Wednesday, July 30, 2008


We had a small ceremony for P-Love on Friday, July 25th just before twilight.

Scott and I let Perry's ashes fly out of the bag together, assuring his ashes how much we love him and miss him. They formed a long line from the water to the shore in a diagonal spray as the wind was coming off the water. I think Perry was watching from the rainbow bridge.

Young Perry at the Island, summer of 2000 or 2001.

Jape built a small fire and Scott doused it with charcoal fluid, then I tried to light it while Suzanne held my beer. It took a piece of Raven's towel to get the fire started, it was so windy. We burned the box Perry had been stored in for the last 8 1/2 months and stared at it until it was ashes, mostly in silence.

The next morning all that was left was a stain on the rock that the fire was on. Perry was brought into the ocean by the tide.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

...and we're back...

What a great vacation. Much relaxation, no pressing responsibilities, and an endless supply of nothingness.

Rusty spent a lot of time doing this...

and this...

and a little of this...

Oops, that was a cattle type animal doing what he does. But Rusty did that, too.

I spent a fair amount of time cooking our meals, chasing after the Rusta Bibble, playing various guitar hero's with Suzanne (our band !+*=AAA rocked so hard!), and we watched the whole first season of Rock of Love (yeah, that's right, Rock of Love.)

Some other highlights included a wonderful tour of our immediate part of the ocean with Suzanne in a small blow up kayak that needed constant bailing (we should have brought a cup)...

We visited the Point Prim Lighthouse and got eaten by mosquitoes so bad that I had to do the slappy shakey run back to the car.

We drove around the southeastern most part of the island and stopped at a winery...the vineyard was beautiful, the wine we got left some taste to the imagination...sorry Rossignol.

and we got totally turned around, but not before we found this most gorgeous out of the way cliff.

...and a pic from the other side...

After the 13 hour drive home (we made great time) it was all worth the drive. Even though the weather didn't cooperate the whole two weeks, PEI is the most gorgeous place I have ever been and I am blessed to be able to go there each and every summer.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

651 miles to go.

It's after 10pm on Thursday night, and I haven't even started packing. Looks like another year of the grab and pack for us. We'll be ready, we always are somehow.

So, as I procrastinate further, please enjoy some photos of last years 3 day trip up to close the cottage.

The cottage in all its glory.

Moooooo Cows.

Hay bales a plenty.

A drive by sunrise.

More cows...

Now, you wonder why I love your paintings so much?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Its almost Island time.

We start the journey up to PEI on either Friday night or Saturday morning, we're still undecided. I have not even started to look through books I want to take or jewelry I want to work on, or even clothes I want to wear. Things somehow work out, as we make this trek every summer and somehow it all works out even if we have forgotten something. Enjoy our backyard!
Suzanne, Jape and Raven are spending the 2 weeks with us this year, as they did in '05 and '06. We will drive up together (in separate cars) with the dogs. This will be Rusty's first time up there, I think he will love the freedom, but I am afraid of him off-leash, so we will just have to feel it out and see how he does. Hopefully we will be able to let him run wild (with eagle-eye supervision) for at least a little while each day. I still haven't totally found out what the code word is to bring him back when he runs, but he has been responding to the whistle very well. So far he always comes to me when I make that whistle noise, but the tests are always in fenced in you never know.

Perry enjoying some water time in August 2002.

Perry loved the water but couldn't swim. He would just run like mad in the low tide, and during high tide he would hug the shore. I miss him so much! He loved the freedom he had up on the island, and I will never forget him.

Perry's long awaited services will be held sometime between July 13 - July 26th. His ashes will be scattered over the cliff and into the ocean when the tide is in. Hopefully not on a very windy day.

RIP my very good friend Perry 1/96-11/07 I love you!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

How patriotic is this little figure?

Handmade by Vintage By Crystal check out her shop!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

JP Artisan Fair

Tomorrow is Thursday...the first Thursday of July...and you know what that means?

It means JP First Thursdays of course.

Please check out the website for all the info on the art and festivities up and down Center/South street.

I will be exhibiting along with my Etsy group BostonHandmade, we will be set up on the lawn of The Curtis Hall Community Center (next to the library) in Jamaica Plain from about 5-8pm.

I hope to see you all there!

Updated my website...sort of.

I know it's late, but I am on vacation!

I have just been trying to update my website to make it look good. I don't think I accomplished this very well. There is still much work to be done. I have gotten to a point where I just have to step back and look and ponder and wait until tomorrow. The colors are still not right. Ghaaaaa!!!! But I am starting to get a "look".

I also updated this blog a little. I guess it is time to put Perry to rest. I loved him so much, he was the greatest, most well behaved dog (at the end), it did take a long time to get him to that point. Maybe there is hope for Rusty afterall.

Please take a look and give me some crappy feedback on my website update. Keep in mind that it is not finished. The colors need to be corrected a bit and some lines are wonky. But I am up for a beating, so have at me!