Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mission Viejo Readers Festival

Bob Singer talks about the Readers Festival.

If you are looking for something fun to do this Saturday from ten to five, and just happen to live in Orange County, California, come to the Mission Viejo Library Readers Festival.

My artist group, Studio Five will be there doing free drawings for kids and I'll also be showing how to make paper toys like these cute accordion folders and mini popups. I hope that you stop by our booth and say hello, make a toy and get a free drawing.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Whimsy Pixins

The wonderhub was fixing a laptop after dinner last night and so we sat around drinking tea and solving all the world's problems. I cut my way through a pile of paper, trying out some new ideas. I folded a piece of paper in half and cut out these little pixins and then colored them up. 

They don't really have a story about them yet. Perhaps you could come up with one.

Make toys! Play more!


When marrying, ask yourself this question: 
Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age?
Everything else in marriage is transitory.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yeast Crackers

Inspired as always by the awesome Celia over at I decided to try some yeast crackers. I found this "Bread in Five Minutes a Day" recipe and decided to try it.

I didn't dock the crackers so some of them puffed up into little pillows.... still delicious. I have half the dough left so I'll be tempted to try these again tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


So school has started and change is in the air. I hadn't had a haircut in forever so I skip over to the new place on the corner and say, "Go to town, whatever you think, you're the boss." So the gal cuts off two thirds of my hair and here I am, slightly panicked and feeling like not entirely like myself.


I'm a big woman. I need big hair.
Aretha Franklin


The difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is about two weeks.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Pond

The Wonderhub redid our fish pond this summer. We have four koi and two gold fish. It is the most relaxing place in the world. I'm hoping to make time to sketch the lily pads more. 

What do you do to relax? 


There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross