Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Into the Blue

Today the Little Hatke Family is traveling back to Italy to reconnect with friends and family for the first time in several years. For us it’s both a grand adventure and a homecoming. And as the rain pours down outside my window, I’m reminded of one of a line from the Hobbit: “adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine.”

So as we head out to a small rural community far away, I thought I’d share something from a small-town community right nearby.

Virginia friends, do you know about Cristina’s Cafe in Strasburg? Owned and run by two (beautiful) sisters, the cafe serves good local food, offers a great cup of coffee, features lots of local music, and a summer farmers market. Cristina’s is just the kind of establishment that brings a small community to life. That sounded like a commercial didn’t it?

Here’s a sign I designed for them:

And as for the summer, I’ll keep blogging. I’m planning to get back to posting robot comics, hoping to have a painting or two to share, and intending to post some weekly photos. Stay tuned!


Tim Canny said...

Safe travels! I look forward to vicariously visiting Italy through your posts.

Red Herring Jeff said...

Take care and be good out there, Ben! I look forward to seeing what you're up to this summer! Exclamation point!!!!

Sarah said...

Bella saw this and said "You EAT a banjo??"

Safe travels!

Sarah Allen said...

Looks delicious! And gorgeous design. Be safe and have fun!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)