It's been a while, but I'm back! Here's what I've been doing:
Last Tuesday was my next-to-the-last Summer Reading Club for the Library. I was there at the 151st St. Center in the projects doing a few of the kids that were there. Now this was the week of the big heat wave in the U.S., so the librarian offered me a tall cup of water. I took two. Luckily the 151st St. Center was also a neighborhood cooling shelter.
Speaking of heat waves, I skipped the Thursday night Acoustic Jam and Potluck at Paul Henry's Art Gallery due to the heat; in fact, Dave Mueller suggested I skip it due to my getting sick from the heat the Thursday before. Nothing real serious, but I had to leave early.
Yesterday I got a very pleasant surprise: The EC Library paid me for the caricature jobs the day before the last job! I was at Walmart in Hammond when I got the news on my smartphone. I got on the bus and went straight to the Main Library, picked up my check and deposited it in my credit union. I got hundreds and felt like a millionairess!
Now today was my last Summer Reading Club job, at Heritage Hall, which is down the street from my building, so I walked to the place. There were over a dozen kids in the reading room, mostly girls but there was one boy. Drawing black girls can be a challenge for me, with the curls, braids and barettes, but I was up for it...or was I? After all that caricaturing, I was worn out. It was "the good kind of tired", of course.
I am now preparing for an all-night marathon of cartooning and animating, to get caught up with my work. Let me get the apartment straightened up and get caffeinated.
I leave you now with pictures of all those kids at Heritage Hall and all their pictures.