Friday, April 27, 2007
A Cake A Week
Jim just had a birthday, which gave me an excellent opportunity to bake a chocolate cake. Isn't it wonderful to have a chocolate cake in the house, a big, entire chocolate cake on a glass stand? There's just something about it. It's homey. If not for obvious reasons why it wouldn't be a good idea, I would always have a big, tall cake in the house. A cake a week, perhaps. Yum. I also love wrapping presents and making gift tags. It was a love of making gift tags that more or less gave rise to Laini's Ladies.
Here's Jim acting very suave with his some of his grown-up presents:
The Superman patch was from Leroy (the dog) and was accompanied by another patch that kindred nerds out there would perhaps recognize as the emblem of the Browncoats. Leroy thought these would look nice on Jim's computer bag. As for the Spiderman gift bag, that was from my parents and included, among other things, fancy pie-making gear that further establishes Jim as the go-to pie slave o' the family. Yay, pie!
I just got sample copies in the mail of the upcoming Cloth Paper Scissors magazine that has an interview with me about Laini's Ladies. Thank you Lesley Riley for thinking of me for that! The layout looks great!
And the marvelous Anahata is on the cover! Anahata and I met at the New York Stationery Show when I was wandering around with my Laini's Ladies on a big ring (like a jailer's key ring) and hoping to find a company who would license the art (and I did). She had a booth there, and her gorgeous art just grabbed me at once, more than anything else at that whole show, and it has only grown in fabulosity in the three or so years since.
To anyone who lives in the Topeka area, I will be speaking several times over the course of the day at the library next tuesday. The info is here.
And the Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is a good one: wings, one I will not be able to pass up. I just love wings TOO much. So join in! Write about wings! Have a great weekend, all.
Posted by Laini Taylor at 7:17 AM