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My new mitts

Monday, November 24th, 2008


My favorite organic cotton socks were getting a bit too threadbare in the heels, so I converted ‘em into fingerless mitts.

Yay! Toasty hands. Just the thing for a chilly sculptor girl.

To celebrate, I walked around Greenlake this morning after dropping Sam off at the bustop, my hands nice and warm, even without my usual hot cup of chai.

As I completed my circuit in the glorious sunshine, I stopped to admire a napping covey of ducks, heads all neatly tucked in under their wings. Except for this one fellow-no napping for him, he was all about the yoga! In the midst of all his lazy companions, this one was standing on one leg, other leg raised horizontal in unison with his extended wing, sun shining off his lovely green head.

Tree pose, mallard style.

Do salamanders have ears?

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

One of my students, as she was sculpting a clay salamander, asked me if they have ears?

I didn’t know, but the Interwebs revealed all when I got home. They have inner ears, but not middle or outer ears. So their ears are not visible on the outside and they use their lungs to carry vibrations to their inner ears to hear the sounds around them.

Can’t wait to tell Margaret. :)

Book meme

Sunday, October 19th, 2008


* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

‘You’re never going to find those guys’, he told her.
Little (Grrl) Lost, Charles De Lint

Meme via Atiron.

Be nice, or I’ll sic my cleavage monkeys on you!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008



I’d like to see…

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Gandalf blow a ship through one of these.


Voters ignite!

Friday, September 26th, 2008

October 4th is the last day you can register to vote in Washington State. Past elections have shown us that every vote counts. The person we register today could be the vote that makes the difference for Barack Obama, Chris Gregoire, or any of our candidates.

But that’s only part of the story. Did you know that even if you are registered, your voter registration may be marked as Inactive?

Click here to register to vote or change your address. You may need to reregister if you’ve moved or changed your name. Encourage your unregistered friends to visit this site.
Click here to make sure your voting status is set to Active.
When you do get your ballot, send it in as soon as you can. In the primary, a surprising number of ballots were unintentionally postmarked after the deadline.

For more information or if you have any other questions, visit the Voter Information page.

Merry Solstice!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

solstice sunset

Long walk on the longest day of the year, ending in a sunset picnic meditation.

Best chocolate icecream EEEEEVAR!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Laloo’s-it’s goatmilk icecream believe it or not, and it’s far and away the mostest, bestest, chocolatiest icecream I’ve ever reveled in.

Sam gives it a rating of Godly!

Now if only I could find some of their wackier flavors, like chocolate cabernet, black mission fig, lemon chiffon or molasses tipsycake! Oooooooooh, shivers.


Of dryads and shetland ponies

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Added a slew more pictures to my Iceman set on Flickr-these from Delayne’s camera.


Such a pretty pony! :)


I couldn’t resist playing dryad in this amazing hollow nurse stump.

Love it-there’s a painting brewing there, for sure.

And yes, that is only two-for the rest of the slew(no it wasn’t a typo-just wantonly mangled grammar) you’ll have to click the link to the set.


Animal eloquence?

Friday, March 28th, 2008


Or just an innocently unbent finger? Photo taken by Tom2001 on deviant art.

I think if she knew what it meant, she’d be advocate for the entire Chicago zoo and perhaps, Mother Nature too.