Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

In Gina's Garden

Gina found a handful of feathers and made a bird.
The doc and Gina are babysitting this week.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Best Reading Ever / Progressive Grounds

Two of my faves read tonight: Sarah and msmasmushly. Both were wonderful and so funny.
Sandy, Katie, me

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Coffee table: status report

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My New iGuy

Isn't iGuy wonderful? I'm in love with him. He's a little smelly right out of the package, but he has a great sense of humor.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Can You Hear Me in the Back?

by Kristen H., from Italian Street Painting Festival

I've been working on my talk, titled 101 DO-OVERS. I'm going to focus on one single solitary page in my new book––the nose page. It will be about working with my publisher, and how many rounds we went before we got the nose just right. If you think you've ever had to do something over and over, think again. You ain't seen nothing yet.

This is her cat, Catdog. When my publisher calls, Catdog's photo pops up on my phone.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

We drove up to Healdsburg to tour the Sunset Breezehouse. I took tons of pictures, but my photo skills were so bad today that I pulled this photo from Michelle Kaufmann's blog. The Breezehouse is one of the inspired modular homes she's designed.

My photo skills were poor, but my appetite was healthy. (Tacos at Mateos)

Thursday, April 11, 2013


waiting for writing group to begin

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I love it when things like this happen: This evening we were walking on a path above the Coastal Trail, trying to keep out of the wind. It was only 30 or 40 feet from the path where we usually walk--but totally new to us.

As we walked we discovered several sets of winding steps we'd never even known about. This is one stairway (photo), and it wound around and took us to a path that led to our usual trail.

It's so much fun to discover new paths and stairs so close to where we live. It reminds me of those dreams you have about discovering a new room in the house you've been living in for twenty years--mysterious and wonderful.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


I've been invited to the Columbus Children's Book Festival on May 4 along with Jerry Pinckney, R.L. Stine, Jane O'Conner, Shana Corey, Jonah Winter, and David Catrow. And the day before the festival I get to visit two schools and stir up some mischief!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Found by Tom at Safeway this evening! Pretty if you like this kind of thing.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013