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I have resolved to keep up with IF; this is the only image that has come to mind all week. I always have a lot of ideas and they can overwhelm me, so I resolve to maintain some serenity amongst my thoughts and ideas.


clandestine

30Dec08

Finally, I am getting back to Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “clandestine”, and immediately I cannot be serious and have the image of Groucho disguise glasses sitting in a drawer with a squirt gun, fake id’s and passports, pepper gum and other tools of the sneaky world. Before I could settle on a sketch, […]


I started school the week of August 25th and WOW, have I had an adjustment. I haven’t journaled, painted, blogged, SparkPeopled, or read more than three pages at a time for pleasure. However, I have got my kids settled into the new school year, kept my weight steady, done laundry, cooked a few meals, had […]


Can I detach myself from the political circus? I am the monkey and the monkey is me… This was my second idea for “detach”; my first was sending my kids off on their first days of school. However, as I was getting started, I overheard my six-year-old son repeating lines from a political ad for […]


We have been gone visiting family at the north Wisconsin cottage. Hubby and I took a side trip up to Madeline Island on Lake Superior while the kids hung out with Grandma and Grandpa. I did a lot of sitting, though biking and walking were a good part of it. A lovely trip. Here are […]


This past week the kids spent a night at Auntie and Uncle’s house with the cousins and had a great time. When I came to pick them up – running behind, of course – I was greeted by my daughter with a hug and this cup of wild fleurs she picked on a walk. Then […]


We love Mo Willems‘ books, all of them. The books are FUNNY, funny. Great stories. Great characters with great facial expressions. The kids love them, and love that I am even nuttier than usual while reading them. And, Nutty is Good. “Aggle, Flaggle, Blarble” is a laugh fest. (see “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale“) One […]