Friday, February 29, 2008

The Dog Sale

The Dogs Sale at Bonhams. I would love to have any of those!

Bacon Cups

My pal from London sent this link to day ... Megan of Not Martha's bacon cups! My son would love these.

Thursday, February 28, 2008



Feast For Your Eyes

Feast for your eyes, Valerie's petits bonheurs gourmands.


I paid $3.46 a gallon today and the attendent said he thought we would see $4.00 by the weekend! Oh, boy. ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spell With flickr

Copper Uppercase Letter K patr I ots Pewter Lowercase Letter m

Spell With flickr

Precious Gift

The 11-year-old son of a college friend gave me this gift! He picked it out especially for me.

carved containter

No Strings Attached

Heard this interesting bit on kuow this week driving to work. Tasmin Little is releasing her latest recording which will be available for download exclusively, completely free of charge. I LOVE the violin. Made a mental note to look up when I got to work.

Last Friday had a fun css class and all week in classes at work. My brain feels bigger! Too busy to blog. Also trying to clean up/out my sewing room. Might have some table linens ... at a great price ;) See you soon.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Self-Portrait Challenge - 02.26

Self-Portrait Challenge Blue No. 4 ... her head in a fog.

SPT 02.26

Does It Drive

Pre-order your Patchwork Croc Dome ... but for $18,900.00 can you drive it away?


I can't help myself, my sister sent me this and I think it is hysterical, even if I am the last person on the internet to read it.


When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what, with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill BOTH ways, yadda, yadda, yadda!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that.. I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter...with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids' and the graphics sucked! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning. Do you
hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled!!!!!!!!!

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980! Oh yea, and a seatbelt was Mom throwing her arm across your chest every time she hit the brakes.

The over 30 Crowd

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I need a retreat, and Clayoquot Wilderness Resort would be the perfect spot! They promise discriminating travellers an ultra-luxurious eco-destination, four-star accommodations, otherworldly coastal cuisine, super natural adventure, and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful wilderness frontier left on the planet.

King Pacific Lodge is a luxury wilderness lodge floating on the shores of Princess Royal Island in northern BC, Canada. This fly-in destination offers guests once-in-a-lifetime Canadian adventure vacations that include fishing for salmon, halibut and more, hiking, kayaking, and helicopter and wildlife viewing in the Great Bear Rain Forest, land of the endangered white Kermode or Spirit Bear.

Sunday Stumblings

The Art of Craft

joão drumond

Liz of momohead

My Polaroid Blog

Stuart Kolakovic via abbytrysagain

a little deer's excellent husband's heart


1,000 Words About Things I Love by SCHMUTZIE.

Vector Magic

Vector Magic, converts bitmap images to vector images with a few simple clicks.

The Bones Of Anatomy

Morbid Anatomy

The Bone Room

Anatomy of the Human Body

Bare Bones and Skulls

Skull gallery

Story Telling

Ed Kashi photo essays.

Brian Storm's MediaStorm.

Semi Precious And Precious

Semi Precious, Amy Maisel

ARTChix's dreamboxes, Ellene McClay's deciduous soul and Marilyn Syme's Hanky Frames.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Beautiful Dead Things

skunk skull

dried up

Sweet Gifts, Sweet Friends

Blogger friends never cease to amaze me with their generosity and thoughfulness! I received two packages this week, thank you so very much. I am humbled by both of your sweet gifts!

Mary O.K.'s wonderful custom-made heat-gun holder, her husband made just for me! I really love it.

The Dimpled Quilter's sweet package of homemade biscotti (I won't tell you how many I scarfed down last night).

Sweet Gifts

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Webloggers Meetup

I finally came out of my introverted shell and made it to the The Seattle Weblogger Meetup Group. I am so glad I did. It was a great group of folks. I can't wait until the next one! ') Here are a few of the members I met tonight.

Karen Anderson's Writer Way

Jack William Bell's Antigravitas - it's like living with your weird uncle, the one with all the science journals.

Not Totally Rad, shedding invisible light on medical imaging.

