Couldn't think of a better title for this post. I got your chocolate landscape. Thank you! I love chocolate and landscapes so much. I never thought to combine the two—brilliant. Plus a note written on cardboard chocolate is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. If I had an alley, that is.
I didn't take photos today (updated: yes I did, a few days later) because I've been distracted by Jackson. He had tummy aches all weekend (thus beginning summer vacation on a down note). Doing better today, but we scheduled his medication early this week, rather than later, as had been planned. Hopefully his immune system will calm down and he'll be feeling good after tomorrow. The near-impossibility of feeding Jackson became insurmountable the last 48 hours. He's terrified to food at the moment. I've compensated by teeny tiny snack-meals throughout the day. Anyway, it's been a rough few days.
Kaiser, bless them, has been very responsive, so I think things will be better very soon.
So I had two postcards, ready to mail to you that Jackson made last week specifically for our project. But when I double-checked with him, he decided he wanted to hang on to them. I should have just mailed them--he never would have missed them, I'm sure. Duh. I had a question for you that was supposed to go in the mail:
[You have answered my question. Thank you.]
Also, I will miss the project for a month, but taking a break is always a good plan when lots of stuff is going on and I completely understand. I hope wherever you're going, inspiration awaits you for inchies or footies. I'm thinking you should have a show this year--yes? A cafe show, a library show, a business-lobby show. These are all good alternatives to galleries, because galleries, while nice, are kind of a pain. Just throwing this out there. Into the stratosphere.
Oh, this was a treat. Guess who was with me yesterday when I got your mail? That's right--John Hughes. We were on our way to see a stage production of "Xanadu," the Broadway show, based on the Olivia Newton-John movie. It was being put on by Walnut Creek Center Rep Company. They do a really good job. I've seen three of their plays this season and they were all really good. I missed a bunch last year and I vowed that wouldn't happen again. They're so impressively professional. The leads are all union actors and they use live bands for their musicals and I haven't seen a dud yet. Anyway, John was the only person on Earth that I knew I could interest in seeing this show. We loved it. The lead wore roller skates the entire time on stage and she was really good. A very funny, ridiculous show.
Anyway, the mail came and Keith brought it to me as we were on our way to drop John off at BART so he got to see mail art in action! He loved it. He says hello. He was wearing a delightful hot-pink shirt and Bermuda shorts. I love when things happen with good timing.