Monday, December 22, 2008

Rayne's Embroidered Mexican Blouses

Rayne Wolfe is another buddy from the Press Democrat - a really talented reporter, and super fun gal. She's the one with the laugh you can hear across the office. She's an incredible jewelry designer, and has recently found a niche doing embroidery on a basic Mexican blouse pattern. She & I share a passion for poultry. And vintage stuff.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Here's Dave, playing his bass in the garden:

And onstage: "Bass Solo!"

A Nice Review of The Venice Chronicles

I like this review of "The Venice Chronicles" because she did a great job of capturing the feel of the book. And she included some of my favorite watercolors out of the book.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wet-felted Mittens

I've been wanting to try wet-felting mittens for awhile now. Here's my first try. I over-did it and made these too thick. (Dave says they look like oven mitts, and he's right) Plus, it took me 5 hours!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Today Sib & I rode our bikes up to Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm. Sib & Ross had discovered an incredible outcropping of amanita muscaria mushrooms - the big, orange/red ones with white spores on top. It was so beautiful - for whatever reason, they loved growing under this one particular tree - a Chestnut. We walked all over the property looking for more, and found several other varieties, but no more of the amanita muscarias. I can see how people can get into mushroom huntin'. It's kind of addicting - like looking for pretty pebbles on the beach. I had to be very careful not to step on any of them.

Amanita Muscaria

I've never seen so many mushrooms.


Breaking Ground, literally.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Dust Bathing in the Sun

Looks like a Chicken.


Dust bath!

Oh, yeah ...

Don't Disturb Me.

All Done!

And looking fine.