Thursday, October 18, 2007

Blogging for a Cure Day #4, Out & About with Grace Lin & Janet Wong

Wow! It has certainly been interesting and informative reading all the Blogging for a Cure posts about the Robert’s Snow artists so far this week. There's one illustrator who was a body builder--and the artist I interviewed, Scott Bakal, was even noted in a comment to have nice "rock star" hair. I think it's possible we could have a whole bunch of candidates for Fuse's HMOCL! What do you think? And we still have another month to go!!!

Here’s a list of blogs to visit today. Always check at 7-Imp daily for the most up-to-date links for the Blogging for a Cure posts.

Thursday, October 18

Brooke Dyer at Bookshelves of Doom
Erin Eitter Kono at Sam Riddleburger
Sherry Rogers at A Life in Books
Jennifer Thermes at Through the Studio Door

Out & About with Grace Lin & Janet Wong (Again)

I had two outstanding days to start off my week. As I wrote in an earlier post, I spent Sunday with Grace Lin and Janet Wong. We stopped by the Child at Heart Gallery to show Janet all the gorgeous snowflakes. Here’s a picture of Grace and me at the gallery.

Then off we went to have dinner at The Grog in beautiful downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. I didn't take any pictures at the restaurant--so here's one I took of Grace and Janet last spring.
On Monday, I cooked up a batch of potato pancakes and brought them to Grace’s. Janet came over after her visit to a school in Cambridge. We feasted on the pancakes and talked about writing. Grace read to us from a story that she has been working on. I think it would be a great book! Grace and Janet critiqued one of my poetry manuscripts and gave me some good advice.

Janet and I got see an advanced copy of one of Grace’s new picture books—Bringing in the New Year. If you are an admirer of Grace Lin’s art, you are absolutely going to LOVE this book!!! It will be out in January…along with Grace’s sequel to The Year of the Dog. The sequel is entitled The Year of the Rat—and it’s another terrific book!
Monday night we went off to Cambridge for some delicious, rich, super chocolaty hot chocolate at L. A.Burdick. Care to sip some rich, warm, velvety liquid chocolate—chocolate worthy of a poem??? Then this is the place to go!

Well, I must go care for my two cats. Suzie has kidney problems and a urinary tract infection. Abby’s got stitches in her right ear. I have a much thinner wallet and four bottles of prescription kitty medications. Lots of trips to the veteranarian with cats who have medical problems can be quite costly. We need a program like SCHIP for pets!!!

This is Abby. She is a real character! She makes us laugh.

This is Suzie. She is really gentle and has a sweet disposition.

4 comments:

laura salas said...

Thanks for sharing your week with us, Elaine! You, Grace Lin, and Janet Wong--what a trio of talent! And I want some of that hot chocolate! And even though I generally like focused posts, it was fun to learn about your kitties, too. It's always nice to get a sense of the real-world lives of my favorite bloggers.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Laura!

I love my kitties. I spend more on their doctor bills than I do on mine.

Grace and Janet are two great gals to hang around with.

I left a comment on your post about Rick Chrustowski yesterday--but forgot to leave my name. I often do that with livejournal blogs. I really like the way you formatted the interview.

HipWriterMama said...

Elaine,
Hope your kitties get better soon! You must have had so much fun with Grace and Janet.

And I have to tell you, my artist I'm featuring is definitely a candidate for Fuse's HMOCL.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Vivian,

I'll be looking forward to reading about your featured artist! I hope you have a picture to post.

Grace is a sweetheart and Janet is just soooo funny! I always enjoy myself when I'm with them.