Maven on the Move

Lunar Eclipse

I thought I had missed it, but it is tonight! Not another total lunar eclipse until 2010! Details here. Keep looking up with Star Gazer.


Beatbox has gone to the dogs.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

O, My!

Oh, my ... O-Jewel via Grijs.

roll-y ring by jewelryfool and TiLego rings.

The complete beauty of utilitarian objects making rings by bOhjoux (seen below).

Zoe Cotlenko Paris' zipper jewelry. Kylie Gartside Monopoly rings and europoly, rings with property by unmicroclima.

Ana Hagopian's playful rings of roses and daisy and all things garden! Below. And make sure to go look on her site to see the rest.

Memento rings by Dominique Brechault (seen below). These amazing links via the always wonderful the carrotbox.

Something adorable growing on your finger! Ratinaud Création rings via RING ANILLO ANNEAU BAGUE.

Self Portrait Tuesday 02.19

Self-Portrait Challenge Blue No. 3 ... wearing blue glasses in constant grey weather can cheer up your eyes and lift your spirits (although my friend Lisa says I look really mad in this ... I am not really).

SPT Blue No. 3

Monday, February 18, 2008


Kenneth Cole's AWEARNESS Blog.

A Moment Of Clarity

Our family counselor told D and I that we were not good disciplinarians with M. He is making a couple of C's and not handing in some of his homework, hence, family counselor. But in that moment, I told the counselor ... "honestly, until this grade/homework issue, we have really never needed to discipline M very much, he has always been the perfectly behaved child". And that statement enlightened and delighted me in that moment of clarity.

Marco Gomes Wallpapr

Marco Gomes wallpaper collections. And don't forget I have some here.

Purple Petals

Purple furls

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentine Tulip

valentine tulip

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Flipped Out Over Old Post

I should go back and read my own blog. Sometimes I end up on one post or another and say ... wow ... look at that! I post here so I can never lose it (the link or idea) and then I don't take the time to read backwards. I loved this post about spinning and flipping out (Zoetrope, Thaumatropes and flip books). One of the links was bad and I found this wonderful image of a puppet (seen below) on The Bill Douglas Centre - Founded in 1994, the Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. From shadow puppets to Shirley Temple dolls, from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe postcards, there is something to fascinate every visitor. I love the collection of cigarette cards found there. Toy panorama shows a trip around the world.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I almost forgot it is Valentine's Day. My mind does not get to play like last year, I wish I had time to do more of these ... but in the meantime ...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Finding Fine Art

Wendel Heers

John Gutoskey

John Schwarz

Julie Karabenick

Graceann Warn here and here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


And speaking of big breast, how 'bout a breast liquor cabinet?

I just want a house that has over 3,000 square feet. India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, builds $1 billion house, you must go read the description. (hint, it has 600 servants to maintain it). I always hate to sound like an ole, bitchy, fuddy-duddy ... especially when it concerns someone else's money ... but don't you think he could have built "down", saved a few hundred's of millions of dollars to give to someone who doesn't have a home, maybe right there where he lives? Oh, well, like I say, it is none of my business.

All of these fascinating links via Zola Marquis' Elite Choice.

And Born Rich, worth a visit.

White One

white one

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Self-Portrait Challenge 02.12

Blue No. 2 for Self-Portrait Challenge.

SPT 02.12

Andy Paiko Glass Chair

Hold onto yourself! Andy Paiko's glass chair and bell jars.

Illustrative Blogs

bobi and bobi, Illustation Mundo

Ana Ventura's beautiful cut and paste screenprint #1.

Illustrator and designer, Isabel Boutten.

Envelope Collection, turn your mail into art


Get your gangsta name here.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fired Up, Ready to Go

M's jazz director and his brother are "Fired Up, Ready to Go" for Obama.

Small Spaces

What a brilliant idea for those short on wall space! Hidden doors, doors doubling as book cases via Apartment Therapy, 8 Best Small Space Shelving Solutions.

Feast For The Eyes

This should wake your eyes up from grey skies and snow covered landscapes! Look at this and this! Dong Songtao, color inspirations found via flickr.

