In other news, I've started organizing a Chicago sf/f get-together. If you work in the field and would like to come by for pot-luck brunch in mid to late June, drop me a line. Ditto if you're an avid fan who doesn't mind lots of shop talk. :-) If it goes well, we'll probably do more of them, perhaps monthly.
It's odd making semi-long-term plans here. I guess at this point, I'm not expecting to suddenly leave for California. I'll at least be here 'til the end of the summer, and probably 'til the end of the year. That's time enough to actually do stuff, meet people, etc., whatever the future might hold.
I promised you photos of art, didn't I? This is the other piece that sold at WisCon, a collection of love poems (happy, sad, and often poly) entitled The Bones Want to Fly. I was really pleased with this inset jewelry technique -- took me a while to figure out how to do it, but I really like the results. I used the inset technique on another book that's not finished yet; I suspect I'll be doing more of it in future, since it just gives such a nice face to the book. This one was bought by Elise, which is just perfect, since she's poly herself. How pleasing!
I was a little sad to see the necklace go, because I like it a lot, and it was a gift from Ellie, part of a set with two earrings. I wore it often, until I lost one of the earrings. Sadness. I occasionally wore the necklace by itself after that, but it just wasn't the same. I'm glad I was able to include it in something beautiful for someone else to enjoy.
In the next entry, there will be lots of photos of art that didn't sell, which you now have the opportunity to buy. :-) Lucky you! You have been warned...