Every year for a couple of weekends there is a massive tour of artists' studios and galleries on the east side. Called E.A.S.T. (East Side Studio Tour) there are literally hundreds of artists to see showing work and demonstrating stuff. We went last Sunday (the tour goes again this weekend). We always visit with Jennifer Balkan who lives and works in French Place. Jennifer's been featured here before (in 2007, 2008 and 2011). We always get a friendly welcome, too, as she talks about her work and watches her son draw on the floor and tells everyone to hold down the fort while she fetches cream puffs from the house.