Admiring Gainsborough

Admiring Gainsborough

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The 2nd place winner is just the 1st loser

Yup, I won 2nd place in a local painting event! The rules were that you had to start the painting after 9am and turn it in by 4pm

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Total Dude!

"There are 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end them....."! Man, I can't count how many times I have heard that little ditty this summer! It will finally be nice to have a Phineas and Ferb day off!
Meanwhile, today, the boy who made me a mom, turns 7 and if that isn't enough of a milestone, started 2nd grade! I'm plotzing, kvelling and being generally sentimental. I mean, this is big news people! He's a straight up dude! He's not a little guy anymore, nor does he have any baby fat or anything resembling baby anything. Whahhhhh! I'm a little sad. Is it supposed to go this fast? Am I mourning MY mortality or am I sad that I no longer have a baby to take care of?
These are all big questions along with why does anyone watch Big Brother. But, I digress. Focus back to me. I don't want to rob him of his glory or of his day, but I'm thinking, I might need a hug or at the very least, a frosty, adult beverage.
So, here goes, (with phantom drink in hand) raise your glasses to the most fascinating kid on the planet, the boy who made me a mom, a total dude, Happy Birthday Hay, keep doing what you're doing, 'cause you're doing a great job!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cone is Simply the Vehicle

I love ice cream! I mean love love. Not like, not "kind of admire",but a pure, unadulterated, kind of X rated, kind of porno love for ice cream. No fro yo, ick! No skinny cow, even though it's not that bad. Don't even come at me with "low" this or "low" that. Jesus, let's not even mention ice milk. Whoever came up with that bullshit, needs to have a serious talking to.
I love ice cream that is pure and fresh and preferably local, organic even. That's good. I love mint chip, jamoca fudge, rocky road, if the mood strikes. But there is a place, here in Northern California that has flavors that would make your toes curl. I'm here to say, and I want you to pay attention because it's that good..... Earl grey tea ice cream! I know! It sometimes has lavender crystalized chips in it. If that doesn't get your girly bits all tingly, what about Mexican chocolate? Or mango? They have chocolate creme brûlée! I know!
Ok, I'm all worked up and need to go get my frozen treat on, seriously.
I hope everyone out there is eating good, no, great, ice cream, reading a great book, getting a little sand in your toes and soaking up some natural goodness from the sun.
Still haven't painted, but I hope that I can Thursday night. I miss it terribly and I want to roll my sleeves up and get going. But my painting mojo isn't as powerful as my ice cream mojo right now :-)

Peace and Earl Grey Tea ice cream,


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pretty Good. Preettty Preeettty Preetty Good.

Summer lovin' had me a blast! Summer lovin' happened so fast! Boy I wish. BTW, I learned a new expression, ear worm. You know, when you've got a song stuck in your head like you might right now? To quote Weezy from DragonTales, "LOVE IT"!
I love anything that the "kids" are in to. Meanwhile, my kid is hocking me a tchineck like nobodies business for a new toy. No new news here people.
All day long, it's wieners, butts, penises, boogers etc... I have to admit that I will be a little sad when this stage is over.
Non-sequitor, I haven't been painting, but I hope to be sniffing turpentine later today!
Love and rockets,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Cowbell Please!

I'm not a complainer by nature, although my husband would beg to differ. I don't like conflict and I don't like problems. I like when things are smooth going and there is a general feeling of peace in the air.
Unfortunately, this is not how it usually goes down, I seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop. That being said, what I am talking about, has nothing to do with nothing.
Meanwhile, here is a painting that I did a little while back in Tahoe!

Peace and more cowbell!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Ok, it's an inside joke but I thought it appropriate for this week's mayhem. Yeah, I said it, mayhem. I don't have any idea what the derivation of mayhem is but it's a fun word.
Out of town guests who themselves had out of town guests and then onto Tahoe with the boy.
Too many dicks on the dancefloor. Just sayin'.
Meanwhile, here is one of my paintings.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

If it's Tuesday, it must be Paris

So I'm not in Paris, although I wish I were. Paris is my Tiffany's. When I'm there, I feel like another person, like a better version of myself. Confident, content, carefree, creative even.
Paris with all it's faults and I know about a few, just seems to have a way about it that soothes me and satisfies me. I can wander the streets, the metros, cafes, museums, shops etc... anonymously, I can day dream and contemplate things that don't occur to me here in my real life.
So, I'm not in Paris right now, but maybe, in a little while, I can go back, if only in my dreams.
Here's my latest painting of Paris just to help the imagination along.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Fun

Okay, so going to work may not be fun, but having a grandmother take your kid for some summer fun IS! Today, the boy gets to go out on a ferry and see the sights with his Grandy. Ice Cream will be involved as I'm sure some begging for a new toy will as well.
I look forward to the stories, real and imagined (since the boy has taken to exaggerating, I don't know where that comes from :-/ )
In the meantime, here is a painting done recently at an art show.
Love and rockets,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Art in the Park

Today was Art in the Park. It's an art festival in my town and my art teacher asked if I could "man" the tent with another artist.
We sat, we painted, we ate and we relaxed from 9:30-5:30. What a day. Each of us had a chance to work on our own paintings and take a "looksy" around at the competition.
Here is what I worked on.
It's called Sterre's Shoes.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Beginning of Summer

So it is officially day 1 of summer for us and I find myself struggling just a wee bit. We're looking for projects that will keep us both busy, connected and fufilled that won't cost too much money.
So far, we've made Harry Potter wands out of tree branches and carved crayons.
Here's one of my recent paintings.
Peace Y'all.

Thursday, June 10, 2010