Cattle Congress hasn’t changed much since I went as a kid. I even ran into my good friend who I hadn’t seen in years. You never know what might pop up at a local carnival :)
This year was my first time visiting the Iowa State Fair. It is a longstanding tradition and I was happy to be invited to Des Moines with friends. I didn’t have much money (I bummed the $11 admittance fee, was offered a few “extreme fries” and free honey lemonade from my friends and coughed up […]
Images I never got around to posting (I’m pretty sure) Twelve to mark the occasion!
Losing a camera is like losing a friend. Sometimes it comes suddenly, like being hit by a bus. Other times it seems slower, like when vision starts to blur and one sees only tiny glimmers of what once was. IN 2012: Got a job Grew a real garden Didn’t visit friends nearly as often as […]
1. The Colorful Girl (inspired by Mark Crilley innocent girl drawing) 2. Cat Trio (Wasabi, Kikkoman, Trouble, abstract) 3. Halfway Filled in Girl (inspired by Mark Crilley male/female shoe tutorial) 4. Grey Cat (Kikkoman, life drawing) 5. Purple Mountain Tunnel Man (abstract/perspective study) 6. Thinking Girl Outline (inspired by Mark Crilley sitting pose, unfinished*) 7. […]
I met this friendly or agitated fellow the other day. He made strange sounds in response to my camera shutter. I am busy working away at the novel, over 4,800 words in two days! Enjoy these shots of my squirrel friend and look for the link to my novel coming soon!
As many of you already know, my lovely computer is under the weather and won’t turn on no matter how nicely I ask… This would not be such an issue, such issues have occurred before it just that this week of all weeks in the month… all months of the year. I’ve been using this […]
To be more exact, these are my kitties! They are all home… Mr. Trouble, Miss Wasabi and Kikko Monster!! MEEWWRROOOWWW
This is Wasabi, Kikko and Sir Willow. I will be adopting the girls but all three are a fluffy grey and Siamese/Burmese mix. Elora is their mother and she is a very striking kitty who looks a lot like Mr. Trouble (they have the same mother, named Mimzy). Their father is Mr. Wispy. There are […]
This kitty is named Trouble and he is enjoying his very white Christmas… and this very empty Coke box… It was too cute, I just had to share. He also likes to steal plastic bags or anything else we leave on the floor and make a toy out of it, silly boy!
I don’t care about the series finale of “Lost.” I don’t return the glances and rabid white teeth of celebrities at the cash register. I don’t watch much reality television, in fact, I canceled cable a few months ago and never looked back. I find that even without my daily dose of 24-hour ticker-vision, 2 […]
Sketchers pound erratically on uneven stairs that I take at top speed, flashing a jagged key, twisting an oval knob, heart racing past a pile of summer shoes. I bolt the door behind me and instantly remember a dream I had when my bedroom overlooked Broadway Street. I heard a creature snarling under the porch. […]