Saturday, November 28, 2009

sick... again

I've been floored again by the sickness I started two weeks ago. It turned into a nasty headcold and yesterday dropped into my chest. Thanksgiving was fun and relaxing, though, and I'm glad to be sick while everybody's home on vacation. I discovered Teesha Moore's videos on art journaling and have been enjoying them while lying around the past couple of days. [To see the videos, click on the link and and scroll down to the November 1 and November 10 entries.]

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I've been sick the past couple of days, so painting has been out.
But before I got sick, I started the next one, and I really like it so far!
I think I'm on my way toward feeling better, so there's more to come soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

commercial break

While we're pausing from the Seattle trip, I thought I'd showcase some creativity from
other people. My housemate Julie and I figured out how to clean our house together
a few years ago (finally, after living here for several years). Our process generally begins
with a power-up. We were joking about this one time by giving each other a fist bump
and saying, "Wonder twin powers, activate!" My Bolivian sister-in-law was here,
who grew up watching the American Justice League translated into Spanish.
So she rattled off the Spanish quote, which I don't remember at all. But she adjusted it
for us (the Fantastic Women) into: "Poderes de las mujeres fantasticas, ACTIVENSE."
Which is now what we say whenever we start housecleaning (and a few times
along the way if we're in need of extra energy). So for my birthday, Julie had
the above shirt made, which will be the quintessential housecleaning uniform.

And this is the inside of the card. Jesse did the ninja art, which I happen to find very inspiring.
Shouldn't we all be portrayed as ninjas from time to time? There's a ninja to represent each
person in the house (plus me, w/o the mask, up there). And the fact that their weapons
are mops is, well... perfect.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

news flash

We interrupt this regularly scheduled edition of the Seattle Chronicles
to inform you that the cabbage seeds in the container garden have sprouted!
Elliott and I think they look like little green butterflies.