It's the start of another decade. where oh where did this last one go to so fast? Seems like just yesterday I was traveling to death valley to hang with a dozen boys in the middle of no where wondering if the whole Y2K thing was real? We had decided it best to disappear into oblivion in case of computer meltdown. None of us wore a watch and we had no idea when midnight struck. Since that one the rest have all blurred nicely. Crazy dance parties, weird house parties, lonely "when harry met sally" desperate ones, and that last one which got me really good. Anything has to beat that last one, where my tires got slashed, car keyed and hysterically crying on the side of the road. This year I am starting off with a blue moon eclipse, a wedding proposal, a brand new dream house, a magical art space, a fantastic creative job, awesome pals, lovable kitties and happiness piled high. I am hoping all my readers are bracing themselves for the BIG NEW YEAR!! I am imagining the best of the best things for all of you!! XO
Mr. H got me the gift that is gonna keep on giving...A REAL SCANNER/copy machine. If I had a dollar for every person who has told me, "you know what you need, a scanner- with the amount of art and stuff you have- you need to scan them..."
I would be RICH! And now I have ZERO excuses for updating my website, sending images to people from physical photos etc...I really need to investigate that thing that can scan your slides. I have hundreds and hundreds of those things from art school days.
Isn't this view from our bed adorable!? I can't wait til summer when we can eat outside and put lights in the trees. Below is the new "den of slack" boys club game room. Nothing like a puffy leather couch to scream "stay out, ladies beware!"
here's the candlelight setting on the new camera observing our cheese spread
Annakim brought over her sweet wolf puppy Ozma last night. We had a nice dinner chat while the pup slept and the cats curiously crawled around sniffing her out. We decided to introduce georgie boy to his "cuteness" match- he must have been floored by the levels of adorable (and perhaps threatened)
georgie went off to contemplate how he can live in this world with another creature as cute as himself.
Our photo pal Taylor Brittenham came by last week to take our Xmas card picture! We were both straight from work and exhausted (as you can tell from our weary faces!) We had planned on having the cats in our laps for the family photo but alas they were "not" having it. We finally moved everything from the old apartment into our new home and it feels amazing.
the new camera arrived and wow it delivers the best pics. All you have to do is aim at something, press it halfway and it magically recognizes what you are taking a pic of. for example this rose in the backyard: above is the "Boy's Club room" Notice the Man couch that Mr. H bought for his T.V. room? What is it with men and leather? I have to admit it's a comfy couch. Georgie spends most of his time down there in the den of slack.
the new yard is so amazing to me, I can't believe the view from our window
Christmas dinner was sort of a Flintstones Cave meal. We had slow cooked ribs, hot pot crab, cabbage salad, potatoes and organic carrots, and homemade bread pudding! It was a small cozy affair. Mr. H made us all spike egg nog drinks that practically knocked me out. Georgie Boy has been exceptionally cuddle lately. Totally a lap cat. He follows us everywhere and then curls up and naps.
Today Mr. H and I went on a nice hike around the park to try and work off the damage we did last night. To be honest it might take 6 more long hikes to accomplish that.
The blogging will finally commence! Although I broke my camera this past week...I scored a sweet deal on a new camera to replace it. I also realized that I am a photo addict, because this has been the hardest week of my life. So many things I wanted to document or capture. I can't wait to get back to blog life and my new HOLIDAY vacation starts this FRIDAY and lasts til Jan 4th! yahooooo
can't wait to get back into the groove of making things! Load of sleeping in, movie watching, crafts, cookie making... ahhh the good life.
these are the last pictures I took from my old apartment in the Delmore (home since 2000) I happened to notice that you can almost spy my new house from way up there. I have always admired the row of palm trees on the hill and the way the sunsets highlight their beauty. Now I am fortunate to call that same street home. I regret to say that my Leica Camera #2 was in a tragic car door slamming accident. Alas another one bites the dust. So if I plan on blogging during the holidays...I best surrender to purchasing yet another digital camera. When will I learn that cameras are a fragile friend. Never to be shoved in pockets unprotected. Anyway...cherish these last rounds of pics from my faithful friend-mr. Leica 2.
that is some regal kitty huh? MR. Georgie Boy pre- Friday super shave. He now has a serious lions cut (complete with dumb pom pom poodle tail) Largent keeps biting and taunting him for his ridiculous style. I wish I could show you how funny he looks at the moment. He is sitting along side me (like a person) as I watch t.v....with his poof face and furry boots.
I had a magical Thanksgiving celebration with my friends at their new fairy tale story book house. I wish that my camera wasn't broken...because I have so many things I would love to photograph and blog about!! Alas- must figure out a new plan asap
So my good pal David (mr. scheid) has a talented jewelry designer girlfriend and lucky for us...she is having a festive sample sale on my new street! If you are in L.A you should definitely get over here and check out all the goods for gifts. (Of course gifts for yourself silly)
Kathryn also has a website...for those of you who are not blessed to live in the city of palm trees and zero winter. Just kidding folks, I cherish those snow capped holidays from a far. BUY her fab snake ring or magical pendants HERE!!
I LOVE the open hands!!! The sale is TOMORROW here in L.A. or for you far away folks find stuff of hers online. xoxo