Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Farewell Amethyst Pearl!
You were a great companion for 13 years and 144,000 miles!
As the last of 4 vans over 25 years you will 
be missed but not forgotten.
You are being donated to someone who needs you more....
with my blessing.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hiding From Black Friday ???

Actually he's "hiding"  from Grammie.   

Covered eyes mean hiding .

Grammie must go around the house calling for him.

Way more fun than Black Friday anywhere.  

Friday, November 16, 2012


When I say  I'm retired most folks say....what are you going to DO???

I've spent my whole life "doing".

Now I'm going to just BE.   Every single day.   It's just that simple.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Appreciation for the Universe

Does life get any better than this?  No!  
An almost 2 year old has total appreciation for the universe.
He takes Grammie along for the ride.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Can Artists Be Minimalists?

I think I want to be a minimalist.  Sorta'.   I am giving away, consigning, donating and/or trying to sell lots of my "stuff" like the Platzgraff Christmas dishes pictured above.   It feels good to unload...but then I see another art idea I want to try...or I go on Pinterest...or flip through a magazine...and there I go again!  These forays often involve more or different "stuff".   Hmmmmm.   Can artists be minimalists?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Big Sur River

Spent a few days in a rustic cabin on the Big Sur River.  Made my first rock tower.   Was cold at last and it felt great.   Walked some...ate excellent food...and all during the week.  Like I was retired or something!