What a wild and crazy month it has been since A Smiley Book of Colors came out! I’ve put up a show, taken down a show, put up another. I’ve done book signings, spoken at schools (Left: A Smiley made by Smiley 2nd graders after I spoke to their class.) and traveled to N.Y.C.and L.A.. It’s been wild and crazy & crazy and wild, all in the best possible ways!
The biggest thrill is meeting really wonderful people. My faith in humanity is confirmed again and again. Without exception the people I have met have been supportive and generous of spirit. As I enthusiastically share my passionate hope for The Spontaneous Smiley Project to spread happiness, they too share with me their passions. And let me tell you, there are some very passionate, creative, jazzed people out there. I am here to tell you, hope and spirit are alive and well.
With some of the other Founding Members of OWNAmbassadors
Here we are in NYC at the taping of Oprah’s Life Class! I’m 2nd from the right in polka dots.
Alert, here comes shameless plug for my book: I have been thrilled and touched by how many people have said, “This book needs to be in every ___________.” Every Library. Every classroom. Every shrink’s office. Every Preschool. Every Meditation Center. On and on. I hear this several times a day. I’d like to add: Every BOOK STORE!! As a newby to this whole author thing, few bookstores want to take a gamble investing in stock they aren’t sure will sell. If you’re in a book store, ask if they have it. If enough people ask, maybe they’ll even order a few copies! If you want a copy for yourself, here’s the link for Amazon (www.tinyURL.com/SmileyBook)
In LA with fellow VIP FriendsofRicki celebrating Ricki Lake’s upcoming TV show!!
I hope every single S.F. Bay Area Smiley Captain comes to this Friday’s book signing in Emeryville (April 27). It’s in Emeryville at Bucci’s, my favorite restaurant (www.Buccis.com). Dave and I will be there all evening hanging out, chatting it up, eating and drinking. You’ll find us in the green gallery room at the table piled high with copies of A Smiley Book of Colors. Drop by for dinner, or a drink, or just to say, “Hi.” Tons of my Smiley photos have adorned the walls there this last month and are coming down at closing time that night!
Book Signing event at Bucci’s Restaurant where my Smileys have hung for the last month.
Smile. Be happy! You gotta know I am!!!