Ocean Beach   7:55 pm

Ocean Beach   7:55 pm

Twinkle Lights

Walking down the Great Highway   8:20 pm

Walking down the Great Highway   8:20 pm

Magic

Look what my publisher just sent me! They're the first stamps ever to use thermochromic ink. If you put your finger on the center they change and the moon shows!

Can you believe this seafoam green beauty Tom found yesterday evening?

The Bagel Boys: Brian Carter, Peter Strindberg, Skip Henderson, Jack Kamesar, and Harry Cohen

The Bagel Boys: Brian Carter, Peter Strindberg, Skip Henderson, Jack Kamesar, and Harry Cohen

One of the most fun opening parties in the history of FOG. 92-year-old Harry Cohen is showing nineteen Abstract Expressionist paintings, all painted from 2016 to the present.

a detail from one of Harry's paintings

a detail from one of Harry's paintings

Finished. One Hundred and Eleven Illustrations.

I'm giddy with happiness. The picture above was the 111th illustration, and I finished it this morning. (This one isn't the last picture in the book––actually, it falls in Chapter 3.)  All these illustrations are for my first chapter book called It's Not Easy Being Mimi, to be published Fall of 2018 by Beach Lane Books / Simon & Schuster.

My long list of illustrations. It was so much fun crossing them out one by one as I finished them. Two months ago I could not imagine getting through this list. Isn't all that pink highlighter glorious?

My long list of illustrations. It was so much fun crossing them out one by one as I finished them. Two months ago I could not imagine getting through this list. Isn't all that pink highlighter glorious?

 

 

Say Hello! in Welsh

Say Hello! was published in Wales, and I received a sample copy today.

 

The 2nd Week of July

These Birds Have Flown

My bird paintings are migrating to Orlando, Florida. (Click on a painting if you would like to see it up close.)

Walking down the Great Highway at 7:16 pm. There were dozens of whales out there this evening! I know you don't believe me. But it's true!