the elephant in the room

does every household have an elefant in the living room ? i’m sure they do. sometimes it’s wild and pink other times it’s bleu and too mellow and… ….other times it’s tamed and contained in a frame.   Bou’s art when she was 3, and 7. she’s a doll. each piece of art she paints she tells me it’s just for me. (i think charlie will have to not read this. hee.)

just another wanderess.

Dani and Alex have self portraits that have the been influenced by Modigliani. they have others influenced by other painters. Well, every time i pull out one of their self portraits from the storage boxes (they are not up on the walls yet! grr) …and i look at them for a while…and, i think and say… “hmmm.. wow, it’s like a she has a wild heart … she is meant to go out and wander and be free and … she is so pure like water and she flows and… she speaks fluidly and softly..…

my limited time and lack of interest in shopping…

you can buy it at…. BUT… i know you can buy things at the store. …BUT…i figure, i drink wine and well, i want to paint something and i know these bottle will most likely be recycled but…. …BUT…i can use them as outdoor dining table candle holders…. so… as inefficient as it may seem… it’s not. our world is full of stuff and well… i think these bottles are curvy and pretty and i didn’t want to let these go… and currently i’m in pink and red and purple…

…pero no trabajando

Sometimes when i’m hiking during ‘work’ hours, I sing these little songs in my head, from C’est si Bon, to Little Apple Blossom, to Me and My Gin and get all mixed up with Gin & Juice (i mostly sing the clean parts of snoopDogg’s in my head),…And i get back to Bessie with some Careless love (mostly when i trip on a rock or when I see a cyclist without a helmet) … then i get into.. Running Bear when i’m at the river, to smashing young man and i get into 1979…to gypsy in…

i interrupted

A selfie interrupted. Dani got a her camera today. whooohooo, Bou! It’s a big deal because she’s come from plastic cameras, toy cameras, film cameras, and my lumixes. She and her bestie have the same camera now. (i like it and i’m actually thinking of playing with one meself…but i have my heart set on leica… i leica you so much and i can’t get you outta my head!) anyway… so on our way to the car from her big  purchase, i asked Dani, “So Bou, what is going to be…

once upon a time there was a pay cheque

the idea of having a 9-5 job sounds fantastique. and having that steady pay cheque sounds yummy. and the idea that you do not have to constantly bill clients and hope that everyone pays on time is so far out and appealing. but,  really…. hmmm….could i handle it? if i’m at work, who would pick up her up if she fell climbing these trees? who would see her smile when she finally did it? sigh.

day 24 – where the hell is santa?

waiting for super man…um, i mean super santa…. santa claus… so… this year, what did you ask santa to bring you? i wanna know! send me an email. or a text or smoke signals santa knows… hmmm…. better be careful, the nsa knows what you’re asking for, too. they know everything. santa’s watching you…they’re watching you, too.  

let’s play in slow motion, please !

I’m not one to ever say “i love dogs!” , “let’s get a dog”, or “oooh , puppies!”, etc etc.., but, when i gave up  and , finally, said okay to a puppy,  it was  only because, aside from being  outvoted -three against one, we met Juno. she had a connection with dani and alex. ok, so maybe she would have had that same connection with other people, but maybe not! good girl, juno and my dani. she has a ton of love to give. (side note: dani is the…

bunny the horse

the girls and i walked  up to Elysian Park the other day (saturday 21). it’s a bit of a hike up there… with all its little paths and trails. so i had to keep the girls interested. ‘just little further…c’mon , you can do it, babies” i’d say. they were happy to hike but it isn’t as fun for them as it is for me. not yet, anyway.  we made quick and short stop along the hike. we stopped and looked at mustard and thought …hmmm how can we make…

Milton Hebald buys Dani’s work…

Sometimes little things happen… It made his day and it made her day… This is Dani with the sculptor, Mr. Milton Hebald. Dani likes to doodle, paint, draw and write stories. we used to take dictation for her but now that she’s older (six), she can write her own words (with a bit of help). a few months ago we went to our friend, Alan’s, art show in the valley and Dani picked up a 1X2″ ish flip doodle book from somewhere on a shelf and she started doodling away.…