Super Silly Champagne Reception!

Join us Wednesday, June 1st for a super silly celebration with the creators of The Super Silly Yosemite Sticker and Activity Book. Please RSVP to Lillian at

A Literal and Literary Journey through the California’s Mojave Desert

“Void of life, it never is, however dry the air and villainous the soil.” – Mary Austin, from The Land of Little Rain, 1903 It’s 4:00 pm on a July afternoon. It’s 117 degrees. I back my car out of the garage of my Palm Desert home, turn the air conditioner up as high as it will […]

Desert Word Walk

Hello, and welcome to Desert Word Walk! My name is Ruth Nolan. I am a poet, writer, and professor of English at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, and I’m also editor of Heyday’s exciting anthology of California’s desert literature, No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California’s Deserts, published in November, 2009. I was born […]

Great Opportunity to Work for a Non-Profit

The Butler Koshland Fellowship program is looking for an independent, intelligent, and highly-motivated person to serve as a fellow to Greg Moore, executive director of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Beginning mid-November, the fellow would work under the direction and guidance of Mr. Moore as a Butler Koshland Fellow. In this role, the fellow would directly participate […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

The End of My Journey… Yesterday, I was tremendously sad, thinking that my time as an intern at Heyday had already come to an end. How did it go by so fast? I was extremely lucky to have such a unique experience, as a Scientific Illustrator Intern, and there is no way Heyday is going […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

Hangin’ by the Pool I know for a fact that in my lifetime, I will absolutely never grow tired of exploring the tide pools scattered along California’s dramatic and rocky shoreline. No matter how many times I’ve been mesmerized, there is always something new I haven’t seen in past adventures, something even more enchanting than […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

Midweek Update Mix it up! If there is one thing I have learned in my artistic adventures, it is to never set limits or think certain actions are “wrong.” Rules, as the old saying goes, are meant to be broken. For years, I thought there was some rule against mixing media like watercolors, colored pencil, […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

Stickin’ on the Dock of the Bay Exploring California wharfs and piers is always exciting, and not just for the people-watching, good food, and silly souvenirs. I can’t help but smile when I see animals using man-made structures like these as prime real estate. Underneath all the excitement and human activity lies a surprisingly diverse […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

Back to Geometry Every once in a while, I get distracted by what I’m looking at. That sounds ridiculous, right? I guess what I mean is that when I’m studying something that I want to draw really closely, I get distracted by tiny details. I end up losing focus on the overall shape. It helps […]

Pacific Pup: The California Coast According to Annette

Forest Dwellers There is a coastal forest that I love to explore, but it is no ordinary forest. This is one that exists under the horizon, where the trees sway with rising and falling tides, constantly battling turbulent waves. They become floating homes, sheltering thousands of animals from sea slugs to leopard sharks. The diversity […]