I’ll be away from blogland for a while. Off to Japan with my family for an adventure in the land of the rising sun and heavenly sushi. It’s taken me a year to plan this one and we are very excited. Lots of stories to tell upon our return. I’ve got my travel journal ready to go and ….. we are outta here! See you soon.


Gift giving is very big in Japan, so I’ve created some little gift packages for our cooking teacher and guides.


I found these amazing spoons cast from natural objects, which I’ve included with some post cards of where we live and a book mark that features a real pressed wild flower from Colorado.

Enjoy the early June weeks and I’ll post as soon as the jet lag wears off!

5 Responses to Sayonara

  1. stephanie says:

    Fran, Have a FABULOUS trip, like I need to say that! Your gift packages will bring huge smiles…and you’ll have to share where you found those spoons when you return…

    safe travels,

  2. Kathy Lopez says:


    Safe journey dear friend. Enjoy the food, culture and ALL those BEAUTIFULLY DELICIOUS papers!!! Lots of aloha and smiles your way, Kathy

  3. aimee says:

    beautiful envelopes, fran! i’ll miss your posts, but i’ll also look forward to hearing about your adventures and artistic discoveries in japan. bon voyage, aimee

  4. ooooh! hope you are having a fab time. can’t wait for the blog post on this trip!

  5. Seth says:

    Hope you are having the best adventure. I think your journal and the gifts you created are great! Looking forward to seeing the journal filled.

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