Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Back in my groove

Trying to do major catch up after being gone for 8 days. Work, work and more work. Finished an illustration today for The Herald. And a website for my friend, Bob Sullivan over the weekend. He has a book, The Plateau Effect: Getting from Stuck to Success coming out on the May 2nd. Can't wait to get my hands on that book and get myself unstuck. ;) 

After 4 years of being belittled and degraded about what I didn't' know about building websites, it feels so great to build a website in ONE day. Yeah, to Rick! He has helped me in so many ways that I could never fully thank or repay him. 

Rick and Wally returned after a 3-month absence from Edmonds, and we are so glad to have them back. Wally has Photinia blooming (as well as a bunch of other stuff), but the Photinia buds (pink, light green and dark crimson) caught my eye today and made me giggle with delight.

So for tonight, getting my clothes put away. And for the next few months, start "summer cleaning" the house. Weeding, painting, deck restaining, Brantlers made ... the list goes on and on and on and on. And returning phone calls ... Maggie, tried to call you today ;)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fly type!

The weather was colder in San Antonio than Seattle! Which was a blessing for me! My friend Irene insisted I purchase something in fiesta colors and we went to Fiesta. 

I gathered up sand and bought home lots of it. 

I gathered up some Texas twigs and bought them home in a 48x15x15 box. As I was checking it as baggage (only an extra $20), I told Faith ... this will be the story told about me for years to come. "Remember the time when Kim shipped home a box full of sticks!" And everyone laughs. 

Got home and go busy catching up at work. Catching up with family and the dogs needed some extra pets. Found this wonderful post to at creativegreed.com. Guusan, a 25-year old graphic designer and illustrator recently designed species of butterflies using letters. Isn't that brilliant?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A coastal hello

Just finished a delicious breakfast at Anthony's by the Sea Bed & Breakfast in Rockport. You should definitely stay here your next trip to Rockport. Faith and I drank cold beer and walked around town last night, had dinner and a good, long visit. Catching up for a couple of years of being apart. 

This is a 250 year old Live Oak tree in the courtyard of the B&B. The main branch is horizontal to the ground. It is wonderful! They have some really large Live Oak trees here.

We are heading back towards San Antontio, then to Maypearl, close the where that terrible fertilizer explosion happened.

Hey, look at the new swimsuits Faith and I found here in Rockport. ;))))) The new bodies came with.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Had a minute to finish up a couple of Brantlers

I have sold out at butterhome! Had a few started and took a minute to finish them. And to update Brantlers website. I also was very busy with mom and at the Everett Herald.

Update: Brantlers hanging at butterhome! Sent from Claire.

So far, this is my favorite. It is fragile but oh, so, pretty!


$4.99 worth of joy

I splurged the other day and bought TWO bunches of Ranunculus at Trader Joe's. I will never forget seeing them in mass at Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. They took my breath away. 

 I would love to visit The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Creative Paper

This makes me so very happy. Creative Paper - THe Creative Self, Carol Gearing's creative world