Friday, August 6, 2010
I had an art show of my most recent work up at M Street Coffee, just down the street from Sunrise. I knew it would be hard to bring my Mom myself. So I had decided not to, because I knew I would have many other things to worry about or take care of, and I usually do stuff at the last minute....like my hair, and label everything. It is hard to exclude her from important things we do that I want to share with her. But, sometimes I have to think about myself and the girls first. So, anyway the reception coincidentally fell on the same week everyone was here, last night... and Peggy Lu brought a special guest.
The Birthday Party was a big success. We all hung out at the Sportsmen's Lodge pool, and in a Suite we sung happy birthday ate cake and enjoyed ourselves. Peggy had all her people around her, and I could tell that she was very happy. She thinks she's 5 one minute, 23 another, sometimes 12 but never, ever in a million years would she believe that she is 80.
|Gidget, Beverly, Peggy, Joan, Lisa, Sunny|
This is the book I've been working on for a long long time, my family and my friends and especially my writing group can attest for that. The less words, the more each one counts.
For 4 days I went to the Annual Summer SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators). This was the 3rd summer, I sent "What's Your Name Again?" in for a manuscript review, and....... I got a great review from April Wayland! She thinks it's ready and to quote her thought "we need this book." And my teacher from art center the talented, inspiring and award winning Marla Frazee, left me note..."I love the new dummy" (dummy means mock-up book):)
This book is totally inspired by my girls, their unconditional love for Nana, their silly happy smiles, and enthusiasm for all things. Even old folks homes....
So, you can read the whole thing here on my website.