Sunday, November 30

finished and working things

well, i finally finished my drawing of tis...

and i'm also doing a commission for the lovely Elizabeth of her 5 lovely children. i did the preliminary sketch for it...

i used a couple of different pictures she gave me to make this composition (which is quite imperfect) but it's nice to see it all...well, drawn out! hahaha!!

i likes making stuff :)


Saturday, November 29

"And why is it," thought Lara, "that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart?"

~Dr. Zhivago

Tuesday, November 25

it's good to hear a sweet sound

i swear, overnight the bleachers for the Rose Parade went up...

Kristina, Brie and i saw Twilight last week...midnight! oh yeah. we are so with it.

This last Sunday after church, the kids and i celebrated weather that sort of remotely felt like throwing leaves at each other.

Caid and i realized we would be much more successful as a team. so i became the legs, while he handled throwing the leaves. Here we are loading up our ammo...

...and then about to get pelted.

Caid watches forlornly as the ice cream man passes by.

another video of gwen...the first 10 seconds are superb.

it's raining :)

i've been realizing that the more i am desiring certain things to manifest themselves in my life, the less i am prepared for them.


Sunday, November 16

and the seasons, they go round and round

i think it's safe to say that things are overwhelming right now. just not enough hours in the day...but things keep right on going.

Thursday night was the opening of the Fairhaven Show that i am in. it is the most beautiful collection i have ever been honored to be a part of...

there's my painting, down at the end...

gwen. she's pretty great.

here's a video of Wren and Anna singing to her...

oh yeah, and California is on fire again. i have a sore throat and headache from the smoke and ash clogging the air. fun!

i drove to Santa Ana this evening to pick up my painting from the show, and while passing through the area of Yorba Linda, even with the inside air on, i had to cover my face with a sweatshirt. The smoke was so thick.
aaand it's 90 degrees. in november. sigh. oh what i wouldn't give for some real fall...! a mere few days in a row is all i ask!

oh, and i've been painting, too. which is just smashing.


Saturday, November 15


Tuesday, November 11


As many of you know, i went to las vegas on sunday. i just got back today. here are some pictures...

anyway, because of forces beyond my control, it was kind of a not-so-great time. BUT i got to go, and see the lights and the craziness, and wear my cute H&M skirt and pink shoes out in the evening. and i got to see MYSTERE...which i've been wanting to do for about 10 years. no really.

i recommend going to vegas just to see it, if for nothing else. it was one of the most beautiful things i've even beheld...the human body is exquisite. there were instances where all i could do was worship God as i watched. i will never get over the sublime and impossible grace of the forms in which we are created.

but dang it, all i wanted to do was get home and watch Star Trek.
which is what i will do right now.


Thursday, November 6

it's taken 26 years, but...

...i've finally discovered Star Trek.



Wednesday, November 5

the past 5 days or so

to see Caid getting his "rawr" on for Halloween: go here

this picture was completely un-posed. that's how amazing pip is.

after i saw all my friends at LCAD last friday i went to the beach for a while and wrote a few letters. while i was there a homeless man i know stopped and talked to me for a while. Pip and i and another friend of ours met him a couple of months ago. His name is Reegan, and he's in his early 40's and dying of cancer. but he is one spirited guy and looooves to talk and tell stories...

When we met him it was at night and he was drinking a bottle of Listerine. we ended up talking to him and a couple of other guys for about 3 hours. We prayed with Reegan as well...he knows the Lord and the only thing he's looking forward to is the day he gets to go be with Jesus.

Anyway, so that was pretty neat to see him last week. we got to catch up a bit, he showed me some shoes someone had just given him, and told me what was going on down in Laguna with all the people who were living on the beach. He also told me there are some people trying to get the rights to a book he wrote about his life, so they can make a film from it. i told him that that was amazing! he didn't seem to excited, though, and told me that if he ever does get any money from either of them, he's going to leave it all to his nephew who lives in Colorado. i hope i get to see him again...

there was also a woman on the bench near mine reading Twilight. it made me happy. i told her she was going to love it. hehe...

aah, southern california in the winter!

Halloween night, i saw the family, and Caid was more than proud to show off his "Dino" costume...

horraay for politics.

even BIGGER (and more sincere) hooraay for amazing weather!!!

mom carved a pumpkin :)

go america!



new president

Lord, it's in Your hands! Thank You for that.


Saturday, November 1

i'm tiiiired

i can't express how glad i'll be for this election to be over. no matter what happens. i will support whatever man's what God has asked us to do.

anyway...some pictures! it's been cloudy :D

man, i miss LCAD...

i am so proud to be friends with these people.

okay i'm done. peace.