A New York Minute

Because I don’t journal and I would like to, I now do a New York Minute to bring you through my week. I didn’t get this done last week because I was convinced I was dying. OK. I had a BAD cold. Whatever.

  • I had a score of infinite giggles and deep dreamy conversation with my very best friends. I can only wish you our kind of joy, the kind that happens over French food in a room bedecked to look like Sherwood Forest. If you’d like that exact experience I suggest you grab the Duchess and my JenPal and head to Robin des Bois’ (photo by Johannes Kroemer)
  • I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. OK I kind of swam over it. The air in Bklyn has been thick enough to Butterfly through.
  • The best and most impressive thing is this:
    I (along with my biz partner, Pam aka. mom) celebrated a massive birthday event marking our one year anniversary of owning and creating www.AmberInk.com
  • oh and I created this banner to advertise said event:
  • I finished the line art for my first official picture book dummy.
  • I had it looked like by a real life publisher thanks to Pat Cummings and her supportive and brilliant but mega-intense Children’s Book Boot Camp.
  • I busted my Wii power sensor bar that I keep across the room
  • I busted a picture frame and had glass shatter across my room
  • I managed to kill the mosquito that I was chasing in the previous two transpired events.
  • I reveled in a 50% off sale at AI Friedman (I had to buy a new picture frame) I went to the store, because I love it, but you can buy stuff online too. I also love going there because it allows me to run next door where…
  • I spent another glorious afternoon at Books of Wonder
  • I sadly listened to a lot of Back to Black
  • I broke through a 1 inch piece of plywood with my bare hand (don’t worry, it was intentional)
  • I went to Florida to get more…
  • Health Coach training (I’m getting healthy I figure i might as well help everyone else do it too.)
  • Speaking of which… I lost 3 pounds!
  • I made new friends
  • I invented new friends…
  • first: gum drop raccoons:

    obviously a gateway drug, naturally leading to the invention of
  •  gum drop penguins.

    Both are working titles so please, by all means, please suggest names for these soon to be expansive lines.
  • I came home to my beautiful Brooklyn, and kissed the hard wood floor that runs from my bedroom to my studio.Yep, that’s what happened. Now like my friend Jay-Z says, On to the next one.

Categories: A New York Minute

5 replies »

  1. Darling little critters as per usual…Kinda look like shorty finger puppets 🙂 You my friend have lived the life of 4 Ambers this past week!

  2. Thank you for the update! I missed you, missy (as always). I haven't been journal-ing and wishing that I did. So I decided to start status-updating for my journal. More details later. XO

  3. Sounds fabulous to me. You sure had a whole lot of wonderful stuff going and a cold too. Dang, I hate when that happens, but it looks like you have been in life and that's a good thing cause this was a wonderful read. Don't you just love Books of Wonder?? One of my favorite places in the world. I love that store. I wish there was one here in North Carolina it's fabulous. May I will have to open up! LOL!! Pat Cummings is amazing isn't she? So glad that you got to sit with her.
    Best to you,

  4. 1. I, too, have been reveling in our fabulous night of over-feeding ourselves (yet again) and such good talk & laughs. It cures what ails me.

    2. Sorry you've had a killer cold! Waaah. 😦 i hate that.

    2. Gumdrop animals–ADORABLE. My word.

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