Thursday, January 31, 2008
I was thinking today about what it's like to sort through the stuff in a home and pack it up into boxes. All of those boxes full of stuff that we keep for x amount of time- moving it, cleaning it, organizing it, storing it...all of the stuff. The great thing about the moving process is getting rid of stuff you don't need anymore and then really thinking about the new place, the change, the move and everything is fresh and new and you are then with a little less stuff...until....
I would love to get to a point where we don't have so much darn stuff. Where it's just furniture, tools (useful stuff) and some momentos and photos.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
One of my favorite professors in college was from India and he told me this story of when he was a young boy of about 3 , his family was moving from one village to the next. Everyone in his family was busy helping out, but when he was found to be be missing, his folks went and looked for him. He was found squatting near a puddle watching a snail make it's way from one place to another. They left him alone there all day and really valued that he was able to focus all of his attention on this very slow and very quiet happening...
Anyhow...it's an interesting show that you can watch online and it gave a glimpse of a gereation that is completely at ease at integrating technology into every part of their lives. Fred predicts that we'll live to see the day when people elect to just plug into a cyber reality instead of living their "real" lives...very Matrix-like.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Today is a full work day for me. Puppies, cats...guinea pigs and kids in school are the subject- oh and a scene with an open window and a summer night and small lights glowing.
Sporatic showers and crispy, fresh air outside. Someone is mowing a lawn outside. I have a pot of french onion soup cooking downstairs. It's a perfect day for soup.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I popped over to Paige's blog the other day and saw a picture taken from inside a cozy home looking out on a snow blanketed neighborhood. It looked like bliss.
The other day- when I took those pictures of the storms moving in- Fred and I were talking about how hard it would be to move from here. Despite the fact that we both pine for a 4 season climate, this has become home in many ways. It's where we met some 9 years ago and there are so many memories here...still..
We have good friends who are moving up to Santa Cruz this week and it made us think about where we would go if we moved. I'm all freaked out (still) about the coming big earthquake so, I like the idea of Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Austria, maybe Holland (unless the sea waters rise too much)...Where would you go if you could move anywhere you wanted?
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Deadlines are hitting...every thing at once. But, oddly enough, they are being met.
Writing...sketching...taxes...turning this studio upside down...organizing, tossing out...making lists of new things to do...thinking up new stuff...revisiting some old stuff...
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
This one is about how George Bush really got his fortune- it wasn't oil...
Tonight Fred is up on a roof in SLO working with electricity...makes me nervous..I worry. He knows what he's doing, but I still worry.
The year is already flying by fast and furious. we're planning to go to NYC next month. I haven't been in ages. I'll finally get to meet some of the people I've worked with for years and maybe even present sketches in person- something I've never done before. We're driving to Delaware afterwards and to Maryland...I've never been before.
Lots of stuff appearing on the calendar already for 2008. Lots of bookwork, lots of travel and lots of possibilities- Hurrah for 2008!
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Would everyone who knows me please, oh pretty please, send me mail so I can get youe e-mail addresses??
Thanks so much!
Onto happier things...there is a whole humming bird community visiting our feeder. Today a baby humming bird has been camped out on top of it and has been feasting all day....They are fascinating to watch- so little and so agile... amazing creatures.
Wish me luck with the gutting of my computer. I'm actually pretty freaked out about it all- I'm thinking I should get an additional laptop just in case this ever happens again because I"m dead in the water with projects right now being unable to scan or print....