Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Target had black pasta, so of course I had to buy it. I made a cold salad so the color didn't get muddied. We had no problem eating it, unlike the blue potatoes and blue catsup I bought before.
This will be a chameleon eating. I love the way they look. I once considered buying one at a pet store, but I figured I'd kill it before I figured out how to keep it alive.
My friend, Mary, is coming into town on Friday. We haven't seen one in over twenty-five years. Gosh!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur & Rock Hudson

Bizarre- 1980 R.I.P. both of them.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I'm in the middle of Truman's spring cleaning. We took a break because we've been at it for two hours and we are sick of one another. The vet cost so much last week that I need to complete his coat stripping and trim him instead of sending him to the groomer to do a better job. Dogs don't care what they look like. He has a lot of white hair on his face now.
He refuses to eat his dog food. I guess I spoiled him with the hamburger and rice. I can't believe I gave into a dog and bought more hamburger to feed him.
In a lot of ways he's the best dog I've ever had.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Two Women

Last week I thought Truman might die. The surgery was very hard on him. I cooked for him and would check to see if he was breathing. He's doing better now.
I'm finding that working on two pieces simultaneously works better than one at a time. It gives me space to judge if I am happy with what I've done so far. One will be Susan Boyle if it works out. Portraiture is not my strong suit.
During the French Revolution there was a style among the aristocrats of wearing a red ribbon around the neck to symbolize decapitation of their friends. I mention that because I remembered it when I wanted to give my masquerade some kind of necklace.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sunny and Mild

I'm almost finished with this piece. Last year I tried to make it and failed. I haven't decided if I'll keep this one or not. If I don't, I guess I'll wait another year.
It's beautiful outside. I should have spent the day stripping Truman's coat. Tomorrow morning he'll go to the vet for a little surgery. He'll soon be ten years old. I've never had a dog last that long.
Franken won the election but Coleman will appeal.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Eggs

It's just not Easter without Jello eggs.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spoonbridge sans Cherry

Yesterday it got into the fifties. Spring has almost arrived in Minnesota. Molly and I went to the sculpture garden so I could get a picture of this. They removed the cherry for refurbishing. The cherry stem is a fountain, so after twenty years of water and Minnesota climate it needed it. It'll be back soon. Beautiful statue!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

I haven't made a mermaid in years. I shouldn't make Dobby, but what the heck.
Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite writers. I just finished this one. Sorrow, love,redemption and always something supernatural runs through all of her books.
I'm hoping to go to Minneapolis today and take some pictures.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Holy Week

Yesterday I was driving through Minneapolis and spied a Santa Muerte shrine in someone's front yard. This is not a picture of it. I considered taking a picture but I thought it might be considered rude. The weird thing about the statue was that it was horizontal. There were flowers and a flag draped over it. It was creepy because it looked like a funeral.
I made an aceo this morning and sold it a couple of hours later. If only that would happen more often!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Death Cult

Santa Muerte is considered to be the unofficial patron of the Mexican drug underworld. Last week a couple of dozen shrines to her were torn down by the city outside Nuevo Laredo. This was the first I'd heard of her so I just had to make one or two. If it offends millions, I'm there.
Truman is way overdue for his spring haircut. Molly made him a pointy face. Maybe it'll be warm enough next week to defuzz him outside.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Here is an aceo of a papel picado. I saw some real ones when I was at the World Market. They were for decoration but not for sale.
Still playing with my egg molds. This will be bacon and egg. Thanks, Alex. He also suggested a hot chick. I'll have to think about that one.
There is a category my stuff falls under that I just learned about. SFA, which stands for small format art. I'll start using it as a description.
I suck at promotion.
I just read some of John Mayer and David Lynch's Twitters(or is it tweets?) Interesting because it really humanizes them.