Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Moleskine!


I'm kinda proud of myself, I'm drawing a little almost everyday! I love love love moleskine notebooks and micron pens!
I haven't been drawing as much as I would like. Mazzy and I have the "crud of the week" and we've been zapped of all energy. Hopefully next week we'll be better and more energetic.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Case of the Missing Hamster


Princess Peach Kibble (a name that both my daughter and I came up with) went missing yesterday. I was upset and worried, we didn't know how long she had been out since we were busy and out of the house most of the day. I do remember her being on her wheel the night before. The husband and I scoured the top floor of the house, finding traces of the hamster here and there: chewed up bags of treats next to the cage, and chewed up pieces of the carpet in the office corners. We spent the evening walking around and looking down hoping to catch a glimpse of the little critter.
This morning before Daniel got in the shower he woke me up and said he found the hamster. She was in the bathtub! How she got in there, I don't know and probably will never know. The bottom of the tub was covered in little, bloody hamster footprints and Peach was completely spazzed out. I scoop her in a large cup and place her back in her cage, making sure the hole she got out of was secure.
Later I pick her up and inspect her body. I'm worried about what caused the blood. I found only a little cut on the tip of her tail. I'm keeping a close eye on her for the next few days. I'm also worried that she may die. The bottom of the shower liner was chewed up and I'm afraid Peach ingested some of the plastic or long strands of carpet.
Right now she's sleeping, as most hamsters do during the day. I hear her drink from her water bottle every once in awhile. I'm sure she's exhausted from her time out in the real world.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Early Friday Morning


Two more scans from the new moleskine.
I don't have much to say today. So I'm going to list some links that I've been enjoying this morning. I've also been enjoying Irish Breakfast tea. Yum!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Moleskine Update

I've been crazy busy lately planning my daughter's fifth birthday, cleaning house, reading, being lazy, and complaining about the weather. And I started a new sketch noteboook. I finally broke in my unused, pretty black moleskine. It's so perfect. I would like 10 of them for Christmas, please. Here's some scans:

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Heat Wave


This weekend was spent staying indoors out of this crazy heat. My little girl and I created invitations for her upcoming birthday party. She drew pictures on cardstock and I printed the details onto color paper then folded and stapled them together. I'm so proud of her willingness to create and do things on her own. She's such a great little girl.
Friday afternoon she told me a little story from her school day: Her teacher asked if she was an artist and she replies with, "YES!" How amazing!
Now, I'm thinking about Girl Scouts. There's sign-ups this week and Mazzy is interested. Maybe?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Deep Under the Sea


Here's a video featuring the puppets I made for the local production of The Little Mermaid. I created 4 yellow fish, 4 purple seahorses, 4 orange starfish, and 2 very large octopusses all out of foamcore and neon paint. They looked so great on stage!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Two for Three, Now

Drought, Cornfield

When we took a roadtrip to Alabama I had a deadline looming over my head. I wanted to enter a nearby photography show but had no good photos to enter; the deadline was the day after we planned on coming home. The theme of the show is "Photos of the Rural South" and I figure, hell, I'm going to Alabama, what's more "Rural South" than Alabama?

One afternoon we pile in the car and Amber leads us to one of the oldest towns in Alabama and a large cornfield. I take the photo above and proclaim, "I think I got my money shot!" I had to get on my hands and knees to get this perspective and I'm glad I did. I caught word the other day that I've been juried into the show. I got the official letter yesterday. SlowExposures! Here I come!

The letter says: 106 Photographers entered more than 600 photographs for this year's show. The jurors selected 81. So the odds were tough. And I'm a little bit in shock, I really can't believe I got in even though when I mailed off my entry I'm like, yeah, I'm going to totally get in.

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