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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Bill made this drawing for me. Check out his blog. It's great!
There is a link to the side and here!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Spandex makes the world go 'round.

I wanted to post this drawing too. I made it while we were on the way to the west "coast" of Iowa for the start of RAGBRAI. (The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)
We stopped at a rest area, and there, to my surprise, was a woman already sporting an entire outfit made of spandex with a fanny pack, and smoking a cigarette! I suddenly felt so unprepared for the ride! Who knew I could have worn the spandex in the car!!!!? and why?! why?! no fanny pack?! I kick myself every time I think of it! There's always next year!

Cleaning up.

When I was a child, I had a strange habit of wearing this really ugly brown felt hat when my mom would make me clean my room. It was kind of a ritual. Occasionally, I would put on another kind of hat, accessories, whatever I came across in the cleaning process. By then end, I would be sporting an interesting look, but have fairly clean room in the process. The other day, I was cleaning my apartment and realized that I really haven't changed all that much. By the end of the cleaning spree, I had on this fire red, orange and gray silk scarf that I never wear, earrings that I discovered in a bag, and some charcoal colored eye shadow and red, red lipstick that I had forgotten about. It was a lovely look, really! It just made me remember the felt hat. Also, in making the drawing, I remembered that I had this miniature basketball goal that sat on my garbage can. It was battery operated and would cheer when you successfully got paper in the hoop. I think I could use that kind of positive reinforcement now. Maybe I should get one to put on the clothes hamper in my room now.

Monday, August 25, 2008

back on the drawing train.

Before I left Grinnell, David put in a request for a very specific drawing of him and his horses. I hope it fits the bill!! It was great to get to look through my Grinnell pics to get an idea of how to go about drawing this. I cannot say enough nice things about that place and the people there. 
During the storm, I watched way too much TV. On one of the "news" channel's storm coverage, a man was interviewed who inhabited a house boat. He lost his boat and everything on it.  It was an overall sad story, but he said...." I lost keys, my teeth, my wallet." There was just something so specific about his list. It needed to be drawn in some fashion. 
His name has been changed. :) The boat was really called "Lil" Freedom"

Friday, August 22, 2008


Marie milkin' the butter cow. Marie, everyone knows you can't REALLY milk the butter cow. That is not unless you have butter hands. 
That's right. I'm really excited about the butter cow. What can I say? 


Amy and I with a strangely deformed corn dog. on stick. 

Carlos and butter Shawn Johnson. He's about to pull her pony tail. A little known great pick-up move. 
Carlos vs. The Corn Dog- a battle  not to be missed. 
David on Mariah. I had the chance to ride her on my last day there. It was great. 
Lisa Esposito's beautiful, she was a fantastic cook!

I was looking back through some Iowa pics from the summer and thought I'd post a few that I thought were great. Some are Iowa State Fair pics, and the others are circus highlights. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

My blog posts have been few and far between as of late. The Tiny Circus project I am involved in is a-rollin'. So, check out what I've been up to at the Tiny Circus blog. We are currently working on the History of Rain. Check it out. It is a beautiful endeavor, and I am completely grateful to be a part of this project!!! 

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