Archive for August, 2013

Before and After

Monday, August 26th, 2013



Found this table while thrifting, score!

Life in Ojai

Monday, August 19th, 2013

We had dinner with some new friends who live in Ojai. I met Harry Mattull at the jury meeting for the new OVA gallery. Harry is a wonderful and prolific artist: . His wife Christie prepared such a delicious meal of sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts and shrimp kabobs. We ate outside in the back yard and they set up this charming setting: mattull

Harry collects antiques and the dinnerware was beautiful green glass. It was pretty and pleasant outside.

Friday J noticed something flapping around in the pool.
bird a sweet little baby bird. birdie

We set it down, went to do some errands and when we came back it was gone. Hopefully it was just getting its legs and flew away. Baby birds are so vulnerable where we live, between cats and crows, hawks and blue birds many don’t make it but we did not see and signs of attack.

And here is a pic of the neighbor’s new llamas! They are funny creatures! While we were there one of them spit on the Emu for touching him! ha aren’t they cuties!


white llama

Barbie Redux

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Feeling excited about having some Barbie Redux workshops in November at OVA to co-inside with the Ojai Arts Festival which has a theme about recycling stuff to turn into art. Its called “DiscARTed” and Up-cycled Barbie will fit right in 😀

barbie redux

This Barbie doll available now at OVA gallery

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Available through OVA


Princess Pugliese Sassafras

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

My shadow

Ms. Princess Pugliese Sassafras at my feet, her big bulgy eyes reflecting. I love my faithful little fur girl! She brings such a wonderful richness to my life. How lucky I am.