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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mimi Spirit Brooch

Thermosetting polymer, grommets, quilted fabric...yum num num.

Mimi Spirits are from the folklore of Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. For more see this post.
Also if you wish, it is for sale in my Etsy shop here: Merriwinkle on Etsy

Sea of Orange Memories

One of my paintings that has been living in a cardboard box in the basement.  Today is a good day to take it out and let it breathe.  Inhale......

असतो मा सद्गमय
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
मृत्योर् मा अमृतं गमय
शांति शांति शांति

Exhale.....and again.

Acrylic paint, sand, glue, pencil and charcoal on gessoed canvas.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Genesis - Live in 1973

The Peanut Song

When Julija (a.k.a. peanut) was born things were a bit rocky; it was a life or death event for both of us.  Well it certainly turned out okay, but for the first few months things were intense.  I made up this song to sing to Julija as a cheer for both of us.  It really worked- I mean it got us through some very scary stuff.  Julija's friend Emma likes the song too, so Julija made a piece of sheet music for Emma.  I love it!

Julija and Emma skied on the Nordic team together for the last 3 years- they are both off to college next year.

Such a sweet gift to give.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just a Couple of Brief Points

I remember a couple of things about this day.  1) That dress was too short and extremely uncomfortable, 2) I drank a lot of cola and had a stomach ache, 3) The doll broke about 2 seconds after this picture was taken, and 4) Those stockings were driving me nuts, the crotch was at my knees most of the day.

Oh, one other thing, my sisters look pretty happy here, but I think they were fairly miserable as well.

My day today was pretty similar.  I think I even had that expression on my face most of today.  What is that...disgust?  Yeah, that sounds about right.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

ओं मणिपद्मे हूं

Om mani padme hum

On My Mind Today

My sisters and brothers....from a very long time ago

My dad

Yes, please do

Mountains are always on my mind

pointed ends
while soft color

Friday, March 18, 2011

CREEP - "Day" Young Turks

Understand Now?

Jeremiah Maddock

Aoki Tetsuo

Diane Arbus
It's pretty simple actually.  Truly, it is.

"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky"    -Buddha