Saturday, February 26, 2011

still 100% smart

As I continue to take singing lessons...
the ways that I am 100% smart change.



Friday, February 25, 2011


 Today's word that I picked from the fishbowl on my desk 


1. excited or lively  2. fashionable or stylish  3. clever and funny  4. feeling or showing irritation

(Considering today is my birthday, definition #1 is my kind of snappy.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

character choices

Calvin and Chloe spent the morning on our living room couch.  
Where they sit says so much about them.

Chloe is thrilled to have a spot where she can see herself in the mirror.

While Calvin enjoys resting in the warm sunlight.

Monday, February 21, 2011

a bad case of stripes

Isn't this a fantastic cover for a book?  I think the picture is playful and sweet and very easy to relate to.  Because I've had a head cold for over a week, I feel just like this little girl.  To brighten myself up, I decided to wear a striped shirt of my own.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

art battle


Click here to vote for the amazing artwork of Miranda Maxwell.


This is the colorscope of a business man known as the "Match King".
To learn more about this so called "genius and swindler" click here and here.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

singing lessons

I started taking singing lessons!  When I walked into the Hollywood Academy of Music, I noticed I was the only student in the building who was old enough to drive.  I felt a little silly that my 32 year old self was sitting in a tiny chair, waiting with kids who were being dropped off by parents and nannies.

Then I met my teacher Crystal.  She didn't think it was weird that I was an adult who wanted to learn how to sing.  She asked me why I was here and I told her "TO HAVE FUN".  Crystal smiled.  We worked on some breathing exercises.  Hummed a view scales.  And then, I got to tell her about the kind of music I love.  She smiled again and we made a list of songs I'd like to learn.  I am already looking forward to my next lesson.

Hallelujah I Love Him So - Ray Charles
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
Angel From Montgomery - (I particularly love the way Kristen Stewart and Emile Hirsch sing this song in the movie "Into the Wild")
I Think Its Gonna Rain Today - Sidsel Endresen

Friday, February 18, 2011


Today's word that I picked from the fishbowl on my desk


1. a person you love very much

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

on my desk

A beautiful book cover

Tin of Mint Tea

Glass jar filled with animal whistles

Monday, February 14, 2011

rosie flo on valentine's day

This Rosie Flo drawing makes me think of Valentine's Day.  These two little girls came home from school with oodles and oodles of Valentine treats!

Click here to see Rosie Flo, Rosie Flo Continued, and Rosie Flo Part Three.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Today's word that I picked from the fishbowl on my desk


1. to make the soft sound of a dove or pigeon  2. to talk in a soft, quiet and loving way

Friday, February 4, 2011


Today's word that I picked from the fishbowl on my desk


1. a light snowfall  2. a brief period of excitement or activity

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

little book of letter press

On a whim, I bought this book a few days ago.  I am so happy did.  There are oodles of beautiful designs and color combinations.  How can you not love a book whose very first page looks like this: