Monday, April 28, 2008

Imaginary Birds, Vol. 2

And.. I'm back! The art show is officially done. What I mean to say is that it's still up, and will be up for another month, but the whole painting/hanging/opening part is done! And I'm ready for some vacation time.

It was great though, really great, and I want to thank all my friends and family who came out to support. Here's some images of the work:

And there's five more, it's just that this dial-up modem makes uploading really really slow and time-consuming, and I've got things to do! Like taking a nap.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Miss Paint-Pants

Does this penguin look worried?

Don't worry, penguin. Things are actually progressing on schedule, which is always miraculous to me. I'm hanging letterpressed flyers..

..and mailing out postcards to my people:

Join the elf-owls and myself next Friday and Saturday for the madness!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bogus Business

Well, I guess I should just come to terms with this: Rosebud is headed back to the doggy hospital.

For a torn ACL. That's the ligament that is over a dog's 'knee'. After the surgery she'll have to be kept quiet for a few months so she doesn't blow out the other one while the first is healing (see: Jackson, Maggie's dog).

During the whole bacterial infection drama I felt like the universe was showing me something, like I was learning about myself and her and what we were capable of. And then during the gastrointestinal hemorrhaging I felt a little baffled, but went with it. Throughout last year's puncture wounds and sliced pads and partial tear to the ACL, I started to laugh at the absurdity. What else can you do? Now I'm starting to feel defeated. But I think that might be because I'm swamped with work to finish for the art show and have a cold.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Across the Pond

Look who showed up, live and direct from England!

It's Natalie and Dee and baby Dillon; Natalie is an Olympia ex-pat and dear friend who has made a whole new life for herself over the last 6 years as an official unofficial Brit..

And along the way little Dillon showed up! Red overalls plus happy baby = cuteness to the maxx. I want some red overalls.

We went down to the beach and threw gigantic sticks for the dogs, and were all disturbed by Rosebud's feral insanity. Luckily the Natalie/Dee/Dillon posse is a dog friendly crew. The little one is being reared by a Siberian Husky and a Husky/Staffie mix.. truly raised by wolves!

Maybe someday Justin and I will get to go for a visit, and drive south to see the white cliffs of Dover. I hope so.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008



Either Rosebud is sprouting a horn, or I need to take her back to L.A. for a nose job. What is going on here?

In other news, I decided that seagulls can be beautiful.