Sunday, June 29, 2008

Image of Mount Rainier June 24th, 2008

Home again, home again

We are home! The dog licked us, the washing machine wants to kick us. We had a great time in Seattle and check out this picture. This is at Mount Rainier. (from left to right Jane, Me, Peter) Had to show the sensational amount of snow for late June.

Now, back to work. I got home to a pile of mail which included some reply cards from my last sample art card mailing. Great feedback and one press said "They will keep me in mind!" I'm happy to say it is one of my top pick publishing houses too!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Seattle journal from an aspiring first grader

My daughter Jane is keeping a journal while we are away. She just finished Kindergarten. I thought it would be fun to share her cover page.

My son Peter typed part of this blog post. Do you see I am building a workforce?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Journal like a second grader

I am in Seattle. It is fun. The trees are green. The water is big...........

Crab feed tomorrow. Just how do we feed crabs? What, we eat them? Good, I was concerned about getting pinched. I touched and fed some sea urchins today. I was spooked at the fish market by a trickster monk fish. They are scary looking.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Have you ever sat and thought about words? I know some people do because there are all of these people called writers AND I sometimes see forwarded emails which reflect specifically on words. Generally it is to poke fun at something.

I caution those of you in the front row of the audience, please schooch back a hair so there is room for my cape to swirl about-thanks.


This word looks like its definition. Plus, I am a little skeptical of the "liar" part because things which are pecu sound much like "pick you" gym class, innocent flowers, noses. All connotations I don't want bobbing around my brain. Add that with liar and it all feels bad.

Shall we lighten this word up a bit? I strive everyday to be unique. There is always some random way to make anything wonderful and perfect, it is just finding it, seeing it, being the one who recognizes beauty among slobbery. There have been many slobberies at my house, the police were no help at all. Couldn't even find the perpetrator(s).

So today, be distinctive, exclusive, unique, particular, special. Pretend you are a walking boutique with eclectic things to share. Then you can be peculiar, in a good way.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday has come!

My dog has a tick. Not the nervous variety but the climb on and eat blood variety. Yish, parasites. I've been working on some stuff I want to share so here is a sample.

-A good weekend to all!