Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The River

We went back to Russian River a couple of weeks ago & good goddamn, I love that place so hard.

This is what I did the whole way there & back. (Why yes, I am embroidering the tattoos on Heidi Kenny's tattoo dolls kit. And then I'm going to sew them up. And then I'm going to keep them. For myself.)

It's a seven-hour drive to the river from our house, and by hour three of "Are we there yet? How about now? Are we close? I'm bored. Are we there yet?" Josh & I have both sworn that we'll never go back.

But then we get to the cabin & throw down our bags & grandma Sonja hands us a glass of wine & we hop into the hammock & every shred of frustration leaves us & we remember why we came back.

(Dash is a kitty. Don't ask.)

And why we'll keep coming back, every Summer, for as long as we can.

On day two we ventured into town & stopped into Powell's Sweet Shop, where Dash's head promptly exploded.

He got some candy grillz. Also about one hundred other disgusting treats (among them: Toxic Slime soda, cola-flavored fizzy candies & ring pops).

And then we moved onto the more serious business of canoeing...

(Shortly after this, Dash abandoned ship & then Josh & I promptly tipped the canoe right over.)

...and splashing...

...and dipping...

...and skipping...

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...and squinting meaningfully...

...and hugging...

...and kissing...

...and panting (seriously, what is that?)

In conclusion:

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Aw t-ball, smell ya next year.






Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Skate Punk

Oy. Now look what we did:

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This is 7:30 am on Saturday. In his Star Wars jammies.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Baby Steps

One of my oldest goals has been to learn to paint. I've decided that I'm going to start with watercolor & I'm going to start this summer.

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Last night I tried my hand at a portrait of Cuddles.

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I'm giving it a solid B, if I may say so myself.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Pumping Out the Proverbial Jamz


We're hitting up a rock-n-roll themed first birthday party next week (seriously, how awesome is that? How come it never occurred to me to throw a rocker party?) so I embellished one of Dash's shirts with a Ziggy Stardust freezer paper stencil & some gold fabric paint. It only 80% looks like Bowie, but whatevs. Close enough.

Then I made a plush guitar for the wee birthday boy. I couldn't find a tutorial online, so I just kinda winged it. Real musicians are probably groaning about my lack of knobs & whazzits, but it's squishy and looks kinda like a guitar (and Dash has demanded I make one for him, too) so I'm calling it good.

Thursday, June 02, 2011


Kidspace Chalk Festival

Kidspace Chalk Festival

Kidspace Chalk Festival

Kidspace Chalk Festival

Sometimes I wish I was five, too.