Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Home, Poppet People and Strange Light

At Balticon on Saturday, it rained. I excused myself from the conversation I was involved in and walked directly outside to relish the downpour for a few moments. I lifted my face to the rain with joyful abandon, but without the usual nostalgia.
Then last night, walking through the micro-cooled mists of downtown Palm Springs, I felt an unexpected and sudden sense of home. Am I falling in love with this desert?

sheesh



In July, perhaps I'll come to my senses.



I truly enjoyed the Poppet Planet Launch party. There were exceedingly nice people there and I heard some insightful and thought-provoking comments.

Poppets tend to keep very good company.



There are some photos of the fun, and the fabulous cake created by Heidi (faeriedusted), here http://www.poppetplanet.com/forums.html in "Spare Parts."





I enjoyed a bit of clowning around with Larry Niven, whose brilliance is complimented by a twinkling sense of humor.
I'm extremely pleased to tell you that he has agreed to adopt the "Strange Light" title in the Strange chapbook series.
The title is Larry's own suggestion, and seems to fit him perfectly. I'm looking forward to creating images for Strange Light. How cool is that? Already I'm clearing a room in my brain. Now to clear my schedule. No better motivation than a project I can't wait to dive into.


There's more...but Blogger imaging program seems to have stopped working for the moment.


In the meantime, I've put some Little Red Poppets up on Ebay, and a few of the "Little Pink" open edition casting as well.

You can find them here: Poppets
















9 comments:

Chris said...

oh yay oh yay oh yay, I got a little pink :D. Balticon looks like it was so much fun. Wish I could've been there. Looking forward to Strange Light. Sounds like a great collaboration!

Matthew said...

Hello, glad to hear Balticon went well. I sent you an e-mail awhile ago, but I'm not sure if I had your address down correctly. The gist of it was that A) My mom loved the rat and poppet, so thanks again! and B) I found a Neil rat at DreamHaven books. He is now mine. I think its cool they sell some of your stuff there. Thanks for a second time, appreciations on my behalf. Cheers.
-Matthew Kriske

Carl V. said...

Welcome back! Congrats on scoring Larry Niven, that is way cool!!!

Quixotic said...

I haven't read anything by Larry Niven before, so I'm going to run away and find books by him now...

Balticon sounds like it was great fun!

ravyn said...

My dear, you're not falling in love with the desert, you were experiencing the relief of being out from under the oppressive humidity of a Washington summer **grin**.

Dan Guy said...

I wouldn't mind escaping this oppressive humidity for a while...

Sterling Purulent Icon said...

Spectacular to see you again! We could have used a bit of desert in the hotel to suck out some of the humidity...

Schrodinger's Poppet says "Hallo!" from Columbia, MD.

Celynnen said...

20 miles away and I wasn't able to get there =o( I should have pouted more, then they would have let me go.

Celynnen said...

and yes, the humidity sucked; it made me appreciate the frigid Oakland night air.