Goodbye, Butterfly Dreams and Hello Good Stuff

© Sylvia Liu
I haven't done this in awhile, but here are some things I'm grateful for today:

  • I painted "Butterfly Dreams" last year and I've been enjoying it in my home since then. I showed it in an art show in May, and I just sold it today to a teacher at my kids' school. So I'm glad someone else gets to enjoy it, but I'll miss it.
  • Heading out to Tennessee this weekend for an illustration/dummy workshop organized by the Midsouth SCBWI (Tennessee/Kentucky), with guest expert Penguin US Senior Art Director Giuseppe Castellano. I'll be seeing some of my online (and real life friends): Teresa Robeson, Mary Reaves Uhles (who organized the workshop), and Karen Konnerth.
  • School is out for my daughters. That means I can sleep in late for the next few months, hang out at the beach, and have fun with them.