Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Toy Chest Dog

So, before Mason I'd never had a small dog. The smallest dog I ever had was a completely insane Border Collie (my family had him for about a year, in which time he managed to, literally, steal things from us and hide them in deep graves in the backyard, nip the heels of the German Shepherds he shared the home with, and take a flying leap from our second story... and yet, that's not what ended his time with our family. This dog actually DID have to go live on a farm). Before Mason, I was a Shepherd girl, born and bred; if the dog wasn't at least 70 pounds, it wasn't a dog. But then, we lost our dear Shiloh, and while we knew we needed a new dog around the house ( i needed the smell & sound of a dog immediately), i also knew i couldn't handle having another shepherd that soon.

So we chose Mason. The tiniest thing i'd ever adopted, named or tried to find a harness to fit.
Some days I forget how small he really is (since he's more than twice the size he was when we first got him)... but every time i forget, Mason reminds me... by climbing into spaces not actually meant for him.

Like, for example, this:

As i was setting up the new shelves in "Mason's Area" of the kitchen, i wondered aloud how long it would be before he climbed in with his toys, ET style. It was about 30 minutes, for anyone who had a pool going.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mural Dedication... sneak peek

Lots to do today, and no time to write a post thorough enough to do justice to the amazingness that was yesterday, but i'll give you a little teaser, in the form of someone else's blog.

once i check a few more things off my to-do list, I'll whip up a real grade A article for you all!

around the studio...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just a little more about the Apron...

This just in! Apparently it was $1200, not $1000 (even better, no?)
And here are some pics just sent over from the Office of Promotion & the Arts of the apron WITH the mayor's signature.

(lovely woman modeling is not the mayor, but lovely nonetheless).

I am perfectly balanced...

... well, at least on the Wii Fit, I am perfectly balanced. Now to bring that into my actual life on a more regular basis, right?

Today's a good day.
AND tomorrow is the mural dedication! Hope to see you all there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

... ooh, more on Apron Gate

some googling just provided me with these nuggets of info:

"Celebrities who are donating their designed aprons include Ms. O’Brien herself, Camille
and Bill Cosby, John Waters, syndicated comic strip artist, Rick Detorie (“One Big Happy”), Mayor Sheila
Dixon, Congressman Elijah Cummings and others

(which means i out sold all of THEM too!)

I got this sweet shout out, thanks to the watchful eye of the lovely Whitney Sherman.

"Why an Apron", many have asked... well, here's why.

Here's the program from the Auction, in case you have ever wondered what goes down at a big ticket party.

around the studio

its fun living here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dedication for the Park Heights Mural!

Join us for the dedication of the Park Heights mural, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sinai's involvement in the community.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 2pm
Corner of Park Heights and Boarman Avenue

Hope to see you there!