Since I last updated strange, unexpected, exciting, beautiful and ugly things have happened. I'm learning things like how to except change at a drop of a hat, not to care quite so much about what people think and say about you. Being misunderstood hurts like a mother- but we've all done it. What that pain can do is fuel us to try harder to understand one another.
But I've also been learning other stuff that is less touchy-feely…. or more. Sheep, for instance, are greasy (Who knew, right?), billy goats are probably the nastiest things ever, how to inject a vaccine, animals have impressive emotions, donkeys sound like demons sometimes, fairies, how to make artisan bread (I can tell you that has made me some friends along the way), American ballroom dance is not the way everyone else does it, listen to your instincts, how to confidently make dinner for 15 people, how to steam milk properly (3 years as a barista and I hadn't a clue apparently) and much much much more. If you would like to learn more about the other things I've learned, you can read all about it in my book Ten Gazzillion Things in a Barns and Nobles near you.
Since I don't really have anything else to share for the moment, here are some of my favorite sketchbook moments:
actually it was god-awful, but beggars can't be choosers hey?
And here, for your perseverance in this long-winded post, is a more brilliant segment of a pen pal letter if I do say so:
Thanks for bearing with. See you next time!