Archive for February, 2019

~high tailing~

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Startled (by) a few white-tailed neighbors, while crunching from studio to kitchen though the icy twilight.

~la belle et la bête~

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

A decade ago, when we lived in Switzerland and travelled to neighboring countries on the endless Catholic holidays (sounds glam, and was, tho very champagne taste/youth hostel budget), I discovered these door knockers seemingly everywhere. Hanging languid and bewitching along cobblestoned back streets, they reminded us of Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast. Here is […]

~afternoon coffee in a snow globe~

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

  Alfonso braves the fluffy flakes, main street, our house, my faux fur.

~janitor of lunacy~

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Lady of the evening conjures Nico’s Janitor of Lunacy, flanked by her canvases and draped in Westwood. Lil’ Dorian Gray. Linda Montano rises from the dead to ask, did you get my postcard? A night at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA).

~amaryllis~

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

During six years of performing arts school, I was always cast in the character role (Mad Hatter, understudy for Alice, etc), when I longed for the boring lead. In our 5th grade production of The Music Man, I played the mayor’s wife, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, who learns to throw off Iowan provincialism and honor her […]

~we had faces~

Monday, February 4th, 2019

This jumping spider is known to make sudden, swift appearances, dangling eye-level from the tall ceiling while glamorously backlit by afternoon sun. Today my studio mate dropped by (onto my keyboard, drama queen) and lingered a while, formally introducing herself. Meet Platycryptus undatus, or as she prefers, Tallulah Fanghead.

~eisblumen~

Friday, February 1st, 2019

(ice flowers)

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