Wednesday, January 07, 2009

January 6, 2009

You've seen them.....short, slender grays........little and green.......tall, fierce, hunter humanoids.....but I think I have discovered why they have short little legs.....there just isn't that much headroom. Dachshunds are not of this world.

January 5, 2009

Seems that even when moving about in the forest.....remaining hidden is just really difficult for some.

Monday, January 05, 2009

January 4, 2009

I have this old computer desk downstairs in the basement that I have been using for a radio desk. Lately I have been contemplating moving it upstairs without the radios for use as an art table. I spend so much time in the basement with work that the last thing I want to do is spend more time down there. There is a pop-out area that has a large window at the side of the house that I am thinking of putting this desk. I think it would be ideal. There is a built in bench downstairs that I could put the bulk of the radios and keep them available for use.

All I need is the energy and the spark to clear the desk and get it ready for next Saturday when I have some help dragging it upstairs.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

January 3, 2009

Saturday night on Oregon Public Broadcasting is one of my favorite nights. Travel and British Comedy...and if I can stay up late....Mystery.

Rick Steves of Edmonds, Washington had filmed new episodes the middle of last year and OPB has been airing them. This week he took us to Denmark outside Copenhagen (Copenhagen was last week). I may never make it to Europe, but thanks to Rick Steves (I have his box set of all 70 episodes) I get to visit anytime I wish. On Saturday evenings I also travel with Seattle photograper Art Wolfe, and then there is the Globe Trekker group.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

January 2, 2009

Snoopy slept on top of his doghouse. Not to be outdone, Sluggo manages to find his way to the rooftop.

Friday, January 02, 2009

January 1, 2009

It is already 2009. These flip of the calendars seem to be coming around a lot faster these days. Looking back at my sketchbook, it is disappointing to see that over the last few months I have been very negligent about spending time with them. I intend to correct that this year. At least everyday I resolve to put something into my 3x5 sketchbook and as often as possible something into my larger books. I even went out New Years Eve and bought some fresh Microns.

Spent the afternoon of the day in Salem with my son and his wife as we were unable to get together for Christmas. It gave us a chance to see their new house. We spent the previous Saturday with my other son and his wife and the grandkids. Christmas day we were all shut in with a couple of feet of snow. Our daughter spent that week with us since the school she works for was shut down for Christmas vacation. Since I commute to my basement I carried on as if nothing happened.

Happy New Year to all.