Happy To Be Back!

It’s so good to see you all again!

One too may vodka tonics for Taffy.

Come to think of it, “One Too Many Vodka Tonics” would be a good way to summarize my August vacation.

While you were gone we got a good old fashioned heat wave here on Long Island, 99 degrees for days on end, which necessitated the numerous inhaling of ice cold refreshments because, duh: health. Also, Top Cat’s tomatoes started to ripen in force, I found 6 more Blue Jay feathers, and I got at least 12 more bad ideas for books that I won’t write.

I also had a great adventure, which I am going to tell you all about in the post that immediately follows this one. Yes, it’s the one titled: Is That, Or Is That Not, a Corgi?   (see below)


9 Comments, RSS

  1. Elizabeth September 2, 2016 @ 7:14 am

    You seem to be ‘doing’ London with great gusto!
    Am loving your wonderful comments!

  2. Monique September 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    Bonjour Vivian.. il a fait très chaud chez nous aussi.Vous avez l’air en pleine forme!

  3. Patricia September 2, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    Looking forward to the post “immediately following”. Blue jay feathers and gin and tonics (for health reasons) sound like the start of a good story.

  4. Megan September 2, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    Poor Taffy, he melted!

  5. Kirra September 2, 2016 @ 8:05 pm

    Sounds like the best way to spend a heatwave, drink in hand! Looking forward to hearing about the corgi adventure.

  6. Deb Mattin September 3, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    YIPPEE – you’re back ! Now my Fridays are even better.

    It has been a scorcher in the Northeast – I need to constantly refill my sangria pitcher.

    Guess I’m not the only one who doesn’t see anything after clicking the “read more” tab. Oh, the suspense!

  7. Carol S September 3, 2016 @ 9:32 am

    Happy you’re (or we’re) back again!

  8. Casey September 3, 2016 @ 7:10 pm

    Love the hair do, love the legs, LOVE Taffy. Hmmmmm: Was that, or was that not, the end of a Long Island Iced Tea?

  9. Tana in Tucson September 3, 2016 @ 11:41 pm

    I bought “When Wanderers…” years ago and have ADORED it ever since. The story, the drawings, the heart, the soul — LOVE IT. So, why it took me until last month to look you up on the ‘net is a mystery. But now that I know you’re not only real but you’re generously sharing your art and your life, I’m overjoyed. Thank you — for your books, your blog and your inspiration.

    I am sorry, however, that you feel frustrated in your effort to come up with a new book idea. I believe that one day you will, indeed, stumble upon an idea that electrifies you into action. Until then, as a long devoted but newly tuned-in fan, I would like to share my own (somewhat selfish) idea for your next publishing project: Write and illustrate a book showing me how to write and illustrate books of my own.

    I’m not seeking to become your competition. I’m actually retired and searching for an artistic, creative and challenging hobby, not a publishing contract. If you were to produce a “workshop in book form” that I could follow, I can imagine myself whiling away the hours carefully hand-lettering little tales and illustrating them with my own amateurish but heartfelt pen-and-ink pictures. The tidbits you sometimes share about your creative process fascinate me, and I just know that an entire volume of your hints, tips and examples would be wonderful. Thanks!

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