September 30, 2011
September 28, 2011
September 27, 2011
AND ... I am getting paid to go.
Yup that's right. I have a shoot for the next three days that takes place IN Disneyland --- AFTERHOURS --- whoop whoop --- partay at Mickey's house!!! Well, actually we will be in Goofy's house but still ---
September 26, 2011
This was 9 days ago ...
The chair was supposed to be ready on Friday but I guess they had to replace a mechanism on the bottom. Now "maybe" it will be ready Wednesday. I'm starting to worry. How will the chair look? Will we ever see it again? Will it be as comfy with it's new look?
In the meantime... while we wait... I figure I would share with you my sketches and final four fabric choices (although the fabric has been picked I will leave the choice for a surprise in the reveal)
September 23, 2011
September 22, 2011
DESIGN 1: "MASCULIN ECLECTIC"
September 21, 2011
September 19, 2011
September 16, 2011
September 15, 2011
(an excerpt from The Life and Times of a New Mommy—as told by the Recent Paterfamilias—per an anecdote related by the New Mommy while on a film set for which she had been propping during the month of August, 2011)
“I sometimes feel bad for the two of them, my daughter and my dog. I mean, he [the Recent Paterfamilias] is fantastic with her, he really is, and with the dog, too, of course, but it’s just that, he’s not…how should I say it…he’s not in possession of endless reserves of patience. I don’t mean to say that I’m the better parent. It’s just that…well…it’s just that I have more patience than he does…with the baby, and with the dog, and with them together. So I feel sorry for the two of them, the baby and the dog. He doesn’t mean to be impatient. It’s only that he...well, I don’t know how to say it without seeming like a bad person…”
[Cut to: the following day on set; the New Mommy is speaking with the same crew members to which she had been speaking the day before during yet another lull in the day’s shooting schedule]
“Remember what I was saying yesterday? About my husband’s whole lack of patience? Well, when I got home this morning [the film was shooting “nights,” and was thusly “night dependent,” which resulted in crew members reaching their respective domiciles sometime after daybreak], I thought I’d do the right thing and run the dog out. He [the R.P.] and the baby were still asleep. I felt bad for the dog as he usually gets the short end of the stick now that the baby’s here, plus, he’s got to deal with [R.P.’s] temper, so I ran him out.
“Well, after five or six minutes outside, I found myself screaming at the damn dog, in public, on the sidewalk, with all these people looking at me, people going to the gym and to work, and then here I am, yelling in a loud voice, ‘You have to stop behaving like a f----ing idiot!’”
“What was he doing?” a camera operator who’d been a part of the conversation asked.
“He was trying to attack a street sweeper.”
“A street sweeper.”
[It would appear that the combination of a human infant, several consecutive long workdays, and a dependably ill-behaved, and willfully disobedient, canine can ultimately exhaust the patience of even the most tolerant soul upon the face of the earth, which, frankly, should cause the remainder of us who find ourselves in this life lacking in such unplumbable reserves of understanding, compassion, and empathy to consider ourselves fortunate that there are others out there who are willing and able to step in and pick up our slack, should we shuffle and stumble and lose what is left of our, admittedly, limited allowances of patience.]
September 13, 2011
September 12, 2011
September 09, 2011
September 08, 2011
September 07, 2011
Ingredients called for:
1 (one) Oriental Rug
1 (one) Healthy Measure of Tropical Meteorological Event
1 (one) Dog
First, take your solid measure of a tropical meteorological event (in this case, the so-called Hurricane Irene) and then add your dog to this mixture. The type of dog which can be used may vary, but for the best results, a member of an historically stubborn and/or temperamental breed will best suffice. The rug called for can be any sort of area rug, although if a more “dramatic” outcome is desired, an expensive rug would prove to be the most successful.
With your tropical weather event in hand, take your temperamental canine that refuses to relieve himself (or herself—gender makes little difference) out of doors in any manner of precipitation, and then add this animal to any domicile in which the rug might comfortably lie.
Eventually and, as has been stated above, dramatically, the recipe will begin to take shape, typically in at least one of several different manifestations.
All recipe results should be expected to culminate differently, as variables differ within each laboratory, but the end results should be almost always nearly the same: surprise, excitement, and then vocal exclamations. This is a simple recipe, for certain, but it is also a reliably effective one for almost any event.
September 06, 2011
September 05, 2011
|photo by: Charlotte Cheshire|
He was a whim of a project, to go with JUMP! my latest print featuring a bear jumping on a trampoline. He is very, "green". He is made entirely out of