This week the weather is supposed to reach the high 30's..
maybe even 40's!
Speaking of warm weather, the 2011 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will take place on February 19th. My friend Laura Miller helps organize this event and has recruited Toby and me as participants this year! YIKES!! I'm nervous.
Though I may have to be pushed in (Toby, I can imagine that you'll take great pleasure in this!), Polar Plunge 2011 promises to be entertaining and exhilarating and a ton of fun! I think they'll have hot chocolate too.. and treats are always better when you earn them! Come out and join us in supporting Special Olympics in Kentucky! You can register with a team here
So aside from lots of good studio work, we've had a few great adventures over the past several days.
Last Thursday we made our way to the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming for some live music at the Historic Occidental Hotel.
The Occidental Hotel has been in business since 1880. Past visitors include Calamity Jane, Billy the Kid, Ernest Hemingway, & Teddy Roosevelt. One of the other residents and I were given a tour of the guest rooms and marveled over the period furniture, original hardwood flooring, clawfoot tubs, the tiny back stairwell for fellas 'making a quick stop' (ahem), and the plethora of visual prompts for recreating story after story..
|Paisley dances with a spry 93-year old, hallways, great floors, & music|
|more careful drawings and here along the way things|
My writer friend Katey is the Associate Editor for a new publication called Trachodon. The first publication was recently launched so as a 'Hooray it begins!' we printed 40 small cards for distribution, to help spread the Trachodon word. Go Katey and John!!
And I can't help but think about how thousands of tiny letters actually make it to their final destination.
Maybe not always, but usually.