Not exactly books, but I keep files and files and files of collections like tiles, architects, rooms I like, lighting, garden, equipment, textiles for the fantasy home I’ll likely never get to build. I just had an epiphany. My mother had a room in our house with a big old typewriter surrounded by files and […]
DAVID LETTERMAN AND MOM Mom and I stood across the street from Trump Tower, two years after it was built wondering who was at the center of the crowd of people out front that included an NBC film crew. Seeing the interior of Trump Tower was on our visitors list, anyway. Later I learned that […]
For about 30 years I wrote super short illustrated stories and filed them away. I’d never shown them to anyone except my ex-husband. I had never had a psychic reading either. I was living in North Carolina and made an appointment for a phone consultation with Sonia Choquette who lived in Chicago. When she told […]
I can’t believe I just started drawing in ink in this beautiful book. Nowadays I would first draw it to death before ever putting ink to paper. Cartoonist Lynda Barry has her students use a Staedtler Non-Photo Blue Pencil so they can sketch away until they find the right lines, then ink those. When the drawing […]
The first page of my LOVE BOOK is dated December 23, 1987. Pen and ink cartoons.
books of a delicate balance
Cooking is more like a vapor than a set of instructions