there was a little boy who like scary things ...his father read him scary books...his grandmother took him to scary movies... and he used to go to Disneyland all the time so that he could ride the Haunted Mansion ride. That was me...yes indeed. I spent much of my childhood in Southern California. Born there in fact. My grandparents had a contact lens biz "Crown Contact Lens" in Pasadena. When I was a kid I remember going to the Rose Parade from there office. The floats are amazing but really it is the smell that is spectacular.
Of course the didn't have any Day of the Dead floats, back then like they did in 2008.
So if you're wondering why I'm being all nostalgic...it is because I will be heading back down that way to teach at Zinnia,
I really haven't spent much time there since I was a kid, though, but it is always interesting to see how things have changed. I'll actually be in South Pasadena though..close enough for me.
I'll be teaching Shoe Shrines, What a Relief, and Island of deMented Toys. Should be fun. Here's the contact:
While I'm there, the Wynns, Jane
and Tom, that is will be in town for a friends art opening.
ART n' SOUL VA
Just got back from VA Art and Soul. Super swell time teaching, hanging, and yes I did have a martini or two while I was there. Also quite the adventure at Harpoon Larry's for dinner. Here is the motley crew now including: the Wynns, Kecia Deveney and her friend Jane, Stephanie Rubiano, Dan Essig, and the irrepressible Susan Lenart Kazmer
You may notice the paper bag I'm holding. It's a Corona...thats how they serve em at Harpoon Larry's (my hair sure looks poofy there). by the way I stole this photo from Kecia's blog.