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Okey doke, earthlings,

I'm ready to fall into bed, read 5 minutes of a Lisa Kleypas romance novel, and conk out until 7am tomorrow or whenever my 2 year-old decides to stare deeply in his video monitor and repeat, "Mama, MAMA, mama, Maaaamaaaa."

I'll get right to the point. Below is a bunch of information specific to bay area types that are inclined to do arty things like visit me this weekend for my art studio open house. After that I've got a bunch of awesome poetry-related things. Also my necklaces are now for sale at an SF shop. And this newsletter quietly crossed the 1 year mark. 


xo and yeehaw, avw 

Events this Friday, Saturday, Sunday! 

This Friday, October 18: I'm painting caftan ladies 9-10pm at Southern Exposure's annual fundraiser, the Monster Drawing Rally. Other awesome artists: Alexis Amann is drawing during an early shift, and Kelly Carambula and Alyson Thomas will be doing the late shift with me.  (They still need a few volunteers! Can you help? It is easy to sign-up.)

Drumroll... Open Studios weekend is HERE! I am so overjoyed. And terrified! But mostly very, very excited. Even if I get to hang out by myself in my studio all weekend, that's a great time. 

At 11am on Saturday Oct 19 and Sunday Oct 20 I throw open the doors to my Mt. Olympus art studio for Weekend 2 of SF Open Studios. Basics: I'll hang caftan lady paintings, a mega donut art sale, some abstracts that will make color-lovers happy. Other crafty features include a caftan photobooth with Instax film, bead necklace making, and an A+ view. Here are the DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS (and address.)


My bead necklaces are now available at the awesome Divisadero shop Perdita! $25 a pop--you've never gotten SO MANY COMPLIMENTS. 


A small collection of poems! 

Small Kindness by Danusha Laméris: This poem sat in my Twitter DMs for many months before I saw that a longtime ago coworker sent it to me. (The meaning of why is lost to me, but we used to say “I like your hat.”)

Sometimes I Think My Body Leaves a Shape In The Air - Ada Limón to Natalie Diaz: I like this poem because of the way that a poem can be--many meanings, vague but specific, some sort of whammy at the end. (Also the circumstances in which it was written? Fascinating!)

Last thing! When I googled the previous poem to get the author’s name, I found a collection of 21 poem-specific websites that someone created on github. WHAT?! Awesome. Thank you, internet. 


Hey, thank you so much! 

I was gobsmacked to realize that this newsletter launched well over 1 year ago! Happy anniversary, ya'll! A big ole THANK YOU to everyone who signed up day 1, and to all of you for trusting me to show up in your most intimate of places, your inbox. You are the wind beneath my wings. (Ok, that was mean. Here's Bette instead.) 
How're ya now? Season 7 of Letterkenny is now on Hulu. This message brought to you by: laughter.

Forward this to someone you think would like to go with you to open studios.
Thank you, srsly.
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