Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back Again

Yep, I skipped posting for a couple of weeks. I made it back from Texas but getting ready to go back to Texas on the 10th again! Grrr!

Last week I was in beautiful Morro Bay for work and to cool off, and to meet the wonderful and very talented Erin Perry. She is super nice and creates beautiful journals. She is featured in the latest Somerset Studio with a piece inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Her piece is great!!

 Also, while I was in Morro Bay, the GM that works for us there told me that her son was at Burning Man this last week in Nevada and then showed me his 2 Steampunk Car Fins that he created 10 years ago when he was like 15. WOW!! They are amazing.
Yesterday I went on a road trip. I drove to the BART Station in Dublin-Pleasanton with my room mate and he helped me ride Bart, which was new to me and also ride the Muni Train to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for a Zine Fest!!!!! OMG!! I had a blast. I have always wanted to write my own zines and books, etc. I met a ton of great artist and writers. I grabbed a lot of stuff and only spent about $100 bux, including travel and lunch! See the pics below of my stash. Click on the pics to make them larger.

Zines, Stickers and Cards, Oh My! Plus 2 collage packs for my journal, I was not expecting. 2 large rooms were set up with vendors. And free admission. Most folks did not understand art journaling. Funny, that I had to actually explain it so much. Most of these folks are really into protesting something with their products. 2012 Hippies! Love it! There is another one in Berkeley in December. I am planning to go!

So now I am in the process of writing a small 8 page zine to teach fools how to drive correctly. I know the material inside and out and can't wait to get started. Oh, and I am learning how to draw bamboo right now. Sounds simple, but it had me stumped for awhile.

I am also going to get in line for the new IPhone 5 or whatever they are goinng to call this one when it comes out sometime this month. I broke the screen on my Android phone months ago and it is time for the best I can get since my job pays for about 50%  of my bill each month anyway. So soon I will post about another new baby. Woot!

Well I think that just about does it for this time. Stay safe, folks! I mean it!


Cheryl said...

You are amazing! I'm so glad you went to the zine fest. Looks like you brought back some cool ephemera.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Wow, thanks for the kind words Sharon! It was a kick to meet you and Susan and talk about our favourite subject - art journaling.

BTW - can you e-mail me Susan's e-mail address, I'd like to send her an invite to a studio show I'll be hosting later this month.