Monday, October 27, 2008

St. Martin de Obama

St. Martin de Obama
Originally uploaded by manglor_y_que
This cracked me up. My nephew took a photo of this candle when he was over in San Francisco this weekend. Click on the Manglor Link below to see more of his photography.

We all need our Obama votive candle for this presidential election.

I don't know who the artist is. Did you get the name Manny?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm it! I've been tagged!

This is my first time being tagged. I've been tagged by my blogger friend Pura and I want to thank her for including me to play. It took me a while to come up with something to share. Here goes....


1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP.


1. I am not a phone person. There was a time when I cringed every time the phone rang. I felt invaded. I'm getting better now....thank goodness for caller id and answering services.
2. I was a woodworker for nine years and I loved it. 
3. Cloudy days are my favorite kind of days. 

4. I like old trucks. The older and rustier the better.

5. I was once registered as an Independent, but after four years of George Bush I changed to Democrat. Four more years later, I'm still a Democrat and I'm proudly voting for Barack Obama.

6. I don't have a green thumb, but I want to learn how to grow my own herbs and vegetables.

7. I hate shopping and I don't like malls. I do love flea markets!

'm a small fish in this big pond of internet bloggers. The people I'm adding may not respond or have time to do this. We'll see what happens....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Flea Market Galoshes

Only $2.00!

The bandages are a painful detail that will remind me to keep her in pants when we go to the park.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What's for Dinner Mom?

Golden Curry and White Rice! 

Pork, onion, carrots, potatoes, bell pepper and water.

Put in the (mild) S&B Golden Curry bars and simmer. I know it doesn't look good, but it is so good! 

The ginger on top is the cherry on top. Delicious! This is a favorite dish of mine and I've made it enough times for the Gorilla to like it. The little gorilla has been eating it too. She's like me and can eat the 
ginger by itself. I appreciate and encourage trying different foods.

For desert we have guayavas. I had some amazing guayava ice cream at the County Fair this summer. This too has an unusual flavor and it's a favorite fruit of mine. It's got a unique STRONG scent that makes my mouth water whenever I smell it in the air. Today we were able to buy some at the farmer's market. 

Dancing Queen

                             Isn't fun the best thing to have?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Reclining Figure

When I did this (a couple nights ago) I didn't have the energy to type in any information about it. Today I've got a few minutes before we're off to the park. I also got asked by a blogger friend to write about it.

I created this on Illustrator and played with it for a couple of hours until I was happy with the composition. I usually start drawing and keep adding more of the figure if I have enough room. I've always enjoyed drawing the nude figure. If I had the space and time I would do the figure in a large scale. Working so small is beginning to feel limiting and uncomfortably contained. Break loose! Where's the free spirit!.......? Give me a 3 inch paint brush and a 10x10 foot canvas. Square. 

What motivates me? Lack of time, my age, gratitude and an inner spark that never quits. I have a need to draw something everyday. When I was pregnant I could not use my hands to do anything. They were swollen and the finger tips had a burning sensation all the time. So for about six months of my pregnancy I couldn't write, draw or hold anything. It felt awful to not have the use of my hands. I am so grateful now. Never again will I take my body and my creative spirit for granted. 

Enough about me. We're off to the park! It's another beautiful day. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Koi Pond - Dream Landscape Series

I haven't had time to put this up on my Etsy shop. This is a better image (Scanned) than the previous one posted here. It is a lovely piece and I've grown to like it even more after finishing it. I'm getting fidgety because I don't have a painting to work on on my desk. It gets tough when I'm not painting after a week or so. There are things to take care of before I can start a new piece. Family stuff and we will be moving in a few months. 
I will definitely be making something to put up in my Etsy store while we are packing to move. This will force me to work on something that doesn't take days to finish. Something quick and simple. It's been a while since I've worked like that. I guess this is the time. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Fester" in Etsy: Treasury West

My print "Fester" has been included in a Treasury West on Etsy. This is a first for me and I'd like to thank FreshlySkweezed for including me in her Treasury. The theme is "chairs" and I'm in the second row from the top, in the middle. 

Click here to see the Treasury West page. This link will be good until Monday. 
And click here to see FreshlySkweezed's Etsy store. She has great Gocco printed cards for sale in her store.

Friday, October 10, 2008

She Sighed

" Sigh "

I've found some time to draw while the family napped. I don't have much time to write because the Toot is now awake and waiting patiently for me to give her all my attention. 
I'm also sick with a cold. Felt it coming this morning and it's on me now at full force. 


Friday, October 3, 2008

October Field Trip to Huntington Gardens

I'm not a big fan of the heat, but I do love desert plants. Yesterday the Toot and I went to the Huntington Gardens on their free day. There's a whole procedure that we have to go through to get tickets for their one day of the month that we can get in for free. Well, I got tickets a month ago for yesterday and the Toot and I went on our own this time. I usually get five tickets and invite three friends or a relative to come along, but not this time. I wanted to take my time and walk a little more than usual. All their gardens are amazing and I especially enjoy their desert gardens. The Toot is also a little more easygoing so I was able to take some photos.

Lovely landscape. I could easily stand there and get lost in the varieties, textures and shapes. The colors are a pallete I'm comfortable with and it would be nice to someday have a garden like this. Someday!

The flies were attracted to this flower. It's probably an insect eating plant. There were some carcasses in this one.

There's a little frog at the bottom left in the small pool of water. This was a nice surprise when I looked closer at the photo after downloading.


A pretty hat.

Great hair.

Pretty colors. The black tips are what caught my eyes.


This is in the Children's Garden.