Ta Da!!!

In a recent post on Jason Mraz’s blog, he mention’s a friend who instead of having a to-do list, has a Ta-Da list!

Love that…. and I’m adopting it.

He also suggests substituting the words “I have to…” with  “I get to…” . Another wonderful idea.


On my “Ta-Da”  list today:

I get to Make Beads!!

I get to organise and clean my dining room!

I get to go to Salvation Army and drop off stuff I don’t need so someone else gets to have some cool new stuff!

AND finally,

I get to head to the supermarket and pick up the makings for something fabulous that I get to eat!!

Life continues to be so good!!!




Pot Luck

My dad says…

“Came upon this site of friend Jack Troy, with whom I spent a wonderful afternoon in 2003 at Robert Frost’s cabin in Ripton, Vermont. We drank sherry and read poetry to one another. “

Here’s the link:


As I was trolling around on the site, I came upon this wonderful assignment he had given

his students….


I’ll wait here while you read it.  🙂

Go on…..

Isn’t that just the best?!?!

I would have loved that class. Talk about getting out of your comfort zone!

When I was in high school in NYC, I had a wonderful design teacher named Richard White who gave us an assignment:

“Make an Expanded Cube”.

That was it.

No more explanation was forthcoming.

The more we asked,  the more he would smile mysteriously. I never forgot it. In the end, the variety of vision and creative problem solving was extraordinary. Not one project was the same. Some were painted. some were constructed… and many different materials were used.  Some were silly, some were beautiful and some were surreal.

I’m happy to have another place to inspire me when I get stuck…. spellbound…. with a big question mark in front of a  Blank Canvas. I’ll just pop over to Jack Troy’s assignments page and pick one.

Thank You Dad!

The Good, The Bad, and The WTF?


Where did he come from? I knew there were sneaky things happening in the kiln last night when I was sleeping.

It’s the weirdest thing…. I used to make drawings like that when I was little. People with unusually huge jaw structures ….lol…and here they are again. Well, I suppose with all the goofy stuff I was playing with yesterday, my inner child wanted desperately to play too, and she did. Actually, I just ran across a bunch of art that my mom saved from when I was little… It would be fun to scan and post it ….maybe later on 🙂

More bits n’ pieces today… I feel like Frankenstein. I made a hollow bird body with wings, and I’ve been switching heads around on it …..What do you think?


or maybe……


On a less freaky note, I like the new feet on my birds… they’re working out well. Not only are they stronger, but I like the way the huge feet look on them.




One of my favorite writers ….

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with their imagination.”

— Robert Fulghum

See more of Robert Fulghum here.