Tuesday, August 29, 2006


For the women who challenge me and call me artist. My literal translation of Illustration Friday's theme RUN. Thanks bunches, Grrlfiends!!!

Big wet smooooooches!!!

Collage done with various scrapbook paper scraps. Inspiration provided by the art and poetry of the MadMonk.

Submitted to Illustration Friday - Theme: Run

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Googly Ghoul!!!

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

--Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)

Okay, I couldn't resist! Let's try that again...

Say it, Evinrude, Evinrude, Evinrude! Ahhhhh, he comes to life from the depths of a darkened basement in somewhere Kentucky. Preceeded by a dank and moldy smell, peeeyooo!!! A dry rattle announces: He has arrived!!! Give him a minute to focus his googly eyes and then ...


His eerie voice echos "I vant to suck your blahd!!!"

Obviously, I've had way too much sugar tonite!

Cate, Cate, Cate ... I LOVE HIM!!!

He's sitting on a shelf where I can see him every day!!!

Thanks so much!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Spreading Bloggy Happiness!

Some art for my bloggy pal, Cate.
We're both big Tim Burton fans, and with that, the Jack & Sally Box o' Love was born.

I wasn't finished yet ... Midsummer Night's Aubergine Dream came next. Since I couldn't decide which one I liked best to send to Cate, she got both!

I just love sharing my art!

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Today was the day! I completed my first triathlon!!! I was halfway through the run when I realized, "Ohmygawd, I am on the third leg of my first triathlon!" I gave myself a mental high five! : .) Yahoo!!!

Pictures courtesy of my friend Jack, who was kind enough to meet me at 6 am to support me during my race! Thanks, Jack!!!

Setting up my gear in the transition area. You need a lot of gear for a triathlon...bike, helmet, gloves, sunglasses, water bottles, fuel, various articles of clothing, swim goggles, swim cap, towels, shoes, socks, singlet, safety pins, a bucket to rinse your feet in after your swim. They mark your race number on your leg and your arm. In permanent ink. Yeah. I guess that proves I did the race! : .) And yes, it was still dark when I got to the park.

My friend Jennifer and I, pre-race. No, we didn't discuss racewear. All the hot tri-studettes wear lime green sports tops and black shorts : .)

Getting ready to start the 400 yard swim. You can see me just past the woman with the orange swim cap and white shirt, just to the right of center. The pictures of me coming out of the water weren't pretty. Think "Creature from the Black Lagoon."

T1 - In the transisiton area again getting ready for the bike portion of the race. 11 miles. Low tire pressure. Good thing I've been going to those spinning classes where I use a lot of resistance. I'm not the one in the orange vest, nor the bathing suit.

Coming into the finish! IamgoingsofastthatIamjustabbbbbllllllllllluuuuuuurrrrrrrr, wheeee!

Total race time: 1 hour 36 minutes 50 seconds. Just a minute off of my anticipated completion time! Got a cool long sleeved t-shirt and a bellybutton full of lake grass : .) Yay, me!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ya gotta love this face!!!

Me & my friend CeCe! Isn't she a doll?!

We had fun interpreting art at a show this weekend! CeCe is very detail oriented and curious. She has a way of seeing things that others don't. She made me really appreciate the work we saw more than I ever have at this show in the past : .)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Weekend Art

Ragged (Thanks Ragged!!!) encouraged me to post this weekend's work. Inner critic yells NAY, but right now, I'm not listening...

I spent some time creating with MadMonk (Deus Esse Quantum in the sidebar). She was very generous with her scrap lumber, nails, beads, leather, fur, feathers and her power
tools : .) rrr-rrr-rrr!!!

Prickly Heart (Aptly named by my good friend ee, who knows me very well : .) It was serendipitous that the heart split while hammering the nails. I got to use those cool, squiggly metal thingys (that *is* the technical description!) to mend it.

Medicine Heart (Which I left with MadMonk, as it so fits her decor.)

Can you tell I have a thing for hearts???

I also worked on a couple of boîtes de trésor (treasure boxes), but they're a surprise for a bloggy pal, so I'll post photos once they're complete and on the way to their new owner.

A Misty background, but its a work in progress. I'll post the finished piece later. Until then here's what's done...