Friday, June 26, 2015

Don't blink - you'll miss it!

I've got that crazy feeling like life is on the super-speed setting! Here are just a few of the events that took place in the last few minutes..

Lilah won Math League!

My brother, Dave, the Hollywood animator, married Amy in San Francisco.

Lilah flew out there to be a flower girl. And met her new BFF - who also loves iPads and Minecraft!

Alex had tons of concerts and got lots of awards and gave a speech and then graduated from High School!

This made him very happy!

And my peonies burst out overnight.

Phew. I don't usually disappear from my blog for more than a week or two - but I honestly didn't realize so much time had past.

What am I up to?

Well, I am working on an addition to the Tangle Library APP (YEAH!). I'm also in sketch/research phase for a new Inspiration Sketchbook. I have a few other projects in various states of disrepair, but I am trying to focus on those two in particular for the summer.

I also found an apartment to live in for cartoon school and I'm starting to get crazy nervous-excited to start school this fall! And trying to raise money to do it all. I'm playing with the idea of doing a Kickstarter project... or maybe going it on my own... and still selling off lots of stuff from my studio on Etsy and Amazon (20 pages of books and action figures!) I've been making boxes of art supplies and bundles of books. No matter how much I clean out and bundle up - my studio is like that Chinese rice pot in the fairy tale - it seems to keep refilling! I have been finding some intriguing "lost" artwork, childhood memories, family photos and other proof of my past lives.

I had this crazy idea that to pay for the room and board portion of my school adventure, I would rent out my studio! (The BeeHive, the public studio, not the one in my house.) So... now... I have to empty it out!

Starting this Saturday, we'll be having Studio Clear-out Sales! Every week there will be new things added to the mix as I empty the classroom, office, and storage room. There are a lot of new art supplies and books right now. I also have shopping bags, gift boxes and all that stuff. Displays - big and small. A kiln, mosaic supplies, wood objects to paint or tangle... A huge Accucut die cutter and a gazillion dies (it cuts paper, fabric, cardboard... even thin metal).

I'll just keep adding stuff as I can drag it out. Come by and take a look or email me. Feel free to make an offer. I have less than a month and I'm happy to find new homes for these old friends.

If you are interested in renting the space or know someone who might be, talk to me! The front shop room is bright and roomy, the classroom has lots of lights and a slop-sink, and it's own exterior door, there's a big bathroom too. The office space and storage room aren't included. But you could use the store fixtures if you like.

Here is the schedule for the Studio Sales...

The BeeHive will be open:

Saturday, June 27 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Friday, July 3 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, July 4 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, July 5 from Noon-5:00pm
Friday, July 10 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, July 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday, July 17 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, July 18 from 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 19 from Noon-5:00pm
Friday, July 24 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, July 25 from 10:00am-5:00pm

That's it - better be empty by the end of July! :-)


  1. Oh my goodness, so much going on busy bee! I hope someone rents your beautiful space. Will check your Etsy site...not that my studio can take on another anything.

  2. Great news, exciting to start school. My studio and office are bulging at the seams, but I'll check out the offers on Etsy and Amazon anyway. Good luck, I wish you the best.


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