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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Some shots of the kids eating breakfast, with some cheery daffodils on the table.  I keep getting a couple of bunches, at Trader Joes, every time I go...cause I love them!  Glad the sun is shining today. I am in a much better mood when I see those golden rays.  Plus I need to be in a good mood today, because I was poked and prodded at the dentist earlier, & had what seemed like way too many shots in my mouth!  It is now way later & most of the left side of my face is still numb.  Trying to eat, drink, or even smile is pretty comical.  So I was sitting out back awhile ago, enjoying the Springiness of today...watching 2 of my kids dig in the dirt & the dogs too....nice day(despite the tooth Dr.)!

Nothing to do with Spring flowers or anything, but thought I'd add this picture of India & Little Bear.  She really is a nice puppy, & I am glad  the other dogs both like her, & the cat too.  Right now she is curled up  in a ball, after a hard morning of getting puppy shots & playing in the dirt outside.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Spring Art

Hello.  These are 2 new things I've been working on, the past couple days.  I am especially happy with the way the clay doll came out.  I hope to continue this creative streak I'm on, & make some more things, in the coming days.

This is... Cecilia and Her Circles.  She is on an 8 x 8 canvas.

I call this one below...Beasley In A Box. For some reason I've always liked that name Beasley(I think just for pets, & in this case dolls, not a good people name). Anyway, she is made of clay, painted with acrylics, watercolors, & I used pencil on her face too.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wild Things

A couple of years ago(I think), when the new Where The Wild Things movie came out, I got a little obsessed with all the stuff, for a short while.  Imagine my excitement yesterday as I perused the Target dollar bins, & found these Wild Things cups & plates....happy, happy!

Cute cup.  Yes, those are my dry fingers, in need of lotion.
Look what we found in the backyard!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

It Really Wasn't A Race

Yay, glad Spring is here!  I am going to wait & plant some pretty flowers, out in my backyard, when the rain stops.  Also,  will maybe plant a vegetable or two.  Looking forward to that!

Whose feet are these?  Richard, Me, Aunt Monica, Uncle Larry, Toby, Dad & Maya's.
We did a race/trail run/hike/bush wacking(seriously) thing, this past weekend.  It's called the Great Silverado Footrace, & it is in the little town of Silverado, near our place.  It's a cool mountain/hippie type of town.  I was telling Richard we should move there.  Anyway, this race started out with a 1000 ft vertical climb up the mountain which took forever & I really don't see how you could run it, unless you are a mountain goat!  It was beautiful once we got to the top, & could see the town below & lots of surrounding mountains.  There were lots of wildflowers on our paths, & moss on rocks...lots to look at.  It was also super challenging.  Parts of this race, we were fighting our way through branches & plants & there really wasn't too much of a path.  So I guess it wasn't too much of a  running race for us, being that we were almost the last ones to come in, & knew we weren't in the running for 1st place.  It was an adventure though, that I will do again next year!

That is Toby & Richard on the mountain across from us.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Little Bear

This weekend, we added a new Pekingese to the mix.  We already had 2 dogs (& a cat), but my logic(if you want to call it that), is that 3 little dogs take up the space that one big dog would.  Well, it makes sense in my head...I don't know if Richard is buying it. 

We were deciding between a few names like Prune,or Beetlejuice...I was even thinking of naming her Oprah. The kids kept saying she looks like a bear, so we ended up naming her Little Bear.

               Richard says she has angry eyebrows...but I think they are cute.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

10 on 10/Our Day In Photos

Hi there.  I have been doing this 10 on 10 photo thing today.  It is basically taking a photo every hour, for 10 hours straight, on the 10th day of the month.  I have been wanting to try it since my wonderfully creative friend, Maya, told me about it awhile back.  

So here is some of our day:

Good Morning
On the school yard

Getting my hair to it's "natural" shade of red

Sunny Spot
Henry's Market
Diet Pepsi...I love you so

Park near our house

Through the window

Our covered fridge

In our back yard

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Butterfly Love

This is my butterfly wall, in my new art studio/office.  I love it so far.  Notice the 2 pictures of Sage with butterflies in her hair? I have a picture of India, I still need to put up...although it is the one of her with antlers on her head, & is not really going with the wall theme.  Oh well, butterflies & deers, it shall be.

I will show more pictures of my workspace, when the whole thing is done...hopefully it'll be soon.

Pretty little things. I used to have these butterflies hanging in my kitchen they are all in a tangle.  I'll have to find another good spot for them.