I got sick last week, it started with a scratchy throat monday and had I known what was coming I would have been popping airbornes and echinacea like crazy.. Tuesday I woke up and had a full on sore throat that made it difficult to not only swallow but breathe and I had so much work to do that week so I couldn’t stay home and rest. Wednesday the sore throat was gone but was replaced by a fever and runny, stuffy nose. Friday the fever was gone but I still have the horrible cough and congestion. Most days I just came home after work and slept till the next morning. I have so many things that I want to work on (what’s new?) and being sick and weak and exhausted is not very conducive to productiveness. Yet, I was still able to finally finish this piece I’ve been working on forever and mail it out to a friend.
Last night was a Maker’s Art Group meeting and we had 2 guests, our former Art teacher and his wife. We had a good time as usual. I just wanted to share something that has become a tradition within the last couple meetings. We meet at the local Borders and usually sit in the section that used to be Art but is now Religion/Spirituality and Movies/Music. Two meetings ago we were drawn to this biography with a large portrait of a yogi on the cover. Each one of us drew a quick sketch and then when we left we put the drawings in the front cover of the book. This time the drawings were of the Dahli Lama and put into his autobiography. It is kind of fun to think who might open these books and what their response to the sketches are. Hopefully it catches them off guard, excites them for a short time at least, and maybe even gets them thinking about ways to spice up their life or those around them in unexpected ways.
Lastly, the weekend before this one, Erica and I took a day trip and rode trains to chicago and then to evanston and back. In evanston we went to The Paper Source, yum, and I got a couple cool books, and some great papers that have me excited about making some more books in this style. I had such a great time making the first one and I can’t wait to make more.