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Monday, October 29, 2007
This is Felix and me. I received a riding arena for my birthday (in JULY). Oh sure, most people would go to Europe or the Bahamas or something but I wanted to ride around in circles. I honestly couldn't be happier. Money does buy happiness. I have proof:

felix and shano

I had to run circles around and around my husband for the delay flash to work on the camera.

felix and shano 2

For anybody that knows anything about riding, this photo is going to drive most of you nuts. I don't have him collected up on the bit and my equitation seat is half dressage, half Western, half half-ass, but the sand is really deep in this area and he breaks into trot so I had to give him his head (excuses, excuses). For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about that's okay. Click on the larger image and see how cool it is that my left arm is sticking out of my abdomen. Rad, huh?

It's not all about art. Horses (and sparkly pretties) are my life blood and inspiration.
Friday, October 26, 2007
October Art STUFF
New Paintings * New Prints * Charity Events * Galleries

2 New Paintings are in Gallery in the Loft - Camano Island, WA

Musical Mermaid and Femme et Bicyclette

You can also find purses, necklaces, prints, checkbook covers and more at Blooming Hearts Gallery in Snohomish, WA

New Prints

There are THIRTEEN new prints available at

To view the entire collection start at the NEWS link at

Charity - PAWSLA
Want to mingle with celebrities in Hollywood? Shano has two pieces up for auction at the PAWSLA Pet Art 9 on November 4TH. Ana Ortiz of the hit show Ugly Betty is celebrity host.

Original Art
To view ALL the NEW original art paintings:
Sunday, October 14, 2007
New Stuff - October 2007
I simply cannot believe how fast time has been flying by lately. It seems as though I have a few million fingers in a zillion different pots. Unfortunately for me, I was only born with ten digits. I suppose I could use my toes, but nobody really wants to envision that, do they? I'm really not THAT flexible anyway contrary to those spiteful bathroom writings in the stalls at Denny's.

So what is new with art? Well, my art is in a few more shops, another local gallery, and have a couple more shows coming up. Next week will be the AAUW show at:

The Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center
27108 102nd Ave NW
Stanwood, WA

I will be in attendance at the Patron’s Party if you want to shell out $15, drink wine, and schmooze with me and other artist folk: Friday, October 19, 6:00-9:00pm

or the bargain venues in which I won't be in attendance for:

Free Art Show: Saturday, October 20, 10:00am-5:00pm

Free Art Show: Sunday, October 21, 11am – 5pm

And just a teaser, a sneak peek if you will, at one of the newest pieces which will be in attendance:
"Warmbloods (Grey)"

And the best part? A huge chunk of the proceeds goes to charity! Hurray! What the charity is for I can't really remember (or perhaps never knew. Shhh. I like to think of myself as a brilliant philanthropist), but I'm sure it is for a VERY good cause. Charity is always very, very good. What I do know for sure is that it is always packed full of people and the food there is extraordinarily yummy.

*Edited to add: The American Association of University (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

(I think they should have started with me.)

PS. I no longer have VONAGE. After a few years of complaining of how they sucked donkey wangs, I FINALLY did something about it. Yeah. Thought you'd be glad to hear it.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Illustration Friday "Open"
Wow. It has been forever and a day since I have posted an Illustration Friday submission, or even posted ANYTHING for that matter. So here goes it. Did I mention their having a contest? How exciting is that? Be a dear and vote for mine, okay? I'll be your best friend.

Hot Wax
The door is OPEN. Come on in!