Saturday, September 29, 2007

dragons & dogs

It was Fall Festival day in Katonah, NY. Katonah Art Center always has a "make a dragon puppet" table, where kid's can (obviously) make a dragon puppet.

There were lots of dogs at the event. I like to take pictures of dogs. I'm a big Elliott Erwitt fan. And I love dogs.

[this guy's wearing a tutu]

peace out

Friday, September 28, 2007

I guess my little bird can sing

I'm wicked busy, too busy for any real blogging time. So here are some pictures of birdies.

Hummingbird season is over...

now we're being overtaken by vultures. Yikes.

later dudes.

Monday, September 17, 2007

paralyzed by your riff

We spent last night listening to the musical selections of (a feverish) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals in Northampton, Mass. No pictures. All the best pictures of anything related to RA & the Cs are on Neal Casal's website. Neal is not only an amazing musician/singer/songwriter, he's also an incredible photographer. Check out his photos here.

[the art*o*mat machine at Faces]

[in the photo booth at Faces]

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

and I ended up insane

Hi ho, boys and girls. I spent the day at Beachwood Studios just outside Cleveland taping a segment for the forthcoming television show - Quilting Arts TV, with the amazing Pokey Bolton of Quilting Arts Magazine. Frankly, I have no idea what I said on camera except I used the word curvilinear more than once and said that I like elephants. That's true. I do like elephants. I made at least two mistakes and probably more. Regardless of my babbling, I had a terrific time. Everyone at the studio was wicked cool and wonderful to work with - thanks y'all!

Afterwards we hit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. My favorite things were two guitars - one belonging to Eddie Cochran, and the other belonging to Gram Parsons, and an empty guitar string pack with the handwritten lyrics of the Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket". The British Invasion - Ferry Cross the Mersey bit was very cool as well. Unfortunately, no photography allowed inside. But here's what it looks like from the sidewalk.

And here's what my knucklehead husband looks like from the sidewalk.

Cleveland really does rock, just like Ian Hunter said.

peace out.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I said goodbye to a friend today. Grendel, my favorite dog aside from my own dogs, died this morning. He looked like a ferocious guard dog but he was really a pussy cat. When he was happy, his chest and stomach got all flushed and pink. He once gave me a bloody lip because he REALLY wanted to kiss me. He was a wonderful, beautiful dog and I'll miss him.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

RISD baby!

It's official - my son Lex is in college. Yikes. Seems like ten minutes ago we were taking him to kindergarten, now he's a freshman at Rhode Island School of Design, the coolest school in the world. The start of registration was announced by a student wielding a plastic sword. Lex's orientation leader welcomed him with a note - hand written on skinny strips of pink and green vellum - taped to his dorm room wall. Freakin' awesome.

[then and now]

[east hall]

[view of the backyard]

[the met cafeteria, with a pizza oven and biodegradable cups made of corn]

[around Providence]

[the art*o*mat machine at oop!]

peace out.