Just me being convinced that I don't have a whole lot of interest to share lately. Like many folks at the turn of the seasons, I get introspective.
There are a lot of life changes on the horizon, but right this minute I want to grab this gorgeous day by the tail and get outside for a while.
I'll tell you more about it all soon.
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's been in the humid mid 90's for a week with another week of the same promised. There is no other place to be. Even with afternoon thunderstorms that echo on into the night, the water is perfect.
Soon there will be a string of days when it rains hard and the temperature falls in the night and the water will be choked with leaves and branches. I will put on my suit, start down the ladder and be stopped by the cold. Summer's end.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Holding this baby is my new favorite drug.
I dished out tattoos in the waiting room last week. Not everyone rushed to sign up.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Still, this piece has been promised to a show in the first week of September so something else is going to have to get back-burnered for a little bit. Today, I'm thinking it's pool time. Drat.
This is going to be a monster under the needle.
and the biggest irk is
...when I look at the original drawing, I'm not happy with the way this one is turning out.
The last time that happened, I would have fed the piece in question into the industrial shredder at the office but the door to the shred room was locked. I finished the piece, entered it in a show and it sold. My first ever sale. Go figger.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Fingers crossed that Missy and Charlie will be sprung from the hospital this weekend. They have hung out the No Visitors sign which is perfectly understandable.
When we first brought Colin home from the hospital, Jim and I were sitting at the kitchen table having morning coffee as we always had, kind of planning the day.
He said "What do you want to do today?" and before I could answer Colin made his birdie squawks from his crib in the next room and we both laughed and said
"Oh yeah, that's right." Somebody else had just taken the majority vote.
It takes a little getting used to.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Charlie James Lacativa came to us last night, a little early, but he and mom Missy are both doing well.
For 3.5 weeks early, he's a nice six pounds, four ounces and twenty inches long. To me he looks just like Jake did the day after he was born.
Jimmy would be, is, so very proud of Jake & Missy and just loving this baby.
This is the trial run of Bathtub Gin Dirty Threads. Another learning experience underway. Turns out that this herb drying rack did not go...
Play it again Sam.
Colin modeled a bit when he was a baby. How could he not, as cute as this and he was a laughin' fool the minute anyone broke out a ...
writing I have been idly dreaming about having a small, vintage manual typewriter, as if that would help. I don't even know i...
I'm researching fish faces for a piece I'm working on. Ever take a close look at their eyes? I used to fish a lot when I was a kid ...
Not waiting for a surprise cold snap. Mr. & Mrs. Wilson, the swedish ivys were totally out of control. Bits of them have taken hold in...
Not so fierce anymore. It's hard to say if the intensity loss was due to the advanced age of the dyes or the temps outside which were c...
Mom's Christmas cactus is struggling. I have to find the right kind of soil and a decent clay pot it can become rootbound in. Any advi...
It's a Charlie Monday. We spend the whole day together working it out. He is a delightful tornado of life and love. There is no doin...
Always one for illicit activity.. I'm peddling cloth again. You know who you are and you know you want it. Go thaw your credit ...
2008 no pumpkins and no posers this year.