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The love of form is a love of endings

This weekend kylecassidy  is coming to Chicago to conduct a photography seminars at our very own Casa del Lobos. This could only be better if his lovely wife trillian_stars  were able to join him, but alas she has responsibilities in Philadelphia. (Hopefully next time!)

Kyle will lead a group of 12 photographers in a two-day workshop, and at the end there will be a gallery opening/wine & cheese party to show off their work. Also this weekend, my cover artist Madeline Carol Matz will be in town, so tomorrow night we'll be getting together after picking up Kyle from the airport. We'll congregate at the Evanstonian home of Kate Tabor, a teacher-friend who will also be in Kyle's workshop this weekend.

Kate just returned from a teacher seminar studying Shakespeare in the UK (oh how envious is my inner Academic) and Spain (oh how envious is my inner Gypsy). Check out her blog, Living on the Lip of Insanity for highlights. I can't wait to hear more, and she has promised Spanish treats to help us reminisce about that leg of her journey. Ah Spanish olives....

So back to work, the kids will be staying with my folks for most of the weekend, and I'm attempting to get things in order in preparation of Kyle's arrival tomorrow. Then shopping for a variety of vegan and gluten-free treats.

TAKE NOTE: If there are any veterans who are interested in being photographed on Monday, Aug. 2nd (or this weekend) for Kyle's latest book, War Paint: Tattoo Culture & the Armed Forces, please contact me ASAP.


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Jul. 29th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I wish I could just pack up our house of visitors and move the whole gang to Chicago for the weekend -- I was so hoping to be able to join Kyle this time. I miss you!

Jul. 29th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I wish you could! Next time for sure.

I miss you too.

Jul. 30th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, Valya,

I called my niece Amanda after reading this post. She and her husband, Colin, are both tattoo'd vets. She's very interested, although at the same time is studying for her finals, Sunday is my aunt's 80th bd surprise party, and Monday Manda & Colin leave for their honeymoon. Tonight is skydiving (yikes). She wonders if maybe you could email her if you have any times that would work out for all. She lives in the city. Her email is mandys_japan@yahoo.com. Hope this helps. I know you're very busy too, hope you can email her. If not, don't worry about it.

Wish I could be there, have fun!

love, me
Jul. 30th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sandy. I just sent her an email. I hope that we can find a way to photograph her and Colin!

Love to you.
Jul. 30th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that, Valya, I know how busy you are. I'd love to see them included, it looks like such an awesome project (went to the website).

Love to you, too!
Jul. 30th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Just talked to Manda
and she is very excited, she and Colin are going to do it! I'm excited, too. She asked where I know you from and I said, GW, and told her about your Chicago Writers Hall of Fame and that you're publishing a book really soon, stuff like that. I said, "She met Neil Gaiman," and Manda kept thinking I was saying Neil DIAMOND! I said, "No, NO, not DIAMOND, GAIMAN!" She finally heard me. I thought I had a better phone than that! Boy, LOL.

love, me
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC)
Term papers
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