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yippie!!! 🕺💃🕺💃😻😻

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Yes to all! Yes I have missed your newsletters, yes I am patient for more, and yes I am looking forward to your book!

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I was like ‘Wow she’s really been painting!’

I’m so ignorant 😅😅

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Carson Ellis

It’s worth the slow if it means we get a new book! And, yes to anything that possibly, maybe, perhaps involves collaboration with Mac Barnett.

I had the great fortune of finally meeting him, geeking out by gushing over my admiration of his work, and getting a book signed to boot. This was for your husband, Colin’s the Stars Did Wander Darkling book tour in Petaluma, CA....a special, memorable event, indeed. Keep creating....we’ll be here.

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Dig it. I was shopping at Mai Do over the weekend and I think I spotted you there. I bought a couple notebooks (can never have enough); what did you find for yourself? ☺️

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Is that the chaotic stationary shop in the Japanese mall or the quieter one in the courtyard across from the fancy home goods place? I went to both. 🤗

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The chaotic one (where the A/C was broken 🥵). The quieter one - the origami place? - is lovely too!

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I actually find it really comforting to know that you also find it too overwhelming to do much beside paint when you are on a deadline. I just finished painting a 96 page book and it’s so hard not to be completely singleminded and obsessed while you are doing it. I hope you are managing some downtime too! It’s also inspiring to see you writing this post, and trusting that we will wait for you (we will). Can’t wait to see it! X

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96 pages! Congratulations! That's a lot of pages. I don't really have much downtime between now and my deadline, but it's okay. All I want to do is paint right now anyway. Thanks for waiting. <3

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Good luck!! I’m cheering you on and can’t wait to see! X

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Slow is good! Slow means progress. That embroidery detail on the cuff from the painting... I am undone! 🤤

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Wow! Wow, wow, wow. Yes, that was a "pscych," indeed. Can't wait to see more.

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Carson Ellis

I saw that exhibit as well a few weeks ago. We wanted to visit the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the DeYoung, but for some reason GGPark was impassable that day (holiday concert at the bandshell?) so we re-routed ourselves over to the Legion of Honor. The Tudor exhibit was fascinating, but I still want to see the Kehinde Wiley exhibit before it ends in a few weeks!

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We went to the De Young initially because that's where we thought the Tudor exhibit was. I was so excited to see that the Kehinde Wiley show was there, but we had to hightail it to the Legion of Honor with our time slotted tickets and we never made it back. :(

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BTW these details are from the Tudor exhibit in case that wasn't obvious. Alas, I did not, could not paint them.

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excited for your book!

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A cheer to all of this, but especially to "Psych!" Such an underappreciated exclamation--and that hard k sound is so satisfying to say aloud!

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I know. Let's bring back "PSYCH!"

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what’s the policy around here on getting your art as a tattoo? really wanting a wildwood tattoo soon!

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Love your Montana travelogue. Have spent many days there in the last 35 years and always have a need to get back!

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