Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I had to post this, I was just visited at my studio window by a ruby-crowned kinglet. He is too cute. It's like he has a little red toupee on!
I love the magical phenomenon of snow.
Since my hubby just made it home for the holidays (yay) and won't be here long, I don't have time to draw anything so Kato did this week's IF for me.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we did except for one thing, NO PIE! Lesson learned, never leave a pie alone and vulnerable on the counter. We thought our little, chunky monkey lab had been rehabbed of his counter surfing sadly he had a major relapse and SAVOURED every last crumb. No pie for me :(
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
We're wondering what happens in the "afterwards"
(box is kitten's ashes, making her an urn is on my list of to-do's)
Ack my first attempt of doodling after more than a month off. Pretty bad but at least it's a new one, yay. I need to get back into the groove as I have an entire sketchbook to fill for the Sketchbook Project.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Okay, while I confess I have found most of my studio supplies after the move, except my darn graphite crayons, I'm submitting another oldie but goodie. I just can't bring myself to doodle anything without my kitty sleeping behind me as lumbar support. Maybe she'll start haunting me then I can really channel something spooky.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I'm feeling a bit nostalgic so I'm posting these old VH1 promos just for kicks.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Longing for the dry skies of San Diego, it has rained every day since we moved to NC. We discovered we have an indoor pool in our new house called, the basement. Where fortunately we were storing all the unpacked boxes, mostly filled with books, now pulp. Yay! (old illo until I find my paints)
Here's a poem by Lewis Carroll as we say goodbye to summer.
A BOAT beneath a Sunny Sky
by Lewis Carroll
A BOAT beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Old fashioned memories of our kitty who we lost last week. She spent the last couple of days of her sixteen years sleeping in sunbeams. sigh.
We're all moved in but still have to arrange the furniture and unpack boxes. The house is very big and very empty...
...mostly because our kitty decided not to make the trip with us. She hadn't been feeling well the week before our move, but remained feisty and demanding until the end. She was sixteen and had a very good life putting up with me and the dogs. I am so sad, but hope she will remain my muse.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
painted wood with metal and glass
17 7/8 x 22 x 10 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Friday, August 27, 2010
I wish we were "immovable" but we hit the road for NC in three weeks, yikes! So much to do, so little time. Today I'm heading down to the Smithsonian Am. Art Museum see one of my fav-o-rite outsider art pieces, "The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly" by James Hampton, it's made out of tin foil. My kitten would have a field day playing in this thing.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I haven't posted in a long while, but felt inspired to resurrect this doodle for this weeks IF topic, caged. Our dear overlord kitty will have to pack up her stuff and get stuffed into her cage since we found out we have to move again! I'm very sad to be leaving Washington, D.C. my kitty's hometown.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Every time I think of paisley I'm reminded of my grandmother who made quilts. She called paisley "persian pickles", so as a kid I thought the pickles in Persia were paisley patterned.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I am determined to make a difference. Because I have seen the seriousness of this disease firsthand, I would like to do my part in making a difference.
As part of the Alzheimer's Association's "Run for the Memory - RTB 2010" team, I will be participating in the 2010 Reach the Beach Relay on September 17-18, 2010 and raising money for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds go directly to improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's, by providing enhanced care and support for all affected, and through the advancement of research.
I hope you will support me and my relay team as we run the 200 miles from Franconia, NH to Hampton Beach, NH to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease.
Friday, June 11, 2010
"Take only memories, leave only footprints.
The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to Earth.
Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." (allegedly quoted by Chief Si’ahl)
Here's my allusion to "ripple" I haven't posted in awhile and am a little rusty. It's been a busy spring but I hope to get back at it for the summer. The BP gulf oil deluge (I think "spill" is a tad quaint for what has happened) has made me so sad. My furballs have kicked their shedding into to overdrive so we can donate the fur to help a little.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
I'm pet sitting this week so while my friends are off enjoying the sun and the sand, I'm knee deep in dogs and cats. This is an old one of my labbie taking a dip in the ocean.
Happy Spring everyone, enjoy the chocolate bunny ears.