With chocolate milk added!

I had hoped to post photos of my newest books today, but I had also hoped that I could transfer the photos on my memory card from my printer to my computer. If it’s possible, I can’t figure it out. So I’ll have to borrow a camera again to transfer the photos until my camera issues are resolved. I didn’t send it back to Office Depot until yesterday so I don’t know how long it will take or what the outcome will be. I hope that it will be in the form of a gift card so that I can upgrade to a better camera.

Art Oasis was so much fun! Susanne is a great partner. We made plans to work together throughout the year and I’m going to go to the art department head and see if I can get credit for an independent studio with her. She teaches in a special program at UNCG but the question is whether she is considered part-time Art faculty. I know that it doesn’t really work that way in the History department, but the Art department needs a non-digital book arts instructor and she’s already on the payroll.

First I sold my favorite book, which had a walnut stained artichoke paper cover with spine reinforcements and decorative elements from my dotty painted artichoke papers, a handmade clay bead from my ceramic days, and watercolor/etching type paper gleaned from the printmaking studio. I knew that I’d sell it because it was the only one that I didn’t get a photo of! Then the fabulous ZhaK and Susan came by with a bag of peace rocks and she bought the rain book with handmade recycled paper and map spine reinforcements and trade beads.

The peace rocks were cool. This woman paints peace symbols on rocks and is trying to make and give away 1000 of them by August 31. I kept one, put the rest out on the table and mostly gave them to kids, who were attracted to them and thrilled to get one for free.

I bought an adorable stuffed snail made from socks and Sandy bought a couple of wedding presents, so we returned the money to the art world pretty quickly! Susanne sold a book and made several trades that she was thrilled with. She gave me some lovely iris paper. I loved the variety of work that was at the event. Good job, Green Hill.

The curator from Green Hill asked for our cards and talked about an exhibit of artist’s books that she is planning at one of the libraries. That was exciting.

After the event was over, Sandy and I had a bite to eat and a drink at Cafe Europa next to the fountain on the patio. I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and my energy lift while it lasted, because it is supposed to get really hot today.

Speaking of which, I guess I’d better get dressed and go to the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market before the heat gets unbearable. Then I’m going to Leon’s Beauty School for a haircut, and I’m going to gather up some plant materials to take to Susanne to cook and beat in her Hollander for papermaking.