Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodbye 2006!

Happy new year to all of you. May all your dreams come true (even the naughty ones)!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy 2007!

My holiday card to you.

And thanks for visiting this past year. I am so grateful for all of you and the wonderful variety you bring to my life. :-) Be well!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

They don't, you know...

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

-Albert Einstein

Friday, December 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - Help

As strange as many of my dreams are, I always find they help me get clarity about stuff going on inside. And I am always grateful for that.

Did I mention strange??

Monday, December 11, 2006

I have breakfast with a pirate

Remember the contest?

Ok, I don't blame you if you don't. It was a long time ago and I am still doling out drawings to the winners. This very patient winner is Jess (check out her blog!), who did massive research (she claims) to win the prize.

I went all the way to DC to draw her in person (no shizzle) and had a fabulous time talking with her about life, law, the battle of the sexes, and of course, The Simpsons. That she is such a Simpsons fan is enough to make me worship her, but she was all kinds of adorable to boot. Here's to Jess! :-)

Tag. I'm it.

I have been tagged by Geninne for the Christmas Song game. I am to list 5 of my favorite Christmas songs and then tag 5 others to do the same.

My FAVORITE Christmas songs:

1. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
2. Blue Christmas, by Elvis
3. Christmas Time is Here (from Charlie Brown)
4. Joy to the World (by Three Dog Night)
5. 12 Days of Christmas (by Bob & Doug McKenzie, so take off, hoser)

I'm taggin':

1. Trixi
2. Jess
3. Richard
4. Katinka
5. Jocelyn


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Illustration Friday - Mask

What are the things I really want to say? Who is really underneath? Am I brave enough to own my truth?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Self doubt

A theme in my life, especially in the past. :-)

"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else isimpossible."
-- Richard Bach

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Frenzy at the Kimbell!

Fyi, the Kimbell is a world class museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It was designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. You can read more about it here.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Manyeleti game reserve, South Africa. We walked up to these 2 beasts to the point that we could hear the low rumble of their growling, and see the flicking of their tails. A very primal experience.

A creative volley with Jen.

Illustration Friday - Invention

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

-Albert Einstein

Friday, November 17, 2006

Illustration Friday - Thanksgiving

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Taken from Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.
Another creative volley with Jen.
Thicker, blacker, outline-ier.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Life is?

There are some empty spaces in the question mark. I would love to know what life is to you. :-) I eagerly await your comments.

"Life's a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"
-Auntie Mame

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Another great idea I've yet to execute...

Years ago I drew this idea for a mobile. Copy and enlarge everything in my wallet, as well as the outside of my wallet. It would be very cool me thinks. I can almost see my huge Albertson's reward card wafting in the breeze from the living room air vent.

So many ideas, so little initiative. :-)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Searching for her own voice

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.”
~Albert Camus

Friday, November 03, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Happy birthday to me (belated)

Since my birthday just passed (Oct 20) I find myself asking questions like this. And feel free to click on the pink birdie and sing Happy Birthday to me. As one very special blogger did (with a bunch of drunk friends with Canadian accents).

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Illustration Friday - Wind

It's possible, I suppose, that this could have something to do with wind. You'll have to decide that. :-)

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails." -anonymous

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Coming home

Sad. Joyful. Changed. Deepened. Above all, grateful. I'm getting ready to begin the 30+ hour trek from Cape Town to Johannesburg to Dakar (for fuel) to Washington DC to Dallas. And hopefully to more regular blogging! Have a glorious day, and let me know if you want a link to all the pics. :-)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sunrise at Pungwe

I spent 4 glorious days at Pungwe bush camp in the Manyeleti game reserve. One morning we awoke to this misty sunrise. Moments later we were beginning a four hour walk through the bush and came upon a breeding herd of elephants, who were not very happy to see us. That is better than caffiene for getting one's heart rate going, trust me. :-)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Glorious Cheetah

Greetings from South Africa! My blogging will be sparce for the next couple of weeks, but for good reason. I am in areas without electricity, much less wifi. :-) One of my lifelong dreams was to see cheetahs in Africa, and now I have! Went to a cheetah refuge outside Pretoria and it was magnificent. More to come, but leave comments when you can, and I'll catch up soon. Have a glorious day!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Andy!

Yes indeed, today is the day. :-)

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."

-- Sarah Bernhardt

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Where am I?

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself."

-- Sara Henderson

Friday, September 29, 2006

Illustration Friday - Quiet

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box."
-- Italian Proverb

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

And I mean it. :-)

Knowing others is intelligence,
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
mastering yourself is true power.

--Lao-Tzu (604-531 B.C.)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

How many times am I in this picture? :-)

Bonus points for knowing where this was taken. And those of you who've already seen this, keep your pieholes zipped. xoxo ;-)