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“ Don't be afraid to attempt something new.
Remember, it was amateurs who built the ark.
It was professionals who built the Titanic. "

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Welcome to The Toymaker’s Big Adventure Newsletter!



The Monster Circus

The Toymaker's apprentices have to deliver three monsters to the circus.

(Computer Tip – If the new toys are not showing up on your screen, try hitting the refresh button on the browser bar. If that doesn’t work try emptying your cache.)


“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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A Leaf Note

Is there anything nicer than a handwritten note? Print out this card and send someone a happy hello.



My new paper toy book comes out next month! It contains a Flying Machine, the Singing Show, a Tooth Fairy Palace with a tiny Tooth Box, Unicorn Forest, Kitty Music Adventure, two Wind Boats, Pirate Treasure Chest, Nature Trunk, a miniature Toymaker’s Workshop and Delivery Van, Bunny Garden and Piggy See-Saw.



"I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ” ~ Lewis Carroll


Hello and hello!

We usually live a pretty quiet life here at Casa Del Aguas. Our idea of a wild and crazy adventure is trying a new taco place or going to Home Depot. This is all about to change.

This month I'm going on two whole airplane trips, one to Saint Paul, Minnesota and another to San Francisco, California. I'm excited... and a little terrified. But, "New is good". I'll be talking about my new paper toy book, The Toymaker's Workshop, coming out this October from Sterling Books. I love meeting new people and seeing new places, so that is a bonus.

And home seems all the more sweeter after a trip away, don't you think?

Wishing you an adventure filled September!

Best thoughts,

"O terque quaterque beatum”
We are three or four times blessed.



A peak at my pieces for the Studio Five gallery show at the University of San Francisco ... Read it here...

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leaf ribbon"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin


I'll be teaching at the Creative Connection in Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 15 through 17th.

Then off to San Francisco for Monsters in the Bookshelf, Artwork from Studio Five.

Saturday, we'll be at the Sonoma County Book Festival.

Sunday, September 25th at 1PM, I'll be at the Schutz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA with the rest of my studio group, drawing and making things out of paper.

I hope to see you there!



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