December 31, 2008

new years eve

the weather calls for a very chilly night tonight. i think i'm just gonna spend the night someplace warm with my lady, papi and a couple of six packs of pbr. happy new year every one.

December 30, 2008

moving day

today was heather's moving day. half of the family is living in j.c. now. it was a busy day and there was no time for arts and crafts so i thought i would post this informative self-defense material. let's hope we never need to use it.

December 29, 2008

christmas has come and gone

so we're in that no man's land that is the time between christmas and new years. as always i was treated very well by my family and friends. everyone did miss out on what may have been the perfect holiday gift. there's always next year i guess. hint, hint.

December 25, 2008

December 24, 2008

it's a christmas miracle, 2 posts in one day

just wanted to show off the christmas present i made for my landlady mary jean. this is the first of the new birds i've made since the ones i did for shauna. he's a good one!

christmas eve tree trim

one of my favorite days of the year is here. i got together with papi and had a little talk and he agreed to be cool around this tree.the charlie brown special is all decorated and ready to go.

December 23, 2008

back for more

here i am again, begging at santa. all i wanted for christmas was some more turtlenecks and cardigan sweaters. the tree-trimming is under way and is coming together nicely. it's a bit tricky keeping the tree watered with papi around. who new cats liked pine-water so much. on the plus side he hasn't taken the tree out yet. these are some picture of what was our last christmas tree.

December 22, 2008

who is this guy and why am i sitting on his lap?

i'm working on my tree trimming decorations today, check back tomorrow to see my charlie brown special in all it's treelicious glory.

December 19, 2008

winter in jc

our first big snow of the year came today. here's some pics:

December 18, 2008

party time

after getting up at 4:30 this mornimg to get shauna off to the airport for the holidays and accidentally breaking her birthday birds i was too tired and busy doing repairs to do any new crafting today. i will be rallying for heather's fancy office party tonight. i'm just gonna slip into some of my finery and turn on the charm. yeah, this should be cool. i just hope i can keep up my strength so i can show off some of my newly minted dance moves.

December 17, 2008

for no other reason than how bad-ass it is

this is a real photo taken of a squirrel fight at a campsite in namibia. wow.

December 16, 2008

heather the pirate

for heather's 40th birthday shauna and i decided to each paint a portrait of her as a pirate. this is my half of the diptych, shauna's can be seen on her bee warblers blog

December 15, 2008

calling in sick

sorry all, i'm taking a sick day from blogging today. it's sad really, i have some good stuff to blog right now. check back in tuesday to see the fun paintings shauna and i made for heather for her fortieth birthday. for now this picture of papi when he was a kitten will have to tide you over.

December 12, 2008

potter party redux

as you may remember shauna and i have a fondness for potter parties. with the publication of this new little book we once again have a reason to read aloud to each other. to liven up the festivities i made shauna a magic wand while teaching up at the a-s wood shop the other day. we love the flying and the magic.

December 11, 2008

finally finished

at long last papi's house is finished. i spent the day painting on the ivy and flowers and wallpapering the inside.the wallpaper is a lovely floral, bird and heart print. very manly; if ever there was a doubt this all but confirms that papi has no testicles.
the flowers are tough guy too. i hope he enjoys it and doesn't completely dismantle it on his first visit inside.

December 10, 2008

every time I think I'm out.... they pull me back in!

i was called in to substitute teach at a-s again so no more progress on papi's house. so many promises broken on that one. i did do a little more wood-working in the shop, so consequently there is a five-thousandth unfinished project in my cue. this is a photo of the very rough beginning of a funky wooden spoon i'm carving.

December 9, 2008

lied again

as you can no doubt tell this is not a post about a finished house for papi. i was called in to work today at allen-stevenson so i was unable to properly craft today. i worked in the wood shop today so i was able to work on some more little wooden birds like the ones i made for shauna's birthday. i failed to demonstrate how i made those so i plan on showing you all now. this is a photo of the tracings on the board, the rough cut-out and a nearly finished smoothly shaped and sanded bird. check back for more progress in the coming days, and tomorrow for a finished papi house.

December 8, 2008

it'll be finished tomorrow

as you can tell from this photo papi is eagerly awaiting the completion of his new home. he can barely contain himself. it's a bit much really. calm down kitty, a little more foliage and some wallpaper and the new place will be good to go.

December 5, 2008

sure nobody loves to work but look at the rewards!

once again i'm sorry about the lack of blogjamming this week but we all must do what we all must do to put food on our families. giant towers of bananas and juicy, juicy mangoes aren't free ya know. check back monday for some new art and crafts. papi's house is very close to finished and as i'm typing this i'm taking a break from laying out the first two-page installment of the comic.

December 1, 2008

i'll be taking a few days off from blogjamming

i really hate to do it but this week is just too darn busy. i'll be working at cue for the next few days and there just isn't going to be much time for crafting or the comic book. i promise to come back strong toward the end of the week or next monday. please tune in then.