Thursday, March 29, 2007


What the heck is that a picture of you say?
Well, yesterday I am sitting having lunch with my son when WHACK!..."What the heck was that?"
Seems a tree branch flew straight down and hit my car windshield and cracked my window. Not only that, it hit with such a force that it cracked my dashboard as well...bummer.
All I can say is...I'm glad no one was sitting in the car when it happened...or that the branch didn't hit some unsuspecting person walking by, for that I am grateful... hit my car...and now she has to be towed away...and fixed....
Life is... curious...

I'm making some art for a couple of art projects. That's keeping me busy and at home. Here's a sneak preview...

I happened to watch "Top Design" late last night...and if anyone happens to want to know the color of that beautiful blue paint Matt used it was "White Smoke" Pratt & Lambert Exterior flat finish. It is such an amazing color, it makes me want to paint something in it.

And last but not beautiful little Lily of the Valley bloomed this week on my window sill...a harbinger that spring is indeed on it's way...

Monday, March 26, 2007

astounding planet earth

Has anyone been watching "Planet Earth"? The series started on Sunday, March 25th on the Discovery Channel. It is truly astounding. I am totally in awe of the footage that was obtained for this series...I believe it continues to play at different times and channels (check your local listings). Check out their website when you get a chance it's full of information and photographs. (I even got caught up in the game they have on there where you send your crews into these remote locations and see if you can bring them in under budget.) I can't wait to see the other episodes. I highly recommend it...
It is certainly a reminder of how small our world around us is and how amazing and diverse planet earth really is.


Friday, March 23, 2007

this and that...

I came across this picture recently. Dig my retro look as Martin Milner saves me from the bad guys. Remember the shag haircut? It's always fun when I happen upon these old pictures from my show biz past. I'll see what else I can dig up.

When you get a chance check out my art pal Sarah Fishburn's new, updated and improved website.
I enjoyed putting Sarah's site together for her and looking at her body of work. Sarah and I are very excited about our book "In This House" being printed as I write this. It won't be long now.

Working on a couple of projects. I'll post them as I get farther along.

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.

M. C. Escher

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Happy St Patrick' Day!

This token is one of my favorite things. A clover captured between two pieces of glass, so simply beautiful. Thanks Cinnia...Seemed most appropriate for this bright and sunny St. Patrick's Day.
Spring is truly on it's way.

My friend Judy sent me her favorite toast:

Those Irish have a wicked sense of humor!
Slainte (SLAWN-che) is an Irish toast -- "To you health!"
When you click glasses today...say it loud and clear.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

a hero comes along

This is sort of a Summer into Fall picture, but the word to interpret was Goldenrod. This is what that word looks like to me. It feels good to get back in the art chair again...(figuratively speaking) often I stand...
I am on the last legs now of my second book "Mixed Emulsions". In the meantime I have so much to catch up on that has gone to wayside this past year while I was busy writing. And here it is March already. I have a list as long as my arm of this and cleaning out my closet...planting my potager garden, painting the dining room...all on that list of things to do that I write at the beginning of each year.
Not lofty goals, just reasonable ones that I pretty much attain if I set my mind to it.

Yesterday morning, while the clocks were moving forward 1 hour...I was heading out to KCET to give the 'Hero in Education' award to a worthy winner on The Big Spin... the lottery show. The winner was Ann Brigden, for creating the Peacemakers in Carson schools. She has created a program to give kids the tools to deal with bullies, cruelty and violence. I was proud to give her an award for her dedicated work.

It was nostalgic for me to be back on the KCET studio lot. It had been many years, but still they have maintained the look and the history of the studio. They have updated the stages, but the dressing rooms felt like I was walking into a time capsule. I had been there before, though it would be hard to pinpoint when. Maybe there was a game show, or talk show I had filmed there years before. Anyway, it felt like putting on a comfy pair of old slippers.

It's like: never relax, never take that breath, never stop to get that drink of water. You know you can always smell roses when you're running with them in your hand.
Garth Brooks

Thursday, March 01, 2007

cap-turing vegas

There's an article in the brand new issue of "Belle Armoire" magazine on my cap-tured images in jewelry and trinkets. TARTX aka Tiffini Electra X makes them out of bottlecaps using my images. Tiffini does an amazing job and I just love the way they look. You can see and even order them by going to the Pasticcio Bizarre on my website.

This last weekend my brother Chris and I went to visit my parents at their home in Las Vegas. We set them up on their brand new computer, made our way around the glittering city and played some Bingo. I got an neck ache because they called the numbers so fast and I had so many cards. I have yet to yell BINGO!

Noteworthy: You can take strange pictures when you do it at arms length.

I have switched over to the NEW and improved Blogger. It was supposed to be painless...but alas it was not. Hope it all works ok.

Here's 2 pages from a Soulful Journey.