Waking up to the radio today, I heard that there had been an accident along Bloor Street last night and a cyclist had died. It's all they've been talking about this morning, because the motorist that struck the cyclist is a prominent politician in Ontario. I had to turn the radio off because the host of the talk-radio show we were listening to kept going on and on about cyclists disobeying the rules of the road. I bike everywhere, and wish this city were more bike friendly.
In other sad local news, one of my favorite local bookstores, PAGES, is closing it's doors today. It's been around for over 30 years, and sold many graphic novels and 'zines that you couldn't find anywhere else.
My adventures in Roncesvalles yesterday weren't as sweet and scenic as they could have been because the street is heavily under construction. But the fruit markets were as colourful and lovely as ever, so my trip was still a success. As usual, the fruit markets were teaming with bees! But yesterday it was like every bee in the city knew where to be.
I'm getting really excited to receive copies of the children's book I illustrated over the summer. It's been printed, and will be released October 22nd. I'll probably do a draw for a book for anyone who's interested. I'm also expecting swatches of fabric in the mail any day now. I created a new design and can't wait to see how it turns out. Eyes on the mail!