04/18/2005: "Talking with my Papa"
My dad called tonight and we ended up talking for several hours. He owned his own small business for many many years (Tomlinson Locksmith) and had some nice insights to share. He's proud of me and that has always meant a lot. I always feel better about things after one of our nice long talks.
I sent him a link to the book that used my image on the jacket cover and I think he's impressed. I received my copy in the mail and now I have it sitting in my book case at work so I can show it off to random passers by (pathetic, I know...)
My friend Susana (aka Subi) of Swiss Love Baby, has asked me to do the cover for her poetry chapbook (Tangent Press). I'm very excited to work with her on this. She is a wonderful poet and edits an online poetry journal called Dusie. It's nice being able to work on these kinds of projects again.
My friend Wayne brought in his new medium format camera to show me today. It's kick ass! It's nice having (another) professional photographer as a friend...they tend to come in handy for us painters.
Totally off topic, but did anyone hear about that Save Toby website where a man threatened to kill and eat his pet bunny if people didn't donate 50 grand to him by June 30th (I believe it's a hoax but still)? Also a bill in Wisconsin would make it legal to *hunt* free-roaming cats. AHHHHHHH!