Friday, February 23, 2018

The sick house

I've been sick for nearly three weeks. I wanted to pretend it was just a cold, but now I think it may be the flu.

Last weekend Phoebe had two caricature jobs for 2 nights in a row. then she had an overnight with her youth group. Then, she came home sicker than I'd seen her in a long time. I brought her to the clinic and the physician jumped up and put on a mask before she finished greeting us.

Anyway, she tested positive for strep and is on antibiotics, and now Mike was up all night vomiting! At least Naomi seems fine....

Having our new cat be missing was getting everyone down, so we wound up adopting this little kitten. His name is Gigi.

He's only 6 months old and is a ball of energy. We're so paranoid now about disappearing cats that we put a bell on him, so he jingles his way around the house all day and night.

He chases Oscar's tail a lot, so even though he's five times his size, Oscar is afraid of him (silly dog).

Hopefully these colds will pass soon. Have a great weekend to all my friends!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Phoebe's application and another vanishing cat

This week my high schooler, Phoebe finished a project she's been working on all year. It's a self portrait for her application to the Oxbow school.

I'm just floored by how beautiful it looks all together. She eliminated something like 20 other images that were nearly as great.  Oxbow is a visual arts boarding school in the mountains near San Francisco, where students attend for 1 semester of high school. They offer many scholarships and hopefully Phoebe will be so lucky. Either way I'm really proud of all the work she did!

In other, sadder news our new cat, Rorschach, has vanished. He must have gotten outside. We've been searching and posting signs, but no luck. It's been pretty disheartening. I also have a lovely head cold, which is making things a bit on the miserable side.

I do have some good news though. Right now I'm making some monster masks for Sean Penn's new show on Hulu. Pretty exciting resume stuff. Also prepping for my teaching artist job next month at Copper Canyon Elementary. I'm running mask making workshops with the kids there and introducing them to my work. So March will be a busy teaching month worked around my usual teaching schedule.

Anyway, have an excellent Thursday!

“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance”-Calvin (Calvin and Hobbs)


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