Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Perfect Day?

Greetings -
It's another perfect day in late May. Lupines blooming, bees checking out their blossoms, blue sky, green grass, light breeze, warmish not hot. Will need to remember this sort of thing in the midst of January 2011.
We are heading downtown to check on doings on Stillwater, MN's Main Street. A ribs cook-off is going on as I type --- eeek! I'm missing out on ribs!
Tomorrow holds The Stillwater Marathon and other races. Part of the route passes close to home so we may go out and cheer on the running folk.
The art fair season is shaping up. No Lake Genevea, WI spot for us this year, but we will be at many of our usual events. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones! We will get the schedule on our website:

I've been working on some Graduation card designs. Late, of course, but in time for next year. And now a few more moose are sticking their noses into cards and magnets. They are both fun to draw and hard to draw. And with luck they will find fans among the bear customers.

Glad to hear that black bears Lily and Hope were re-united up in Ely. That luck does not happen every time cubs and moms get separated. And most wild bears'doings don't turn into international news.

Wishing everyone a safe and thoughtful Memorial Day weekend.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pink Puppy

Welcome -
Introducing our dear Pink Puppy - ceramic planter found in the basement of St. Paul, MN's Sophie Joe's shop. And one of the best five dollars I've ever spent.

Our pup is wearing a set of bunny ears custom-made by daughter Tara for twins, Clara and Evelyn. I don't know what he's seeing or thinking. Aliens? Bad master? Bad puppy, bad bad puppy?

But he's such a perfect pup. Sits, stays, has useful void in back. Looks like lots of us feel. Impending Doom, anyone?

Anyway, he lightens our days and has a home here for as long as he likes. Depending on what the aliens decide.....


Saturday, May 15, 2010

A New Day

Greetings -
Getting ready to hit the garage-sale trail again. The Grand Adventure! Yesterday held a stash of old mapbooks and almanacs sorts. One illustration from 1890 detailed the national debt of countrys around the world. Our per capita amount - a little over $42.00 each.... Ya, I know...that was lots of money back then. But it was doable, in the potential paying-it-off way. Oh well. this too shall change?
The niftiest thing found , and I didn't find it, was a ceramic bear fetish, with a lovely fish around it's neck. Good Auntie Linda, Todd's sister, bought it for a nickel, and gave it to me when we met up at a sale. Thank you Linda! It's a keeper. I found an old discarded library book, a diary of Laura Ingalls Wilder'a travels from the Dakotas to Missouri in the late 1800's. Travel is easier now - wow.
Linda loves Laura so will get the book.

The pastel bears are being ignored in favor of Sharper Marker bears that can be done in coffeeshops. A beauty-parlor sort climbed her way out of the pen on Wednesday. She's an impatient go-getter but right now is stuck under that hot-air hood.

On to our day!