Thursday, September 26, 2013

Untitled 248

Untitled 248.  Pastel.  9" x 12."  Purchase information: jala[at]


Fennec: [Why yes, as a matter of fact my head is perfectly comfortable. Why do you ask?]

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Untitled 247

Untitled 247.  Pastel on Wallis.  9" x 12".  
Purchase information: jala [at]

 Rumi spends a lot of time in his own little Rumi world...  Which is part of the reason I wanted to name him that.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Untitled 246

Untitled 246, approx. 9" x 12", pastel on Wallis.  Please email for purchase information:
jala [at]

Yes, I am finally painting again! And it feels so good! Frustrating, of course--but it's that artistically satisfying frustration of image-midwifery. Things struggle mightily to be born.
 Have to pack in the cats in size order in order to fit everyone on the couch.

World's best buddies.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Great Flood of 2013

I'm sure most of you reading this heard about the massive flooding along the Front Range here in Colorado. FEMA is even here, and people are still being airlifted out of several towns and cities whose bridges collapsed. Boulder was hit pretty hard in town, but much worse in the mountains, and really bad in places like Lyons, Jamestown, and Longmont.

A lot of places are still closed and will be for the foreseeable future, some people still unaccounted for, and pretty much every basement in every city along the Front Range has turned into an impromptu aquarium. It was really astounding. It basically rained hard for four or five days virtually without stopping. All the creeks, sewers, streets, rivers, some dams, just became overwhelmed from the sheer quantity of water.

I and my animolecules are fine. Just some water damage in my apartment, and I still haven't been able to get some of my medication because the low-income clinic shut down four days ago.

I (and hundreds of other people) went down to the Boulder creek/public library area a couple of days after the peak flooding, to check out the aftermath. 

These shoes cracked me up. Don't they look like a bronze sculpture?


Some animolecules are smart and wanted to avoid the mere mention of rain...

 ...but of course if you have a retriever, they'll drag you out in rain, flood, hail, blizzard...

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Gadjo and Rumi, Rumi and Gadjo


Spirea. The bees really love these flowers.

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Monday, September 2, 2013


Just...cuteness. That is all.

I love his little fanglet.

Freshly mown grass and shadows at the dog park.

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