I’m writing this from the gate at San Francisco International Airport (SFO for locals), waiting for the flight that will take me to Complex Weavers Seminars. As always, I’m super excited about going to Seminars – it’s three days of immersive weaving study/nonstop partying with fellow weaving enthusiasts. I’m looking forward both to the seminars and to seeing many of the people I’ve been corresponding with by email for the last several years.
Nothing too exciting has happened the last few days – mostly, I’ve been packing and prepping for Seminars, in between prepping for chocolate satellite manufacture. Currently the weather is expected to be warm but not blazing hot over July 4 weekend, so I think I should be able to work with chocolate, at least in the mornings. In the afternoons the satellite may have to retreat to the shelter of the air-conditioned bedroom.
I’ve also discovered a marvelous book titled “Confectionery Art Casting: Silicone Mold-Making for Pastry Chefs”. I’m really looking forward to reading it. I brought it and Chocolate Decorations by Jean-Pierre Wybauw with me, for when I need a sweet break from all that weaving. I’ve got some really cool ideas for ways to make the satellite more interesting, and am looking forward to trying them out.
There was great excitement in the household when I packed, of course. Tigress loves luggage, and Fritz is right behind her. Here are the two of them arguing over who gets packed first. (Unfortunately – or perhaps fortunately – the human evicted both cats before packing. Heartless human!)