Way Cool Designs

Whimsical and so much fun website of Ariane Spanier Graphic Design.

And my son found Shadow, and I love the functionality and look of it.

Power Down Pad

An interesting story I heard on KUOW last week, Powering Down, about two guys who turned off their power for a year.

Clean Screen

Keep your computer screen clearer.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

You All Make My Day

Thinking about "making my day", I would love to send out 10 packages of 6 flower cards that I have had printed. Pink Peonies and Violas. Please either leave you address in comments or email your address to receive a pack as a thank you from me. The first ten. All gone, thanks guys!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Bloggers That Make My Day

Made and Making My Day! I am embarassed I haven't acknowlegdged this wonderful award from that has been passed no to me from some wonderful bloggers. I keep waiting until I have time to write something meaningful ... and then my time goes ... somewhere, not sure where? Anyway, my day is a little brighter thinking that people so kind and wonderful themselves, think that I make their day ;) Thank you!

Wendee at indigoalison, Fiona at Love Fibre and Dee (who always brightens my day! with the most touching and humorous responses to whatever is going on in my chaotic life at the moment) at Thea Quilts ... go see who else brightens their days!

So bloggers that make my day. There are so many ... but I will keep to my top five.
Kathy's blog is a delight but it is really when we talk on the phone that she makes my day! Filled with love, compassion and advice for me.

My best pal Rita, way down there in Texas, makes my day on her blog and on the phone all the time.

And a local girls who makes my day, Liz and Paula, both are insightful and so calming, like drinking Camomile tea and repeating a little chant in your head! And on the this same coast is Kate ... a delight and inspiration to read.

I apologize for always being so late to respond ... I am really not meaning to be rude!

White On White

white on white

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Kay McDonagh

Beautiful etchings by Kay McDonagh via Penguin & Fish.

This reminds me so much of Sam!

Kris Kuksi

Remarkable work by Kris Kuksi ... it makes you stop and say, how did he do that? Where did he get all of that cool stuff?

Ron Isaacs

The fantastic still life compositions of Ron Isaacs work seen in Snyderman Gallery. I am so in love with his work!

From artist statement: "Objects have great power for me. Natural or made, they have silent lives and histories which are borne on their surfaces. They show growth and decay, use and wear, care and neglect, and they accumulate in my life and works as signs of memory and loss and beauty. They are evidence of who we were and are. There is also mystery just in the voiceless physical presence of an object; I believe it was Claes Oldenburg who once declared that the harder he looked at a thing, the more mysterious it became. I know the feeling."

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Zeek Gallery

I squealed when I happened upon Mary Lou Zeek Gallery with all of these wonderful assemblage artist, William Skrips, Kristin Kuhns Opened box, Ann Furr, Carolyn Garcia, Laura Mack, Kim Murton, Elizabeth Frank and Chris Giffin. Woo Hoo, I sure they heard me saying that all over the world.

William Skrips

Opened box

Ann Furr

Carolyn Garcia

Kim Murton, Elizabeth Frank

Chris Giffin

To Scale

These sites are so interesting ... ARCHITECT'S SCALE, Great buildings

Airplane models, Airport Diorama from Silent Thunder Model and Collectors Aircraft Models

Self Portrait Wednesday 02.06

Keep telling myself ... Don't be Blue for Self-Portrait Challenge posting on Wednesday. I had a few minutes today. Using my friends, Lisa idea... reminders.

SPT 02.06

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Garden Things

Garden swing, Tree House and garden torches from Not On The High Street via Kingdom Of Style.


Magnetic Curtain

Florian Kräutli's Magnetic Curtain via Core77.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Laguna Street

I found this image while cleaning out my stuff ... where I once lived in SF ... Laguna Street. It is so weird to search on those maps and see your old place of residence, just there, like you had never left.

A New Leg

Prepare yourself for a good cry and to cheer on Nick, as he begins a new life as he gets a new leg! God, I love stories like this!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gone To Seed

I love the tendrils on the azeleas.

gone to seed

gone to seed

gone to seed

gone to seed