Have You Seen My Mother?

While we're waiting for the Cybils Awards announcement, I want to share some photos of my beautiful, talented mother in action painting alpana on my California Dreamin' mini book tour, along with one of me signing a copy of Rickshaw Girl as a Valentine for my Fire Escape friends ... that's you!

At Towne Center Books in Pleasanton ...

Where Baba welcomes visitors
and displays Ma's alpana:

At Cody's Books in Berkeley ...

Lots of old friends and new friends, like
blogger buddy Jen Robinson, showed up: