Rock Ink Roll Gallery Show

The original art for my DragonBall Jay-Z comic will be on display at Altered Esthetics during the run of the Rock Ink Roll show. I just dropped off my two framed pages yesterday and flipped through the printed anthology. I didn't make it into that, but when all the print copies are sold, they will release a free ebook version that does include my work!

I will try to attend the gallery opening on November 1. This is the first time that my artwork will be displayed in a (juried) exhibition, so I am excited. And if you don't know, now you know!

Meet & Greet

Craft'za is coming up (25 days away!) and we are in the home stretch for preparation. This Sunday we had our usual artist meet & greet at the venue and brought the kids along.

Jenna was thinking ahead and packed markers for them to color while we talked with our vendors and handed out posters and flyers. Natalie watched these transactions as she worked. When she finished her drawing, she whispered, "I hope someone will take my picture home."

We asked if she wouldn't rather keep it, but no--she saw people taking the poster daddy made, and she wanted someone to take her art too! A new vendor not only accepted but traded her one of his illustrated business cards. It was a proud moment.
"I think that parenthood takes away from you some of whatever is creative. It is very difficult to have children and create at the same time."

Gotta catch 'em all

Days of Eating Earth

The kids and I found a nice supply of Shaggy Mane mushrooms during a walk in the woods by our house. Natalie is becoming an expert mushroom spotter. Also she enjoys picking wildflowers on the side of the trail.

This was my first time finding edible wild mushrooms. After the rains last week I foraged a bag full of beautiful, fat, white buttons. They taste really good fried up with onions. I can't get anyone else to try them yet. Oh well, more for me!

Mix with tater tots, scrambled eggs and cheese to make a midwest breakfast scramble (I ate this for dinner). Be careful eating wild mushrooms, though. I did lots of research and tasted a tiny bit before going back the next day for more.