Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Her Own Pace

This little lady takes life at her own pace. That pace is often slooooow. Meals tend to take a minimum of an hour. She sings.

She spins.

She plays.

Sometimes she eats.

Much of her life is done at a more relaxed pace. On a rough day I feel like I am losing my mind. Usually that is when we need to be somewhere and she is finding the perfect pair of mismatched socks. Mostly though she reminds us that we probably don’t need to hurry so much.

Monday, January 15, 2018


The coffee has been on all morning because I haven’t been sleeping well. The house has been partially cleaned. The girls are playing nicely with each other in the other room and I can hear their laughter though the closed door. Eric is furiously working on the computer in the basement. Even though he has the day off he will have to go in to the museum and work for several hours later today. I kiss his head each time I pass by. 

Sun slants through the window and I see the vacuum in silhouette. I should probably put that away before someone steps over the cord. Or more likely our blind old Bumblebee gets tangled up in the cord.

I am not going to lie, it has been a tough week. So I have taken it back to square one. Focus on what is important and go from there. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Quote: Change

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
-Lao Tzu

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Without Words

Friday, January 12, 2018

Phone Photo Friday: 1.12.17

Happy Friday from the county health waiting room. Nobody is ill. Actually everyone seems to have the flu and we realized that we hadn’t yet been vaccinated. So here we are waiting for vaccines (side note: I know vaccines are often made in an egg base, but we have no alternative).  Gotta stay on top of so many things as an adult. Truly seems like each day has something that needs maintaining. 

Anyway, while I am sitting and waiting (girls are glued to the TV) I might as well blog. 

Saturday morning skull pancakes, obviously.

Eric at work on his weekend. He hung all of the art for my show with Meghan Rowswell.

Art on the floor.

Art hanging babe.

Good kids.

Weird kids.

Oh look bunny ears...

Tackling their grandpa.

Snuggling their grandma.

We got back to school this week.

It was actually a welcome return to routine.

No cavities.

Cordelia asked every dental professional in the building if she would need braces. Answer: ?

Volunteering at the shelter.

Bubble action shot.

At the Science Zone.


Little gal who is very into her lewk.

She might as well get used to wearing many hats in this life.


Half birthday ensemble and Peace sign 

Homeschool with Momo.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Half birthday

Yesterday was Elise’s half birthday! As in that kid is 5 1/2! I cannot even believe it!

She really wanted a chocolate cake, but insisted I do a vanilla so that her chocolate hating father could have some too.

She also requested blue and pink.

Cordelia helped decorate the cake. And here she is halfway to a peace sign.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Interview and Updates

Hi! I have some fun tidbits to share! 

First, I was interviewed for the blog Lil’ Masterpieces.

Next, I am part of a group show at Western Wyoming College.

And I have a show opening at Casper College. I will provide a full write up on that soon.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Without Words

Monday, January 8, 2018

Jumping Back In

No rest for the weary right? I spent my Christmas break frantically completing the last few pieces for another show. Eric and I installed this weekend. Major kudos to my husband who got off of work on Friday, helped hang my show for hours on Saturday and Sunday he helped me and Meghan (with whom I am showing) and also had to go to early choir practice and work on Sunday. He went back into work at 7:30 this morning. 

Today the girls and I have resumed homeschool. I am working on commissions this week, and a new semester of online teaching (3 classes) starts, as well as meetings for a Veteran’s class I will teach, and my high school art classes resume too. 

I know that sounds like complaining, but it isn’t. Somehow it all more or less works!  And Eric and I have agreed to take at least one night off each week to simply hang out without art or other responsibilities. 

Anyway, the wind is roaring outside. The homeschool is going well. I am happy to have good work to do.

Hope your day is going well!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Quote: letting go

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.
-Beene Brown

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Hanging the Show

Today we start hanging my latest show of work.

I say “we,” but it is really Eric who does the work. One of the perks of being married to a curator/artist.

We laid out the show while the girls played.

I mean, look at how good these girls are!


Before labels and lighting.

The show will be hung today and tomorrow. My partner in this show arrives today and will install her work tomorrow!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Phone Photo Friday: 1.5.18

Well, brace yourself, there is a storm a comin’. A photo storm from the last week. Thar she blows...

Elise working on a craft project which was a Christmas gift.

She let Cordelia in on the crafting action and these two ladies spend a solid two hours in craft action.

Checking out a Girl Scout exhibit at the library with their grandma, a former scout.


Eric felt crafty this week and made his own Jason mask...

Sweet gal in the sun.

Wearing the wrap her grandma made and giving bunny ears.

Me n Elise.

And more.

Cordelia gave Elise a makeover.

Drawings abandoned.

No explanation needed.

They made a nest.


Playing Farkle with the grandmas.

Our first photo of the new year.

And this one.

Girls with grandparents.

I mean...this photo sums her up pretty well.

Photo booth.

Inspecting the photos.

I am told that Cordelia’s bunny ear hand was restrained by her grandmother.

Holding hands at the Butterfly Pavillion. We drove to Denver to spend a day and see my mother-in-law off after her two week visit.

A happy grandma. We all loved the magical atrium at the Butterfly Pavillion.

Dinner at Watercourse, of course.

We let Elise order her meal.

Me and my mister. Moments before this we had to threaten Cordelia to not give bunny ears.

Eric and his mother.

Sisters fell asleep in the hotel holding hands.

Morning elevator daze.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We spent hours walking through the galleries!

A quick stop for vegan donuts at Beet Box Bakery.

Donuts were consumed and we headed home to Wyoming.

We made it home as the sun was setting. Now we are settling back in after a half a month of company. The visit went very well, but Cordelia is happy to have her room back and we are enjoying the last days of our holiday break.
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