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Sunday, July 25, 2010

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'In Full Bloom'
Prismacolor pencils, and ink

Hot Topics and Updates
  • I'm almost finished with this piece. A little more shading and blending left to do. Can you say, "~Psychedelic, baby~"?
  • Superman and I are headed to Florida on Tuesday for a smooch fest on Jax, our grandson, whom we're meeting for the first time!!! Can you say baby belly raspberries?????
  • Opie is taking a vacation at Dylan's Summer Camp. (He's primping as I type...) Can you say, "Spoil me, Dylan."? Cuz she certainly will.
  • Wonder Dog, our distinguished George Clooney of the dog world, is going to be laying back at his Canine Club in town. Can you say pampered pooch hotel?
  • Barney, Opie's fishy, will be hanging out with a rock star (Jake) while we're tugging on Jax' adorable, chunky legs like a wishbone. Barney will probably be sporting a hawk when we pick him up. Can you say give that fish a mic?
  • We just completed week one of our remodel. Knocked a wall out. Closed a door up. Pulled carpet up, and totally confused Opie and Wonder Dog. Can you say, "We liked it the way it was..." ??? Pix coming soon
  • Superman and I are making our wedding plans. Can you say , "Fly me to the moon, Superman!"? Cuz that's where we're eloping to. No, actually it is much prettier than the moon where we're going. Announcement coming soon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Here's my new music video, featuring a rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', I sang with Alan Thornhill playing guitar. The video was produced by Andy Lowe, the dafthermit from the wee, black bus in the Highlands of Scotland. You can check out his blog here, "Living A Simple Green Life" after you listen to the song.

Ummmm... You ARE gonna listen to it--right?

Wait till you see the part in the video where they have me hanging precariously from a hot air balloon, 800 feet above this amazing glen full of velvet tufts of lavender, cascading like waterfalls down the lush green hillsides--precisely at sunset. I don't know how I managed to lip sync on cue but I did!


I have a quick question.

Will my nose grow if I embellished the part about it being "Eighttttttttttttttttttttt HuNdReD feeeeeeeeeeeet in the air"?


How about the part where I said "I don't know how I managed to lip sync on cue but I did!"?

I didn't really. I had to do a bunch of re-takes. It was very stressful syncing my lips in 100 MPH gusts of wind.

Awwww... never mind. Forget I even mentioned it.

Just enjoy~ Then head on over to the wee, black bus. Andy and Mel will show you around.

Friday, July 16, 2010


A new piece I'm working on, "In Full Bloom".
I dedicate this post to all who are blooming.
Or have bloomers...
Or are wearing bloomers...
Or not.. [just sayin'...

"In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle our inner spirit."
~Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)~

I'm grateful every day, in every way, for all
that I'm blessed with.
I have a loving family,
Superman as a body guard & protector,
and amazing friends like each of you
who inspire me to keep
pushing through PTSD
and to run the race of life with joy.

We have some new kids on the block.
Opie's Rainbow Ant Farm.
The sand is layered in bright colors
so we can watch them mix it up
like paint on a palette
as they tunnel to China.
You can see Barney's [the beta] cool house
in the shot above this one.
He's always ready t0 lend a helping paw
and some creative brain waves
even when he's cat napping.

Some visual inspiration in my studio.

"Count your blessings not your troubles."

~Lille Diane~
[yes, you may quote me...]

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kitty Grass

Nom Nom....


Nom Nom Nom....

Kitty Grass is addictive...


I can quit any time I want.

Nom Nom Nom.....


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