Sunday, September 24, 2017


...the NFL says "Fuck you", Mr. McDump.
Simply & elegantly ~ things you know nothing about.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


My heart and thoughts go out to all affected by Harvey,
and to all who have been, and will be affected by Irma ~

Monday, August 21, 2017

99.59% TOTALITY!

How many of you caught even a part of the eclipse? Pretty cool, eh?

We could have driven about an hour north to be in the 100% path, but the roads were supposed to be a madhouse, especially on the way home, so we didn't bother.
We just set out our rockers in the backyard, and enjoyed the moments. We had the beasties outside with us, and they didn't display anything unusual, even when it got very dark.

We didn't try to take pix of the main event, but DH did get some pix of the sun coming through the leaves of our river birch tree; very cool ~ see below. Click to enlarge.

I'd love to hear about your experience!

Thursday, July 27, 2017


We have lost an icon today.  June Foray has passed away today at age 99.

Ms. Foray was the voice of both Rocky and Natasha from the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show".

She was also the voice of CindyLou Who from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

A sad day ~

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


I've been working on a project for a few weeks ~ I thought I would give you some sneak peeks...
No 'biggify' on these...

Any guesses as to what the substrate is??   :)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Friends ~

It is with a very heavy heart I must tell of the passing of my dear friend C. She lost her valiant fight with cancer early this AM. She is no longer in pain ~ thank the universe.

She was not only a friend to me, but also a supreme artistic mentor. Some of my favorite memories of her are the times we met to play/experiment with some new technique. She gently helped wiggle me away from my desire for 'perfection' ~ I will always be thankful to her for that.

She will be missed by so many ~ her "arty" friends, the DIVAs & the ASE ladies; the members of her beloved book club; and, of course, her family.

Dear C ~ this afternoon, I will have a Margarita in your honor; it is the least I can do!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017


L. was our hostess in April ~ she supplied us with the canvas, the cardboard houses, and all kinds of cool ephemera ~ we took it from there.
I came up with steampunk servo-motor houses!

The rainbow of wires and the lights they used to illuminate at top left are from a 'singing' birthday card my BIL sent me some years back...
The motherboard on the left house was a gift from a friend, and the legs were a gift from one of the DIVAs.
The green leaves are very old stickers.

The motherboard on the right house is from an old pedometer ~

It is hard to see, but the background paint was also covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Click to biggify ~

The reason I've been away from the blog for so long is that I was hit with a devastating cold that lasted almost 4 full weeks ~ UGH!!!

Thanks for looking!

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...