Art Space

Last semester I had a studio at school. I was only taking the one class, but I definitely needed some space to sit and paint. Now I'm trying to do it in the area that was formally my dining room, that I'd hoped to make into a home office.. ....more

Just one of those things you never thought you'd find at a thrift shop:

Stuffed Mola Mola.Who knew they even made them?I should have spent the buck and gotten it.She had this reaction back when she first saw her first real live one: I think that feeling stayed with her ....more

Playing Telephone With God and Bill Nye.

Today I was driving into school, and one of the things I very much enjoy doing is looking at the competing one liners on the church signs on the road on the way in. ...more

America The Beautiful: It's the Real Thing

The one Super Bowl commercial that brought me to tears wasn't the one with the Budweiser clydesdales and the puppy; it was hearing America the Beautiful sung in different languages.Of course, the conservative right was offended, even more offended than the blunt slap in the face offered by a second Cheerio's ad featuring a biracial family. ...more

Beloved Friend

Today my darling Frodo lost his battle with the neurological disorder that was causing his seizures. Last weekend he suffered a massive seizure, from which he didn't recover quite himself. ...more

Who Had High Hopes

After what seemed like an eternal wait, the BBC has released a photo of the 12th Doctor in costume: followed by this retweeted comment: And while, unlike many of my fellow Whovians who express dismay or disgust with an incoming Doctor after a regeneration, I had been looking forward to Perter Capaldi and a switch from the previous two doctors (whom I adored, but seemed too much like nerdy-girl's fantasy boy toys) I was rather disappointed with the costuming.I'm sure I'll get over it. ...more

Busy Bee

image: I've sat down to write, and not written, a dozen times in the last week or so. ...more

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Steer Wrestling by Tommervik, Deviant Art This year is shaping up to be a big year for me, filled with positive change. ...more

today at the zoo

It's been a long time since I've been to the zoo at the Albuquerque BioPark... over a year in fact. ...more