s Not Easy Being Mimi is now scheduled to be released November 6.

 

Nest

 Ocean Beach   6:52 pm

Ocean Beach 6:52 pm

WIP

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Fall?

 On the Coastal Trail   7:04pm   Sick Day

On the Coastal Trail   7:04pm   Sick Day

Saturday

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Another inspiring afternoon with my 94-year-old pal, Lucille. We cocktailed, laughed, and soul-searched. And then–a visit with Anne in her Huichol T!

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Mimi Gets a Ribbon

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A ribbon marker that is. On October 16, when Mimi's book comes out, it will come with a purple satin ribbon marker (purple is Mimi's favorite color). This one little thing makes me SO HAPPY. I've dreamed of having a ribbon marker for MIMI for such a long time–it's one of those things that proves I’m still an 8-year-old at heart. Every week for the past year I have pestered my art director Lauren about it. Yesterday she called and said, “Let’s choose a color for the ribbon!” Thank you, Lauren, for working this out!

Images from Albuquerque

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sidewalks

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shopping for countertops, shopping for bikes

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shopping for furniture

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walking at Los Poblanos, a lavender farm

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our favorite pizza joint, Farina

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El Patio

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a cheese plate and potatoes

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Farm and Table––I'm holding a mimosa made from the mimosa bush above.

And on to Albuquerque if Uber ever shows up

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 Running for the gate again at SFO. (Mural by Jason Jagel)

Running for the gate again at SFO. (Mural by Jason Jagel)

The Cricket ran out and snapped this photo today as Tom and I were wondering what had happened to our ride to the airport. See what I mean about living in the land that time forgot? Of course we love living in the land that time forgot, but soon we may be leaving.

 

SCBWI LA

 My wondrous agent, Rubin Pfeffer, and the inimitable  Carter Higgins

My wondrous agent, Rubin Pfeffer, and the inimitable Carter Higgins

 Meeting  Elana K. Arnold  (there are no words to describe how wonderful she is), writer of the picture book I'm presently illustrating.

Meeting Elana K. Arnold (there are no words to describe how wonderful she is), writer of the picture book I'm presently illustrating.

 

Two Birthday Celebrations

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Yes, it is still my birthday. Ms Mushly treated me to lunch at Vanida Thai, after which we visited Anne in her gallery. Later, Carmen celebrated her 12th birthday. There she is trying to decide which of her presents to open first.

 Walking down the Great Highway   6:16 pm

Walking down the Great Highway   6:16 pm