Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Playing Catch Up...

I realize I've been neglecting my poor only excuse is "overwhelmingness". Yes, it's a new word and the definition is:

overwhelmingness: n. the feeling of life having been completely flipped over on its head and being overcome by a need to hide under the covers with a bowl of ice cream and wait it out.

No, really, it isn't that bad...just a little stressful with all the changes here at my house. But, moving beyond my pity party...

I am getting ready for an awesome show in Syracuse, NY, called Salt City Urban Art & Craft Market. It's scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10-6pm. Here's a link for more info:

Remember my last challenge? It was the Children's Book Challenge. Well, the winning book was titled "Half Magic" written by Edward Eager. It's a great book but it's leaving me stumped for a scent! Now, I like to think I have this gift and that I can read any book and just know what it should smell like. Perhaps children's books work a little differently. They aren't always filled with those subtle nuances of "scent" the way adult literature is. So, if any of you have read the book, send me your suggestions. I'm eager to work on this one and I'm sure the winner of the challenge would appreciate getting her soap!

I'll be posting a new challenge soon!


  1. good luck on your show! remind me closer to the date and I'll help you promote it!

  2. Oh, I loved Half magic and all the Edward Eager books. I admit, I re-read them as an adult.
    OK. I just HAD to go look up Eward Eager, and now I see I haven't read all his books. This is so delicious, because now I have new books by him to read!
    scent for Half Magic?--That's a tough one. These scents would no doubt be out--a coin found by children, a fire, an old castle. The only thing I can think of is the scent of a summer day that just longs for magic to happen.

  3. Thanks for the input splendid. Near the end of the book, there is mention of cinnamon and vanilla with a bit of magic mixed in. I think that will be my starting point.