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Monthly Archives: March 2014

I’m very excited that my Sketchbook Project: “Here Be Dragons,” was chosen to go on the 2014 national tour. It was originally part of a small tour last year called, “The Mysterious Maps.”

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I’ve pasted the tour info below so if you’re interested in seeing my book in person, please check it out when it comes to a city near you!

3/29 – 3/30
Atlanta, GA
The Goat Farm Arts Center

4/2
Orlando, FL
Church Street Entertainment District

4/5
New Orleans, LA
Crescent City Saturday Market

4/10
Houston, TX
Lawndale Art Center

4/12
Austin, TX
The Contemporary Austin

5/4
Fort Worth, TX
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

5/6
Norman, OK
Norman Arts Council

5/20
San Diego, CA
San Diego Museum of Art

5/30 – 5/31
Los Angeles, CA
LACMA

6/1
Los Angeles, CA
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

6/6 – 6/7
Oakland, CA
1st Friday Art Murmur / Saturday Stroll

6/8
San Francisco, CA
SF Center for the Book


6/27
Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum

6/28
Portland, OR
Director Park

7/7
Vancouver, BC
Emily Carr University

7/10 – 7/12
Seattle, WA
The Central Library

8/13 – 8/15
Steamboat Springs, CO
Bud Werner Memorial Library

8/22
Chicago, IL
Galerie F

8/30
Madison, WI
Madison Public Library

9/11-9/13
Fergus Falls, MN
M State


9/18 – 9/21
Toronto, ON
The Distillery Historic District

10/2
Portland, ME
Maine College of Art

TBD
Philadelphia, PA
Franklin Square


Today is my husband’s birthday! We celebrated with cake, ice cream, cream cheese bean dip, and chips last night. I developed hives after an allergic reaction to medical tape, so we had to post pone a get together with friends 😦
securedownloadI made a yellow cake from this recipe: and chocolate frosting by modifying my usual frosting recipe. Then I edged it in gold sugar-
Chocolate Frosting
3 cups conf. sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup softened salted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup (and then more) whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt (and more to taste)
whisk the sugar and cocoa together in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix butter, shortening, vanilla. Add cocoa/sugar mix a little at a time. Add milk. Mix. Alternate cocoa/sugar with a tbspn of milk until the consistency is to your liking. It starts out really fudgey, but the milk will fix it. Lastly add the salt. You don’t have to, but I love salt in chocolate to cut the sweetness.

Anyway, I’ve been listening to a mix tape (on cd) that he made for me when we were first dating. This was one of the songs he put on it and it perfectly sums up how I feel~

Yes, I’m your angel
I’ll give you everything
In my magic power
So make a wish
And I’ll let it come true for you
Tra, la, la, la, la

Yes, you’re my fairy
You give me everything
I ever wanted from life
Have I made a wish
And is that why I have you
Tra, la, la, la, la

We believe in pumpkins that turn into princess
And frogs that turn into prince
We believe in moons that smile to us
When we hurry home before the midnight strikes
Tra, la, la, la, la

Yes, I’m so pretty
You’re so dizzy
And we’re so happy every day
Let’s make a wish
And let it come true for us
Tra, la, la, la, la

I’m in your pocket
You’re in my locket
And we’re so lucky in every way
We make a wish
And let it come true for us
Tra, la, la, la, la

We believe in houses built in the sky
And love that lifts us high
We believe in the sun that looks over our shoulders
And brings our shadows together
Tra, la, la, la, la

Yes, our hearts are one
Our bodies, too
And it’s so good (um) every time
We make a wish
And let it come true for you, too
Tra, la, la, la, la

Happy birthday, my love
I’m your angel
I’ll give you everything
In my magic power
So make a wish
And I’ll let it come true for you
Tra, la, la, la, la, la