Monday, October 27, 2008

A bag to have from Squash Blossom

This lusciously beautiful bag is from Squash Blossom boutique in Decatur, GA. I love velvet and the red accent on this piece is just exquisite! The wildly colorful patchwork is so unique and would be an awesome accessory for going out this fall.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


It's 6:35 pm and all hell breaks loose around this time, it's interesting to know that when kids are being loud and there are feet pounding all over the place, questions, frustrations. Wait, just had to help my 5-year-old with the mechanics of the printer tray. And so, I sit and type with all this loudness and the only thing allowing any tolerance is a glass of wine. But this isn't all supposed to be complaints and any morose, it's just a commentary on my daily ritual. I can't even recollect what it "used to feel like" before kids, this is what it feels like now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lotta drawing going on here

Another drawing by Karina. It is a lovely thing to see the little sketches and paintings all over the house. She likes to tape them up on the wall underneath a acrylic on canvas piece I did. Does she want to be just like mommy? I hope so, but better! A funny action is watching how she jumps from activity to activity in a matter of minutes. She'll see a marker or piece of paper lying around and just immediately sit down and start creating something. "Where are my scissors mommy?" she asks. She will start cutting shapes into her folded up artwork to make a design, or start gluing collage pieces all over a background. She likes to draw in crayon and then paint over with watercolor noting the change in color it makes. Can you say mixed-media? Phenomenal!
Here's a cute little pen and ink on notebook paper.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure

The Golden Pineapples
This month's book pick by Jack Pendarvis, was a collection of short stories. This was some modern writing that took a bit of getting used to, but after book club, decided that it was worth giving it a chance and have a greater appreciation for the writing. I still don't know what the title means, but i liked this short story, coincidentally, because I see about a thousand squirrels a day in my neighborhood this time of year. It was almost silly to NOT do a piece on squirrels! Squirrels that watch you, that is.

"I think these squirrels are exhibiting some pretty strange behavior. I just want to know if they sit in that hollow and on that knot when I'm not around. Because it's pretty clear they're interested in me. I'm not saying that in a paranoid way. I'm sure it's just a phenomenon of nature gone awry, you know, like when baby ducks start following around a cat or something."

Incidentally, when I'm in the bathroom overlooking our backyard, there is always a squirrel perched on our deck looking in at me. A little disconcerting to say the least. Little m&%^)* voyeurs.
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