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September 24, 2011

in the bubbles


A fabulous snap of little miss Vivienne enjoying jumping in the bubble mess that was pumped onto our street during the amazing annual block party. Good times!

September 18, 2011

academy of science day

Max Academyofscience1
Max Academyofscience2

Max didn't feel like attending his schools fall festival picnic in golden gate park. He says he doesn't like crowds or grass. Well, what are you gunna do, argue? Naw. I would have been great to go, but fine just the same if we didn't. We ended up having a lovely day at the Academy of Sciences. Both he and Vivi were in great spirits

September 15, 2011

tobias brothers

Tobiasbros 1
Tobiasbros 2

Gorgeous colored woodcuts on paper by Gert & Uwe Tobias.

September 14, 2011


Viv Ella Kitties
Elle Lily Kitties
Lily Viv Kitties
Kitty Girlfriends

Vivienne's room three (last year) preschool teacher Marci is starting a kids animal ears hair clip business. She asked Vivi, Lily and Ella to be hair models and asked me to take the photos. Here are a few highlights from the fun after school shoot.

still waiting

Community Chorus2

I continue to search for inspiration and solutions to the answer, what do I want to draw on this blank paper? I like this one's outlines, colored in patterns, and faint background details all in a very appealing combination. Screams encaustic to me too. I like.

Yes. I was very moved by the Writer's Almanac the other day. I love the Mencken quote about the tragedy of life being an endless series of standing in lines. That's a topic I could draw again and again.

September 13, 2011

nice drawings

Treehouse Lauren
Finch Lauren

Nice drawings by Lauren Nassef. I especially like the pattern of little holes in the paper's background.

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September 12, 2011

cupcake celebration

Cupcakes Friends
Chocolate Nose

I promised the kids they could have cupcakes after swimming class each time either of them earn a ribbon. Well Miss Vivienne just earned yet another ribbon! Only two weeks after getting her green ribbon she just earned her blue too. Girl's a swimmer! Her friend Ella also got her rainbow and green ribbons so we all went to Kara's to celebrate. Mmm the velvet, chocolate cake with coconut, and fleur de sel are our favorites.

September 11, 2011


Max Incognito

I couldn't stop laughing when Max walked into Patty's dining room dressed like this. Hilarious! When I shared the iphone snap with my family they thought it was a perfect parody of an image of his father at the same age in Turkey circa 1970.

Please send me the photo to post Mr. C!