Friday, March 30, 2012

Busy Day

After the school party, Maddie celebrated with presents at home

starting with a Tinkerbell costume, with wing assistance from Mom,

complete with shoes for Maddie and Max.

Then a "Happy Birthday,"
blowing out candles,

eating cake with Ellie,

and hockey. Check Max's stance!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Loving the Party

I loved going back to Maddie and Max's wonderful little school, seeing all those 3-4 year olds again and watching Maddie celebrate her 4th birthday there. Face painting is a big activity at school.

including a mustache for the birthday girl!

In front of a rapt audience

Maddie delightedly acted out the birthday song

then served all her classmates with milk and pizza.

Sitting down to eat some herself with Max.

And Max making sure everyone realized it was Maddie's day. It was a wonderful morning! 4 seems so much older than 3. They're growing up so quickly.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Revisited, for Theo and Toby, after umpteen who-knows-how-many years!

We got an early morning start--excited kids.

Our first ride was Ariel's Undersea Adventure in the new addition to Disneyland: Disney California Adventure. Maddie and Max were entranced.

Then a whirly lady bug ride,

and many more sights and rides. Maddie wore her Disney birthday button so that every employee stopped and wished her a happy birthday!

Still happy, but very tired, kids at the end of the day. Tired happy grown-ups as well.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Finally we're here with Sam and Jess and the M's--

who love art projects

and leap into them with much attention and focus

and surprising results!

Then Sam and Jess got away for a night while Toby and I had
a good evening with very wonderful grandkids.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


We love you,
Theo and Toby and Tulip

Monday, March 12, 2012


Chee Heng, who photographs my work, likes to play in Photoshop with the images I paint.

Some while constructing new pages for my website,

Others just for fun

like this floating flower,

an alien spaceship that's really the top to a box,

the box orbiting a globe (which is really a platter),

drawers from various desks, cabinets, vanities that I've painted,

flowers extracted from different table tops,

strange angles on furniture,

plus opposing sides of a bureau. I love how he does it--an art in itself.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's More Fun

than getting a Christmas present in March? And one from as far away as Spain!

This lovely necklace arrived yesterday, complements of Sam and Co., and from the fabulous on-line craft store ETSY.

Totally yummy!