.....and other random stuff......

Friday, September 28, 2018


Now all we have to do it put it together! 


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

How far east can you go before you're heading west? 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Decisions, Decisions……

Soooooo many kitchen decisions!

Like….to pendant or not to pendant, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of Husband’s disagreement,
Or to take arms against his opinions
And by opposing them……..risk A HUGE ARGUMENT……..

Here’s the quandary…..we were going to have pendant lights over the island. BUT……once we took down the pantry and plant shelf that divided the living room from the kitchen it opened up a great sight line. And I don’t want to disrupt that sightline with pendants. Husband thinks it will be too dark and shadowy over the work areas on the island………I think the answer is pot lights.
Not only will they be flush against the ceiling but they are aim-able…..thereby eliminating any shadow problems…..shall we take bets on who is going to win this debate? Any takers?????

PLUS….I love the little ‘triangle’ where the different ceiling heights come together and I don’t want to take away from that by hanging anything in front of it. You couldn’t see it before but now I think it’s a great focal point! 

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Story

My hairdryer broke.
I bought a new one.
I don't like it.
The End
(colored pencils)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

What was Captain Hook's name before he got the hook?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Husband Makes Art

Abstract sculptures! 
I have competition. LOL

Friday, September 14, 2018

We’re on the Cutting Edge of Design!

I was going to title this ‘The New Normal’ referring to the upheaval going on while we’re renovating the kitchen. But as I took the picture to go with the post I remembered seeing something on TV…..

HGTV’s Smart Home is supposed to be the cutting edge of technology and ‘coolness’. In the master bath they’ve put a ‘pop up’ coffee maker. I guess when you’re on the cutting edge you’re too ‘cool’ to go to the kitchen for your coffee.
HGTV's coffee in the master bath.
Our makeshift coffee 'station' in the boys bathroom.....
Somehow it's just not the same.......

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

What's the difference between normal ketchup and fancy ketchup? 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lessons Learned

I’m reading a book about artists and their studios. In it the author asks them what was their first memory of being encouraged for their art/creativity. That got me thinking…….who WAS the first person to encourage my creativity, seriously..….besides my parents……

I think it was my seventh grade art teacher. I don’t remember if the teacher was male or female (although, I tend to think it was a young man….) or what his name was…….but I remember loving that class.

I remember how I felt when I was in that classroom surrounded by all those art materials. Oh, the possibilities! At that time I had no illusions that I could draw…..or maybe I just didn’t care that I couldn’t but I wanted to try every single one of the art supplies in that room anyway!

Some of the assignments weren’t what I would have chosen myself but I was still interested in learning ABOUT whichever medium he was trying to teach us.

I remember we designed and screen printed all the posters for all the school events. We mixed paints and learned about color theory. We spent an entire year studying and drawing the large tree that was outside the classroom window.

And we dabbled in clay.

I remember the teacher being impressed that I was making something entirely different than the other kids…..and different than what he had instructed. I was excited about what I was making! I couldn’t wait to take it out of the kiln and see how it turned out!

On the day we were going to get our finished masterpieces I rushed into class and…….my heart sank. There, on the shelf, with all the other perfectly fired pinch pots sat my beautiful Egyptian inspired urn, its BROKEN handle laying limply at its side.
 (yes, I see the 'face' too!) 

Because the handle broke and the neck drooped the lid no longer fits but 
over the years I have come to love its ‘brokenness’……more than I think I would have loved it if it was intact. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Muse Comes to the Moving Hand

Working on that premise (wise words from a dear friend) I just stated scribbling in my sketchbook….and these guys showed up. I wonder what they’re looking at….and what they’re trying to tell me…..

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

Why doesn't the fattest man in the world become a hockey goalie? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Some Days…….

….things just don’t go right.
It’s been a while since I’ve done anything artistic. Well, okay, I did one quick face sketch and I drew a circle and shaded it….calling it an apple. But, other than that, I haven’t been very creative. Maybe because the house is in such disarray….or I’m just not feeling ‘it’.
Then I saw a quote that tickled my brain and I thought I’d try and put an illustration with it……
Well THAT didn’t go as planned……

Back to the drawing board!