Summer is winding up just as I finally got a lawn mower that works, not to mention the weeds I tried to kill feel that Roundup is some kind of plant food. Sigh. 

Oh, before I forget, if you’re receiving more than one of these news alerts, you’ve signed up more than once on my list. Drop me a line and I’ll delete your older emails.

Deadlines are fast approaching if you’re looking at the Calgary, Alberta, class (September 10-14), Fort Lee, NJ, class (October 1-5) and Mount Pleasant, SC (October 22-26.) Hotel deadlines, that is, not to mention Rick fixin’ to call all of you about registering. And you KNOW what a threat that can be.... Hotel deadline for the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites, Calgary, is August 22. The Doubletree Inn, Fort Lee, deadline is September 14. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Mount Pleasant, has a cut-off deadline of September 21. Many of you have indicated an interest in these classes, and we REALLY need an update on your status.

Two new locations are now on the schedule: a Courtroom Sketching class in Port Hueneme, California (north of LA) and a full range of classes in Chandler, AZ (greater Phoenix area.) Port Hueneme, a beautiful beach town on the Pacific, will be November 12-16, and Chandler will be a balmy change from winter’s snow the week of January 28-February 1.

Enjoy the sunshine, use lots of sunblock, keep your pencils sharp, and stay in touch.