Archive for the ‘friends’ Category

High Tea at the Mad House!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

A delightful music video by my new friend, Love.

Starring me and my freaky fun friends! And yes, dryads do like watermelon excessively, why do you ask? :)

Utilikilts Show (pics!)

Monday, October 18th, 2010


Finally got around to uploading, processing and Flickring my Artwalk at Utilikilts Show pics.

There’s also a great set here, including the shot above, by Chris Menges, a photographer friend of Kyle and Blue.

And a damn cool pic of the Elven Bikers from Hell here, by our DJ and photographer, Michael Holden.


Baby belly!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Had a lovely dinner with my friends Rita and Ben, my mom and teh Samster. Mmmm…. Porkchops simmered in plum-nectarine-blueberry sauce with shitake baked rice(recipe courtesy of my awesome friend Sharon who is about to come out with her very own cookbook!), garden collards and garden salad. And a veritable plethora of desserts! I made a blackberry cobbler with some very fine and ginormous berries my mom brought, Rita brought two kinds of lemon birthday cake from her Bday celebration and Sam and I made chocolate chocolate mint chip monster cookies! Yum. Stuffed ourselves and then Ben and Sam made origami while I painted Rita’s lovely, pregnant belly.


Yay! Happy birthday Rita! And hurray for summer goodness…

More pictures of the dinner and the belly, here.

Garden Elves!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

My awesome friends Julia and Stu, the Garden Elves, put in a fab new garden box for me down on the curbside strip.


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So excited! So healing to get my hands back in the rich, dark earth and plant pretty baby plants again! Sam got this excellent picture of me watering with sunlight. :)


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Right after he went ninjawacky with the mallet. Mwahahaha!


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Watch out neighborhood!

Many grateful hugs to the garden elves for breaking sod for me and creating such a lovely garden for us.

More pics here.

City boy!

Monday, November 9th, 2009

My friend Matt hired me to paint him a Cityscape shirt for his Seacompression outfit.


Love the way it turned out! He had fun dancing the night away in it and a lot of folks thought it was a real shirt! And I must admit, it’s nice to actually get PAID to make something beautiful once in a while. :)

More pics here.

Forest sprite

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I made antlers(here I must confess I stoled the idea from my friend Seb) and painted trees on a silk slip to create my Halloween costume this year.


I also made an alternative set of horns, which Sam and I goofed off in later…


It was a really fun Halloween.. There was much partying, awesome costumage and much snuggling at Rita and Ben’s house and then I danced the night away at Pheralia with a dead guy and a pirate.

Pics here.

The Infinite Feast!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I may have had a rather unfortunate summer, but I certainly have an amazing fortune in my friends!

Cody, kickass organatrix and grand friend that she is, decided to throw a benefit party for me and proceeded to do so, in truly glorious Badbad Faerie style! Jeff generously donated the use of the Little Red Day Spa and my fabulous posse(Yay Cody! Rita! Ben! Anna! Blackbird! Drew! Juliet! Cheri! Sam! David! Julia!) rallied their considerably delicious forces and talents and thus, the Infinite Feast was born!

It was an absolutely sumptuous, sexy soiree, with delicious munchies, hot tubbin’, dancing(thanks Michael Holden for the awesome tunes!),



massage(yay Candace!), tarot(the mysterious Madam Blackbird), poetry(call and response between David Jones and I), luscious desserts, awesome art and of course the Bad bad Faeries and their wicked, fruity shenanigans!

Badbad Faeries!

Badbad Faeries!

More pics on Facebook.

It was so much fun! Thanks so so much Coders and all of you who helped organize it, baked for it, made gorgeous signage, worked it, donated awesome art(yay David, Juliet and Liz!) and services(props to Cody, Danni, Sharon, Jason and BB!) to the auction and came and danced and soaked and cuddled and bought art and things…

My Buddha holds a fat envelope full of lovely green bills that will help me pay off a chunk of my debt, buy my ever-growing kiddo clothes for the fall and get my unhappy tooth to the dentist.. Though one of the very first things I’m going to do is GO BUY A NICE BIG CANVAS!!! Just to prove to myself that I don’t have to give up, even if I no longer have those lovely big walls I was so looking forward to painting pictures for.

But regardless of the money, the gift of my friends and community is a rich one. It is a boon and a bounty I’ll not soon forget.


Wedding bliss

Monday, August 31st, 2009

My dear heartsister Sharon got married saturday to her wonderful betrothed, Jason.


I was honored and delighted to participate in their ceremony and watch them plight their troth in a circle of rose petals and beach stones(with our wishes for their union written upon them) and surrounded by tear-soaked family and friends. It was a beautiful ceremony, Marit did a great job officiating, despite being asked only the night before to fill in the role! She proudly declared them Woman and Husband. :)

Sunday, we had a big party at the Haller Lake Community center and there was square dancing-


-and so much delight and feasting and fun the whole city surely felt the waves of love…


My heart certainly overflows with the joy of it. So good to see my beloved, glorious Sharon united with such a good man and surrounded by loving family and community.

What a beautiful day!

I did take pics at the party. Enjoy the flickr’d set here.

Juliet’s show!!!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Last week Ben, Rita, Anna and I possed down to Tacoma to see Juliet’s senior sculpture show.


The art was amazing! Juliet’s pieces were glorious-large metal and rubber structures, but the rubber was this exquisitely translucent material in delicate shades of green and gold.. It looked a lot like glass, but flexible. The shapes curved sensuously and organically, like leafs and flowers, growing up from the floor or dangling mysteriously from the ceiling. One was a gorgeous gold chamber that one could climb inside and meditate in, or simply gaze in awe at the mosaic of gold fragments bound together to create the structure.


I wished I could take it home with me. :)

Yay art!

All the show pics here.

My 39th Birthday and Fifth Annual Naked Human Party!

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

I love threes and nines, so 39 is simply the most exquisite number EVER. Obviously, my 39th birthday had to be something special. ;)

Therefore, I combined it with my annual Naked Human party. Everyone brought tons of gawdjis clothes, we made a humongous pile and dove in. The party was so much fun, it just sort of ran itself! None of the performances I’d planned happened-but there was plenty of spontaneous performing ‘midst all the talking, snuggling, playing, trying oning and giggling.

Brenda sings
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Brenda Belcher serenaded us with her lovely songs(when Zola wasn’t licking her face).

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Sean made magic with his mesmerizing balls.

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Yonatan stole our hearts with his shy debutante act… And then stole my hat. Again.

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Danni and Cody had us bustin’ a gut with their hilarious body-part-mash-up(Cody is the legs, Danni the top). There were really too many lovely performances to snap pictures of… Mai Li sang to us and told us ridiculous jokes, Juliet and Drew gave an awesome poem/montage of quotes, sweaters were cut into leg-warmers———-

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———-and we feasted on delicious foodstuffs. Rita made me an awesome grapefruit cake-yum! My lentil stew turned out divinely although it was a new recipe and I de-baconated it in favor of my veggitastic friends. Everyone scored loverly new clothes and we all had fun rummaging through the pile…

Such a glorious birthday! Thanks so much all y’alls, you’re amazing. Such a rich, lucky woman am I, to have such fantastic friends and community!

More pictures here.