Archive for November, 2009

Home alone

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I am officially off of baby sitting duty. A mixed blessing. The mini dude is pure joy and a lot of time. I think it would be very very hard to be an artist while trying to raise a person.

Little man sprouted a couple teeth while with us.vav

Learned how to stand on his own


and frequently squaked his first word; “Noooooooooooo”!!
Bye bye for now baby boy V!

as for me, I am trying to shake a horrible persistent cough and make up for lost time in the studio

Why yes, it was a good dinner

Friday, November 27th, 2009


We had my son in law and Baby V for Thanksgiving dinner, thankful for that. Baby V is such a joy, so funny and energetic. And hungry. The little guy is hungry!


Thursday, November 19th, 2009


I’m on babysitting duty for the next couple of weeks, so not much time for the art~~~so much fun

Eating animals

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

I have been reading the Jonathan Safran Foer book “Eating Animals” in small doses. Its depressing. At the same time, I want to know. Its hard not to have a conscience when being educated and knowing. Friend Diana recommended “The Omnivore’s Dilema” which I have also started, but will put on hold till I finish the Foer book, but it does look to be a good one. At the same time that I picked up those two books I picked up “The Conscious Cook” by Tal Ronnan since I figured I need to learn how to cook differently and I saw Ronnan on an Oprah segment, he is quite brilliant. So, when I say I need to learn how to cook all over again I mean most of our meals have been animal based. With one chicken I will make several meals by boiling part of it for boullion which I will use for soup or pasta, I’ll dice some of the meat up for burritos or chicken salad, we will grill the breasts for a low cal meal, I will chop up leftover chicken for fajitas or in frittatas for breakfast. Inexpensive protein goes a long way and that is how I have operated ever since I started cooking for someone. I’m not complaining because the more into it I get the more I realize how hard it isn’t, to make a different choice. I have also discovered that the Gelson’s just a short distance away sells free range chicken and turkey. I feel better about eating animals that at least didn’t suffer their whole life to feed me, but I will keep it to a minimum, I only buy turkey once a year anyway.

Mrs. Lovett

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

An attempt at drawing one of my all time favorite characters played by the wonderful quirky Helena Bonaham Carter. I didn’t quite succeed but I will try again, just for the fun and the challenge of it.

For WithoutlightIam: Mrs. Lovett

Pug luv

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Holidaze fast approaching

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Ho Ho Ho Hum   bug

Hyaena Gallery Show

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

I made a mosquito and spider for Nic Caesar the featured artist in this exhibit.

Haeyna Gallery show

Pug Mugs and Kisses

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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Pug Mugs and Kisses

Home sweet home

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Excellent reading material:


Glad to be home. I have been out of town since last Sat, and I missed my pugs.

But did get to see two of my fav people in the whole world
We flew to Arkansas via ft worth and Memphis. My very loved uncle was buried in Pontiac, Ar.

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