Friday, May 27, 2011

Mind if I call you "Honey Bun?"

As all good things, the show at the Sernidipi Tea House has come to an end, BUT... I was invited back for next year (yay!) AND... the drawings are now going up for adoption at Favourite unique gifts and accessories, at the Quay in North Vancouver!

This will come in handy when your playing quilting trivia: A honey bun is not only something sticky to eat, it's also pre-cut fabric in narrow strips!

I saw this honey bun and just had to have it. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now that I've drawn it! Oh well, buying it to draw it was good enough justification. Hey I know, do any crafty people out there have suggestions what I could do with it?

Monday, May 16, 2011

How NOT to write a blog post!

The Culprit! titled "Quietly she waited for her name to be called on the Polka Dot Door"
Last week I wrote this whole blog post about four of the drawings I'm showing at the Serendipi Tea House and asked my husband to check it over for me, as he often does. The blog post talked about my favourite titled drawing of the show called, "Quietly she waited for her name to be called on the Polka Dot Door." Witty and cute right? Then I proceeded to talk about a conversation my friend Sue and I had about enduring watching the Polka Dot Door. We'd both watch because the host at the end of the show would hold up a magic mirror and would say the names of the kids watching. They never called our names, two fairly common names of the seventies, Sue and Lysa (I figured if they said Lisa, that would mean me too). Oddly enough I couldn't find a link on YouTube to that part in the show but I did find the theme song, so good enough! Time to have Chris, my editor, have a peek at the post. He takes a quick look and calls me back:

"... um, you know the Polka Dot Door?"


"They never had a magic mirror."

"Wha? Ya they did."

"No Romper Room did. I just looked it up on YouTube. You've got the wrong show."

in a teeny tiny voice "Embarrassing!!!"

Especially since I've had my show, with the titles for my drawings, up for four weeks now.

Which bring us back to present day. Determined to save this blog post I promptly sat down, this rainy Monday morning, to edit... oh wait, I didn't save the original post! Super!

... and that's how NOT to write a blog post!

Titled "Little stack of fabric-blue and green"

A detail of the drawing above.

Titled " Little stack of fabric-purple and orange"

Gingham fabric added to the sides.

"An Ode to Kitty Yoshida"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Show held over! Woohoo!

Criss Cross Applesauce-Green and Blue
Good news! I'll have a chance to stop in and have waffles this weekend with my family at the Serendipi Tea house! I've been in for tea but, other than my husband, my family hasn't had a chance to see the show yet. I talked to Shelley, the owner, last week and she suggested we leave the pieces up until after Mother's Day! What a dandy idea! I like it!
Criss Cross Applesauce-Green and Blue-Detail

Criss Cross Applesauce-Pink and Yellow

Criss Cross Applesauce-Pink and Yellow-Detail