Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So I've decided to take a blogging hiatus because our laptop died and posting via Tablet last week was incredibly frustrating. I had to use a Blogger app and Blogger in my browser and the browser on Matt ’s Tablet because of functionality issues. It was a big headache. Be sure to subscribe so you'll know when I start posting again. Meanwhile, you can follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Q: What Do These Songs Have In Common?

A: They both reference Back To The Future’s Delorian time machine. BttF is one of my fave childhood trilogies besides Indiana Jones and Star Wars. (select the text above with your mouse to read it)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yours, Mine and Ours

Henry has my red hair but Matt’s hairline, Matt’s bright blue eyes and his exact ears , my round cheeks and strong chin, Matt’s tiny nipples, my muscular back, a miniature version of Matt’s bottom, and my long finger-like toes.
He loves to smile, play peek-a-boo, be outside in his stroller, wrap or riding in a car. He plays with rattles, ribbon, burp cloths and his own hands. He listens intently when read to, falls asleep to classical music, and quiets down when fussy to silly songs. He holds up his head and shoulders, licks sometimes when kissed or held with his mouth against a hand our arm.
Amazing how someone so small can change your whole world.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Seen Around Midtown: New Westport Murals

I know I was supposed to post yesterday but I was hella busy so here it is now...

Two Westport businesses recently repainted their murals: It's A Beautiful Day and AKKA Karate. I love the new bright paintings. So cheerful!

Painted by the owner/employees

 Nothing new about the shop front - I just wanted to share it since it's so colorful.


Painted by D. Ross AKA scribe

Related posts:
Seen Around Midtown: Strange Street Art
Westport Courtyard: Now and Then
Seen Around Midtown: Graffiti

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All Star Chalk Drawing

Here's the picture I drew last week:

Fireworks are FUN to draw!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

All-Star Chalk Drawing Today & Tomorrow

For the third time ever, Kansas City is hosting to the MLB All-Star Game (7/10/12). I haven't been a fan of baseball since George Brett played for the Royals, but I do like making chalk drawings, so I'll be part of a team of local artists creating baseball-themed drawings in the Crossroads on 19th between Baltimore and Wyandotte. We'll be drawing these today and tomorrow from 10 AM -5 PM in preparation for the Crossroads block party - one of the many many events KC is putting on as part of All-Star week. (You can see a list of events here.)

I'll be using this photograph as my drawing guide:

Should be fun!

If you're in the Crossroads during the next couple days, or if you make it to the block party Friday, 5-11 PM be sure to check out the art!

Related posts:
Event Pics: 2011 Chalk & Walk Festival
Event Pics: Chalk Walk in the Historic Northeast (2012)
Halloween High Jinks

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

May & Matt's 5th Anniversary

Underneath interactive piece Halo #2 by Dylan Mortimer

This week Matt and I are celebrating 5 years together. It's been tumultuous, snuggly, strange and exciting, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm so glad that we met 11 years ago, became friends and finally ended up together though I'd lost hope of that ever happening.

My life would be completely different without him. For instance, I would've never chosen to reproduce with anyone else. And Henry is just super awesome. Hooray for family, love and belonging!

Related posts: 
Henry's Homecoming
May & Matt Tie the Knot (Pics)
Our Fourth Anniversary