Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WAR PAINT and rediculousness in one.

Hidee ho, good neighbors.

When last we spoke, I mentioned something about getting local vets photographed for a book about vets with tattoos.
The photographer is the AWESOME Kyle Cassidy and the book is WAR PAINT.

I have a friend who is on the officers board at the American Legion here and she has been instrumental in helping me locate veterans, and secure a visitor's pass for Kyle.

But tonight, she sends me this text:

The hall is booked on the 8th. It's actually the annual Elvis birthday bash! Lol! At least I know there will be bodies there! Lol!

(wait...there's more...)

Great elvis impersonator booked to preform!

You still there?

I don't....
I can't.....
There are no words for the absurdity.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

once again

i have been smacked in the face with the cold wet fish of ignorance.

it is possible that i do not know HOW to cook for vegans.

this is a startling, troublesome revelation.

Vegetarians, you guys are easy.
After my brother declared his flesh-free lifestyle, I issued myself a challenge: meat only once a day. (HEY BACON!)
Once that became easy-peasy, I limited meat to 3 days a week. And discovered that was easy too.
Now I am down to once a week, although I still cook it lots--I am surrounded by carnivores.

I have found this transition easier to bear because I LOVE CHEESE. Love it so much that I may very well forgo passing off this mortal coil if there is no cheese in the afterlife.

But vegans don't eat cheese! it all beans all the time? That seems ridiculous & mundane.
TVP? expensive for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.
Do you guys just take A LOT of vitamins?

Fill me in here, I know nothing.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

T'was the month of December...

I went a little overboard/ambitious/crazy.

I cleaned up the studio & decided to re-organize.

I placed my fabrics where I could see them, arranged chromatically.

I thumbed through back issues of arts and crafts magazines.

I decided to have a handmade holiday*.

I have been measuring, cutting, sewing, stuffing....

I went to the fabric store and brought home MORE FABRIC.

And in a week's time, I am going to lay across the floor and photograph all I have created, before rushing madly to the post office.