Saturday, May 30, 2009

IF - Adapt

She waited for her eyes
to adapt to the darkness.





Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

モレスキナ (mo-re-su-ki-na)

What's in my new and treasured moleskine:




I've been having fun adding to Ces's artwork in the breathtaking moleskine she sent to me.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I am not worthy.


My heart is a hard lump at my throat. I have just received the most delicious goodies from the gift fairy. First, a collection of adorable knick-knacks from Caren at kdottie designs: pink napkins to wipe pink smiles, a baa-baa to add to my collection of rescued sheep, a dainty pink hook to hang my hat, and a gorgeous keyhole that, when unlocked, will lead to someplace mysterious and magical.

And then -- ohhhh, and THEN! I unwrapped layer after layer to reveal the most beautiful treasure! My very first Moleskine, embellished with incredible pen and ink illustrations by Ces, my darling sister-friend with a heart of gold. I was literally floored by her beautiful, astonishing artwork. I don't want to mar it with my doodles, but I promised I would use it. Perhaps, with Ces's permission, I will give you a peek at the drawings over the course of time.

Thank you, Caren and Ces! My cup has runneth over and now sits at the bottom of a sea of happy tears. Dang, somebody throw me a life preserver.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

IF - Parade


We are approaching our final five weeks here in Tokyo, and I find myself mentally cataloging all the things I will miss about this wonderful country. One thing, surely, will be the sight of little Japanese schoolchildren on their way to school or on field trips in their adorable uniforms. The sight of brightly colored hats bobbing up and down in a wobbly line like a parade never fails to hypnotize me with delight.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bo

This is Bo. No wonder her sheep keep running away.

I went to the rodeo once in Cody, Wyoming. What an experience! Thrilling and nail-biting exciting and painful to watch all at the same time. Little boys as young as eight or so even competed on bucking sheep. Yikes!

Adorable dough sheep courtesy of Carolyn from Draffin Bears. Thanks, Carolyn!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whoa

Peter Donnelly, Sand Dancer and inspiration. What I wouldn't give to watch this man at work and absorb his passion, his energy.

"It's not 'perform for money,' it's not 'perform for an audience.' It's 'perform for yourself', a potential audience..... But it's really for my own wholeness."

Enjoy.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flower Girls Project: Nos. 11 & 12 of 12

Finished! Yaaaaaaaaa!
おわりました!


And Emilia found where the wild roses grew.


Miss Linda and Miss Yoshie, we love you. We do!



Thank you for keeping me company on this mission and for all your encouragement to keep plodding through it. And only one casualty to report. Not bad, not bad at all.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tokyo Safari - Roppongi Hills

The girl in the taco plant was beginning to reek, so I decided to give you a change of scenery while I clean up the mess. These are a few photos of Roppongi Hills during a recent outdoor art exhibit. Actually, the only thing on exhibit when I went was that giant metal space baby.