Watercolors, teaching, Stevie Wonder and a bit of Lovey...

Fall has busy. That's for sure. I've been lucky to be a part of Sharon Pitt's watercolor class. She is such a sweetheart and talent. It's an honor to study with her. As a result I have become a huge fan of watercolor. It is like a metaphor for life...patience, focus and letting things be. I always enjoy going there and spending hours just painting and chatting. No deadlines, no restrictions. Just fun.

One of my classmates lent me these great pepper pods to paint. I love my new Windsor & Newton paints. A far cry from the student grade i used for years!

One of my classmates lent me these great pepper pods to paint. I love my new Windsor & Newton paints. A far cry from the student grade i used for years!

Here is another one in progress...fall has the most beautiful colors. I just love leaves! Can't stop looking at them-especially this year...

I was struggling with a  somewhat monotone look here when Sharon suggested a pop of turquoise. love it!

I was struggling with a  somewhat monotone look here when Sharon suggested a pop of turquoise. love it!

Earlier this month, we celebrated my long running "Writing & Illustrating Picture Books" class at the Montclair Museum of Art. Was SO proud of all my students. Not everyone partook in exhibiting, but I toasted to them as well. So much talent. Got very few photos of the reception but here a few. :)

Todd and Maureen. Cutest couple ever. Seen here by Maureen's toast character.

Todd and Maureen. Cutest couple ever. Seen here by Maureen's toast character.

My friend Karen surprised me with tickets to Stevie Wonder! What a fun night. Such a legend.

Such a talent!  

Such a talent!

 

And finally, I did one last event for Lovey in October in Madison, NJ.  In last minute attempt to drum up more customers, I grabbed some chalk and created a sign for the sidewalk board. See? An author's job is never done. promote promote! GG Collins--soon to be author herself took this plc of me reading.

Short Stories Madison, NJ

Short Stories Madison, NJ

Bonus pic! Took this of friends Yuko and Allyn at Il Bastardo, NYC during a decadent afternoon drinking and laughing on the perfect fall day. Carpe Diem!!!  xo, k

love my friends so much. they make me laugh!

love my friends so much. they make me laugh!