Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day 2039: ... draw your own box!






Jake Shimabukuro: ink journal page














Want music?

 




Click here for Marvin Gaye, Got to give it up.
then click back on this blog tab or here to listen as you browse, or not?










I sent WonderWoman this sweet little 3 minute video ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZPVvVlPFTc
her response was: "I love it ... draw your own box!"



I thought you might like it too?












Sometimes I get really lucky & get great mail, 
and I think it's surely blog-share worthy!




A postcard from John Arbuckle, Seattle artist & friend. 
What a treat!





A special note from Paso Robles artist & friend, Jeri Wilkinson.
Another treat!






A great necklace from jewelry artist & friend Linda Bucci.
So cool, and she knows I love orange.






And, a mixed-media accordion book 
by Long Beach artist & friend, Connie Owens!







Sometimes the mailman does a great job!
Thank you John, Jeri, Linda & Connie! 
I am blessed indeed.










62 degrees, Clear skies, Santa Ana, CA













A smile for Saturday ...








Friday, February 23, 2018

Day 2038: stops you in your tracks ...






Paige, age 3, photo. collage & digital









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Click here for  Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Where is the love?
then click back on this blog tab or here to listen as you browse, or not?









Sometimes you see a photo that "stops you in your tracks" ...






such a photo was this beauty of Paige at age 3.
This black & white photo was posted on Instagram
by her Mom, my friend and artist, Lisa.




I asked Lisa if I could play with it?
Lisa said "yes, of course!"
So I did.






I also asked permission to post on this blog, Lisa again said yes.
Paige is now a beautiful 14 year old young lady,
but looking at that face, that might have been expected. 
Thank you Paige, Lisa & Adam.













A smile for Friday ...









Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 2037: Unsolicited update on things you may not know.






Spotlight: ink drawing, junk mail collage & digital












Want music?

 




Click here for Etta James, At last.
then click back on this blog tab or here to listen as you browse, or not?










An unsolicited update on things you may not need to know.





How's that for a stretch?
I came home to do this quick random blog ...



 
and on the way saw these beautiful clouds!




Maybe more stunning because of the blue sky behind?








We're having a cold snap here, at least cold for SoCal ...





Grand-dog Laker found & claimed a slice of sunlight.





The only downside was the lady taking photos ...





"and it doesn't seem like she'll give up easily."






I just want to take a nap! Somebody make her go away?






Sometimes sacrifices are necessary in the making of a blog.





For FB Throwback Thursday ...


Maui, 2003












A smile for Thursday ...







Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 2036: What's up with you?






face: ink sketch, journal page. collage & digital













Want music?

 




Click here for Chaka Khan, Through the Fire.
then click back on this blog tab or here to listen as you browse, or not?












What's up with you in your neck of the woods?
I am home to do a quick blog #2036 ...
and it probably will be a bit chaotic, but that happens, right?

Then back to Grandma time till Thursday,




that means Grandhunk #3, Laker and me.
Grandhunk #3 is 17 and mostly self-sufficient, so it's mainly ...
 




But, Monday night I had Grandhunks 1, 2, & 3 plus
Grandhunk #2's girlfriend, who I call "Grand-cutie!"
I've been kicking myself for not taking real photos
which would have made this blog easey-peasy.





WonderWoman & Superman left tons of great leftovers.
Monday night is family meal night together & there was 
lots of warming up, eating with brotherly goofing around, 
Olympics on TV, all going on at the same time & I forgot!
After dinner, I did get a few candid shots ...






Brotherly love shows up in various ways.















Gets quiet when older brothers go home & time for homework.






Laker agrees.

 




BTW: Monday, 6:15 AM, Anaheim Hills, CA ... 31 degrees!
Even Siri said "Brrr - 31 degrees!"
















A smile for Wednesday ...