loose & easy (like me!) sketching and playing in the big & little visual journal slash sketchbooks. i'm loading them into the getaway car soon for my trip up north tomorrow. catboy will probably nap on his new chair the entire week. but since he weighs a whopping 16.5 pounds and is getting portly, catnanny may have other plans for his downtime.
today i received a special email from sara - teacher/librarian in an elementary school. she's enjoyed reading about my exploits during these 10 long months and wrote to tell me about it. i was touched because i know what hard trying work she's doing. when i win the lottery i am scouring my email to find all the ones from teachers/school librarians and i'm going to take us all to a remote beach in thailand where we will live in luxurious huts over the water, swim in the moonlight, walk on the beach in the morning, and gather to sketch and write for hours every single day. we teachers are bonded together in a calamitous fellowship. i feel charged with the duty and privilege of living LARGE every moment i possibly can. for them. whether it's puttering here at home or exploring somewhere new. of course if you aren't a teacher but still feel in desperate need of an extended playdate i'm quite sure i'll hit the mega jackpot. so you can come too!
to that end this is where i'll be hanging my hat for the next week:
hot diggity dog!
happy saturday. go do something awesome this instant. that's an order!
i'll send you postcards from the seashore. xo