Thursday, April 30, 2009

A walk through Walpole

Rusty and I took a long walk today through East Walpole, into Walpole and back again. We walked through Bird Park (Francis William Park) and all the way to Plimpton Street. We actually made it almost to Main Street, but I got scared and turned back because Plimpton Street is not a street for walking, I found out. Very narrow, no sidewalk, but what really made me turn back was a super friendly black Chow Chow dog not chained in his unfenced yard who bounded over to say 'hi' while I kept saying 'no' trying to pull Rusty away from him (can't be too careful!). It was a nice day for a walk, very sunny but nice and cool. I did find my dream house on Plimpton Street though (in my dreams).

Bird Park is blooming like crazy, a lovely time to stroll through.

We had a wonderful walk, I googled our route when I got home and we did about a 5 mile loop. Rusty was actually walking almost behind me the last 1/4 mile...he was done! This is what a worn out dog looks like.

Look at those eyes, he is just exhausted!

Julie borrowed my car for tonight, so perhaps I will take Rusty on an even longer walk tomorrow to pick up the car at the Gallery. It's nice to have a worn out dog...especially one that is usually barking at you for attention.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

1000 Markets

1000 markets is a selling venue that is juried and fabulous. There are wonderful things to be seen and bought here, please browse around!

I just found out that I was accepted, and I am so happy! Please check out my shop there, and if you are so inclined, buy something! Haaahhaa!

It's late, they approved me moments ago, so forgive me for my overexcitability, please!

I can't believe that I got in! Yay!!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rusty has a new hobby!

Jape played some agility games with Rusty today while Suzanne and I watched. Apparently Rusty really likes jumping!

Some activities he was not so interested in, particularly the frisbee...

I think he had a fantastic time playing in the backyard with Jape. Rusty came home with his own hula hoop, so we may practice some tomorrow in the backyard.
He liked jumping the stationary rake, too.

Alright, it took over 1 1/2 hours to upload less than 2 minutes of video. Gha!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Old Cemetery

So, yes... I have been amongst the missing, I know it. I apologize to the few readers who have been wondering when and if I would ever post another bit of nonsense, mainly Suzanne and Kim...LOL!

Anyhoo, to celebrate my return, here are some pictures of a cemetery I have recently discovered.

I pulled over and walked around for a bit the other day. It was an incredibly sunny day! I think I need to go exploring more on an overcast day, or when the sun is not so high in the sky.

I would have never even known this cemetery existed had I not decided to change my route because of construction. It's quite lovely, on a hill (although the pictures don't show that well) and very small. I don't even know what the proper name of this cemetery is, but I think it is a non-conjoined part of Sharon Memorial Park.

Just beautiful!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some new shows

I have added some new shows to my list this summer.

Thursday, June 4th
5pm - 9pm
JP First Thursdays
The Lawn at Curtis Hall
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Sunday, June 14th
Boston Handmade at SEOM
10am - 4pm
540 Harrison Ave,
Boston, MA

Thursday, July 2nd
5pm - 9pm
JP First Thursdays
The Lawn at Curtis Hall
20 South Street, Jamaica Plain

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Native American Hand Puppet

I made this hand puppet in 3rd or 4th grade.

This is the only artwork from Elementary school that I was able to keep over the years. My family moved from Los Angeles to Boston in 1978, and we literally packed a suitcase and moved to Grandmas house. We did not 'pack up the house' we were told to only take what was most important to us (if it fit into a suitcase). Somehow, this hand puppet was important to me.

I made her with my own hands, and I have kept her safe now for over 34 years. Her necklace has seen better days, her dress is a bit tattered, and she shows her age with her cracked face, but to me she is beautiful and I am proud that she hasn't fallen apart after all these years.

She is surely not my first art/craft, but she is the oldest one still in my possession. I love her.