random slices of life

there was cake

thank you so much for all the first birthday wishes... oh yes there was cake - homemade poppyseed with buttercream frosting... and there were cucumber sandwiches too. it was a lovely afternoon. and then we ALL got sick. one by one every. single. person. that came to the party. it was not food poisoning, but a really wicked stomach virus. oh dear. [hence no post this last week].


i thought i would share with you my vintage boston egg shaped pencil sharpener. it is my friend and companion in the studio. i think maybe gwen would like it.


it has been raining incessantly here. if we didn't need it so badly i might start complaining. i actually really like rain - the smell, the sound, the feel. but days and days in a row and we get a little stir crazy. the little gets VERY stir crazy. any break and you'll find us wandering around outside with an umbrella bundled up so she can look at some flowers and cars and birds.

this morning, i glanced over at the buddha in our garden and it looked like he had just had a good cry. i like that idea.

tonka in school

and finally some funny art.... i was asked to do a drawing for dogs in school an exhibition. [visit the website to learn about why dogs in school].

i immediately thought of tonka as a dunce. couldn't help myself really. i think he might complain and say he's no dummy, but... he doesn't talk - only snores and snarfles, so he really has no say i'm afraid.

Jan 30-Feb 25, 2010 at Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland OR

art sales benefit project grow

tomorrow i'm driving down to monterey to be interviewed for a video that companions another show i'm in. no idea what to wear. no idea what i'll say. sigh. hopefully my hair will cooperate.....

more soon i have LOTS of new art to share. made 10 pieces for ETA 7 .


wise craft said…
I am shocked, SHOCKED a year has gone by! Happy Birthday!
life in yonder said…
Ohh I can't believe it has already been a year. Happy, happy birthday to you little princess! Hope the virus has left you and that the rain gives you a fesh start on the coming year.

Looking forward to see what beautiful art you will create in 2010.

Anonymous said…
When it has been raining for a few days in a row, I begin to think of an old song. "Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day." Your drawing of Tonka is great!
So relating with the family stomach flu...not fun and so much laundry involved in a not good way.
Adoring the thought of the rain making your Buddha look like he had a good cry.
Best of luck with your interview! xo
sophia said…
i love that drawing lisa.

um...yes. "rain, rain, go away..."

good to hear that you are busy busy making art.
shari said…
oh tonka. i'm sorry to hear that you guys have been sick. don't you wish you could see the world through the little's eyes? good luck tomorrow!
louise said…
Hope you're all feeling much better, what a shame to get ill after such a lovely party. xo lj
PS I LOVE the sharpener.
julie said…
Love the Tonka art!
and i hope you are all feeling better after an upsetting end to the party. xx
Esti said…
Too bad about the stomach flu. Something else to be remembered of the little's first birthday.
It's great to read you are doing so many art things, in good company :)
Enjoy the rain!
I just love Tonka as a dunce. So cute!
gracia said…
Special birthdays, sickness, artwork... the full spectrum covered, I do believe. Sending good wishes and luck, g xo
Jacqui Dodds said…
Sorry to hear that you were all unwell - but enjoyed the party all the same.
I am sure you will find something to wear for the interview as you always look so nice and the words will come to you.
Katrina said…
i love the dog as dunce drawing... it's adorable. glad you are all well now, i think i had the same thing and am so glad it's behind me! ick. good luck at your interview too. xoxo, k
Studio mhl said…
Your drawing of Tonka just turned a smile on my face, like it a lot!
bugheart said…
i am dying
over that
tonka piece.
it made me
so big.
i miss tonka.

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