A week or so ago, I "went over the river" (as we Canadians call it when we cross the the Niagara River to get to the United States) to assist the NCS Upstate New York Chapter with the Reuben Award Judging in the Book Illustration category. Lots of fun and nice to see my old friends, Graham Nolan, Frank Mariani and Margaret Shulock and to meet Scott Jensen for the first time. (and hoping to see him again soon!)
I'm hosting the NCS Canada Chapter judging for the editorial cartoon division on Friday. I was hoping to have my living room painted (hasn't been done in years because I can't decide on a colour) and the drapes replaced (I got rid of the valances because they had faded), get some new window treatments for my kitchen (threw out the old ones when we put in new windows and I can't decide what I want to put up there), buy a new fridge and stove (we've had ours since we got married...the d@mn things just wouldn't die...but our fridge is hovering on konking out and we're going out on Thursday to buy new appliances...just didn't get around to it in time for this Friday). However, my studio renovation is complete. And when you're having a bunch of cartoonists over to your home...well...priorities, priorities.
I'll just dazzle everyone with wine and lots of food...and more wine. Who cares about window treatments anyway?