Saturday, August 15, 2009


I got this stroller at a consignment shop a couple of months ago and have been meaning to redo the seat. It was a hideous pattern of pink teddy bears. I think Violet thought she got a new stroller when I brought it back upstairs after having worked on it this afternoon.

Now her babies no longer have to be embarrassed of their ride.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Violet really likes touch and feel books. I just found touch and feel flashcards from DK.
There are four different sets. Animals, shapes and colors, numbers, and first words. Violet is really enjoying them. We opened our first pack last night and a new one tonight. We'll open the rest over the next two days. What I like most about them is that they are photos of objects and not drawings. Violet loves the fact that she can carry them around or lay them out all over the floor.
We opened the Animal pack last night. She is clearly saying eyes now and points to all the animals eyes while saying 'eyes'. She then points to the noses, mouths and ears. She also likes to jab her fingers in my eyes while saying eyes. Let's hope she doesn't try to jab her finger in my nose while saying nose.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I quickly finished this bird for Art Unleashed. This is an art auction that benefits the Humane Society for the Greater Kansas City area. I think this is my sixth year donating work. This is a great event that raises money for the Humane society and keeps it going year after year to help improve the lives of dogs and cats with their no-kill shelter. You can read more about it on their web site.
I've done these birds before and they're always a big hit. Though you can't tell in this photo, I made him bigger than the ones in the past. His head measures about 8" across and his body stands about 12 1/2" tall. He's also on a pretty tall stand. So in total, with stand, he measures 29 1/2" tall.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Found something else Violet loves. Donuts! So foods she'll eat ice cream and donuts. Foods she won't eat...everything else. ugh!