I wanted to celebrate my book Daring Adventures In Paint at Rare Device because I <3 the owners Giselle + Phurba (as well as the former owners Lisa + Rena) and it’s a favorite store of mine in SF and I’m sentimental like that.

Here I am with Giselle and our unplanned matching hot pink sweaters:)

Here is the painting I did for the kid’s section in my book too! cute, right? It’s featured in my book too!

Here is my amazing book photog and me leslie sophia lindell. She’s a cutie, that she is.

These “Show The World Your Magic” signs became the end papers for the book and fun times for Les and I as we ran around the Mission finding folks to hold the signs… from store owners, firemen, friends and a funny man in suspenders at a dive bar to shots Les took in Vermont last summer at the Bread and Puppet Circus too!

Two lovely ladies that I’ve gotten to know through Teahouse (mother and daughter… a budding writer herself):

It was perfect in my eyes! There was a fun crowd and lots of friends showed up, but I never felt uncomfortably on the spot or center stage. It truly felt like a celebration of all the hard work and love put into the book.

Two engrossed readers Annie + Jen:

My beautiful date for the night Rachel.

After the party I went out for some Indian food with girlfriends and felt a happy glow! Thank you all!