Saturday, August 28, 2010

No Worse for Wear

Meet Mr. Bali Hai...
my birthday gift from my bro Joe.
Mr. Bali Hai belonged to my grandparents. They got him some wild night visiting my parents in San Diego in the 60's. Those people loved to laugh. I wish I coulda' been there. But that's okay, I have the mug now.
Mr. Bali Hai's roomed with my bro for years now... all through Joe's college party years... He's a little chipped, his paint's peeling off in spots, but man, the parties he's seen! Now he's been bequeathed to me. What an honor.
Some days I feel a little like Mr. Bali Hai, chipped paint an all... but man the fun times! ;-)

So as the summer fades away, and as I put luau kitsch into the attic to wait for next summer... I get a little philosophical and reflect on what makes us need vacation so much. Well I heard a great interview with Terry Gross this week on Fresh Air called Digital Overload, somewhat on this subject. Basically a reporter had done an article on technology and how it affects our brains... the gist? we need vacations... really! Seriously! our brains need time to process all the data we give them. So even if I couldn't take a real vacation (yet again this year), I can take mental ones.
And I do!
I take them any time I can get them.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hampton VA 2011

Yay! I will be teaching At Art & Soul in Hampton Va next year! FINALLY! Check out these two classes:

Amulet for Peace:

House of Mojo!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hot! Hot! Hot!

um, yeah..... it was 113 and 60% humidity the day I took this picture in Phoenix. (I double checked online because I couldn't believe it!)I lounged by the pool in the shade of an umbrella. Only coming out to dip in the pool!

This was dawn the next morning from my room on the 6th floor.Unfortunately because I was so busy and alternately exhausted that was about all I saw of Phoenix! well except the evil Walmart....
yep, had to.... walked down there to pick up supplies.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought for the Day

"I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane." -Abraham Maslow

This made me laugh outloud!
I have been at the computer since 9:30 this morning....
it is now getting dark, 7:30pm.
Typing, copy/pasting, emailing, bank account balancing, proofreading, fixing, tweaking...
I think I shall stop, my body cannot take this anymore!
and people wonder why I have trouble finding time to make things!
And I missed such a gorgeous day. It'll all be worth it soon! very soon!