I’ve been working on this on and off for months.

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Some Volta

“My hairless, toothless baby snail has slid

to where the overflows of winter sway

which springtime sun has melted fast away.

She knows a dolphin friend who might have hid

at least my sweety said she did.

Remember where her little steps would stray,

was powered forward purely by dismay.

I rushed to find her lest My God forbid….”

Oh cease your mad desire for fickle praise!

Um, let’s just say that you um, ain’t no Yeats.

Is your attempt at rhyme a feeble phase?

Because annoying bleats are far from feats.

Have pity please on us and start a blaze

of fire wherein to fling offending sheets!


The two sleeping are from life. The others from videos I took.




MENADRAWING001 (2) We were all out doing errands. While my husband was in the store I sat in the car while both babies slept.


Kill Low Self Esteem AND Vanity in One Fell Swoop.

I used to pick up how to books and endlessly look at the pictures. Before actually reading one actual word, I would be inspired to copy the project-a hodgepodge, half finished waste of time and materials. It was knitting that broke the long chain of crochet…chains that never amounted to anything more than nooses upon which to hang half hearted attempts. Sometimes tinkering yields treasures but most often it just takes the edge off of our desire to create practical and complete things.

So what is the solution? Learn to do something that absolutely requires a manual! A person can kind of guess a recipe or feather wreath but you cannot thread a sewing macine by mere human will. I personally, had to stop being lazy, flighty and know it all. Do not be surprised if your face gets red and the how to book buckles from drops of tears and sweat, I know not what.

And take a shower, you are going to need it!

tmi, Brigid, tmi.


IMG_3068Crafts. I like them. Now that I am a mom and homemaker (gag) crafts are just more practical.


I am over halfway through my Anno Davinci. It is time to cram since I am behind. Looking over the original plan from last September, I am going to think about the following things.

1) Some relief or sculpture copies are still needed. Providentially, I just bought an all white statue.

2) I will not do a whole separate section of one object from different angles. I will just apply this exercise to the other subjects left like with the drapery.

3) Get going with the objects in motion, my kids.

4) Be brave with the memory drawings.

5) Have fun with the imagination stretching exercises.

6) Some grotesquery is sorely needed.

7) Forget about estimating distances and proportions at least on this blog. Why would you guys care about how technically accurate I am? It would probably just make you guys envious anyways.

Secondhand Sewing Scrap

I found this in a bag of miscellaneous fabric from the best store ever.


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