Everyone I know seems to be madly working towards a show or exhibition these days. My best friend Karen(since we were two years old) is getting ready for the The Chicago Market -July 19-22 at the Merchandise Mart. She has a company called Wooden Tile were she makes beautiful Bloomsbury- like images for the home. They are really lovely and the most important thing about them is they exist in the decorative arts tradition of production pieces but you can not get away from Karen's distinctive hand. Check out her web site www.woodentile.com and she how many things she does at once, children's author, mom, business woman, public speaking,wife...man-I got to get going.