Friday, May 31, 2013

We don't need no stinking apples

It says online that these guys like apples, but he seems to prefer catfood, although sometimes blueberries are acceptable. In any case, he is now being encouraged to eat outside as his apparent need to utliize the closet for some kind of marsupial seizure at 3 AM is not helping me to a night's sleep (the cat, on the other hand, sleeps right through it).

They are slightly uncanny, like something from a Japanese ghost story, with the fathomless dark eyes in the pale face.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


This was the scene yesterday at the corner of Jean and Santa Rosa. Regrettably, some sharp eyed person has already made off with this personal sauna, working condition unknown. The mosaic ball has gone back into my apartment.

Stay tuned for news of intergalactic invasions.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Post Apocalyptic Thingie

My sister thinks I don't get out enough, I can't imagine why. 

Just posted this lovely item in the Art Lab section of my Etsy store. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wide World

Parts of a story....

I bought this very horizontal little frame at the Oakland Museum White Elephant sale, someone had framed what was evidently an original quote (second photo):

Though life is too short,
               it can be
                 ever so wide!

I was touched by the sentiment.

My brother in law passed on a book called A Sense of the World to me, it is about the Victorian Naval Officer, a man who became known as "The Blind Traveller", he circumnavigated the globe solo and wrote about it in travel books.

Since my brother in law is a sailor, I made him this little shadowbox with the 19th century ship, while keeping the original quote on the back. I neglected to mention that he and my sister were visiting on their own circumnavigation of the globe, which is quite a bit easier these days.

It only occurred to me afterward how these things connect.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Visit with Bryan Kring

Two of Bryan Kring's recently completed book arts projects in the magical light of his studio. These are available online at his Etsy store Kring Emporium

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just got my copy of The Ivory Hour by Laynie Browne. I am thrilled that Laynie used one of my altered ancestors pieces as the cover art for this luminous experimental novel. It's a meeting of Henry James characters with pop culture heroes in an imagined future. If you are curious, you can read a bit of it on Amazon:

The Ivory Hour