Show & Tell.

If you recall, at the end of the year I was complaining that I could not post because I was working on a magazine for one of my clients, The Angel News. I also stated that I would post some pages of the layout. I did not. I am lazy. So I recently completed the Spring issue and below are some of the pages/spreads. I’m trying to not be so lazy. And it’s my little “show & tell” proving that I really do have a job with real clients and my days are not only filled with lounging at hotels, socializing, stealing cookies & stuffing my pocket with mini Mr. Goodbars at Eric’s workshops.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day!! I will be doing a post tomorrow with some things I found in searching for cool gifts for mom.

Five Questions Friday.

Here’s today’s five questions. Or more like “this evening” because Eric procrastinated with his answers (and he’s allowed to do that once in a while).

Q: How was your workshop in Indiana?
Eric: Everything went great. All the students finished on time and the baskets looked really good. I had one person almost in tears, but I fixed the problem.

Q: What was the best part about visiting Lynne’s sister Michelle in Chicago?
Eric: After the rib tips from Mickey’s, it was the three days of pretending I was Jeff Lewis and Lynne was his sidekick Jenny. It was our own little version of Jeff’s show “Interior Therapy”. It is safe to say that Michelle’s Oak Park home is the only one in her Frank Lloyd Wright neighborhood with chairs hanging from Shaker peg boards.

Q: So how was traveling with Chance this time?
Eric: On a whole I would grade him a B-. Getting off the leash three times in the hotel lobby lead to some embarassing moments. By the time we started heading for home he seemed to mellow a little.
(editor’s note: I give him an A-. I thought he was excellent! If the only thing he did was get too excited and ran down the hall to greet people in the lobby, then you don’t know how lucky you are with our dog! He gets the minus from me because he barked in the hotel room at people walking out front.)

Q: When are you sending Joanne Howard her jigs she ordered?
Eric: I told her I’m not sure what will come first, the Red Sox get above .500 or I make her jigs. We shall see.
(editor’s note to Joanne: You will get your jigs first.)

Q: Why do you love going through Buffalo instead of taking Interstate 80 which shaves off two hours?
Eric: Let me guess, this is from Tripp. Who made you The Mapquest god? My GPS, Rand McNally, and Mapquest all say the same thing: taking interstate 90 which turns into 80 is the quickest route to Chi-Town. You say that you can shave off two hours, I say you are full of Buffalo chips.

If you like Buffalo Chips
Interior Therapy Episode
TomTom GPS Navigator

Chance’s New Favorite Workshop is in Indiana.

One person (rather, canine) who had the best time in Indiana was Chance. The workshop was located on fairgrounds with spacious, empty fields of mowed grass and dandelions. He ran for hours each day. And slept like a puppy every night in our hotel. (fyi… he’s actually five)