Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Untitled 86


Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 2.5" x 3.5".

Things have been crazy busy getting ready for the local launch party for SLOWCOLOR, our new business. If you're in Boulder this Friday, please join us!

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A flying Hanuman...as rearview-mirror accessory.


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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Strata series to date

Several people have expressed an interest in seeing the Strata series all together. This is up to date, missing a couple of them perhaps. Blogger's photo editor was acting rather glitchy; this is the best I could do. And relative sizes are not true to life. Hope you enjoy the virtual exhibition.










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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Untitled 85



Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 3" x 3".

Several of you have kindly let me know that my main email address and my website are down. Thank you. The Husband is in charge of that stuff and he said he will look into it.

Blog comments are being saved on blogger, still. I am periodically going in and "manually" moderating them, so keep commenting, please.
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I have started teaching The Husband to play guitar. (I play at about an intermediate level, self-taught.) We quickly discovered that our deaf Rumi can feel/sense the vibrations of the strings, and he is completely fascinated.

(In the video I suggest that Rumi hook up with cute Nora, the piano-playing cat.)


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Gadjo: [I just love this big headless white lump they call Rumi.]


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In Jaipur, India.


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Friday, March 25, 2011

Untitled 84


Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 2.5" x 2.5".

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Recently spotted on the dryer, lulled by the warmth and motion. (Grainy iPhone pic.)

Rumi looks so angelic when asleep... but he's such a terror when awake. He is into everything, all the time. Today he got up onto the highest shelf in the house and gleefully flung everything off of it, item by item. One of these items was a glass jar that holds dog treats. It shattered and Gadjo went running to investigate. By the time I got there to clean up, I found Gadjo picking through broken glass to nab a piece of dried bison.



The Husband bought Gadjo some fish flakes (100% dried bonito) as a treat. We expected Gadjo to sit politely while the container was opened, sniff at it, and finally take a delicate, kitten-sized bite.

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In India. Block-printing class for high school girls at the government weavers' center.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Untitled 83


Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 2.5" x 5.5.

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Miss Lemon was recently employed in the task of determining whether there was any substance to the claim of the two-headed kitty:



It must be true. She looks surprised.

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In India, at the dyers'.


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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Untitled 82


Pastel on Sennelier LaCarte, approx. 2.5" x 8".

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Givin' the attitude when being squeezed by a human.
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In India.


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vantage point


It started out innocuously enough. Rumi was hanging out on the windowsill, watching the squirrels. Gadjo decided he needed to do the same. But being smaller, he had to stand on a stack of DVDs on his hind legs, and on Rumi's shoulders with his front legs, to see better. Then he decided he needed an even better vantage point...

(Think of this series of photos as one of those old-fashioned flip books.)






(His perfect, tubular little body and tail arc in photo 4 just kill me.)



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