Friday, April 24, 2009

Beauty and the beast

Pretty yellow flowers on a tree. What a sight to see.

But after a Spring of cumbersome allergies,

The pretty tree is a scary sight to see. ;-)

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I am always amazed at people who manage to play an instrument, never mind two or three.

Snowden is a pianist, but she was curious about the violin.
We rented a violin and scheduled 4 lessons.
She sure works hard at everything she does, and tried to do the same with the violin.
It turns out she will hold off on pursuing this endeavor. I, however, reserved the right to photograph her and this pretty cool instrument... One can hope.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something to strive for

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

From us all here in the desert and Harry the guinea pig who pretends to be a bunny.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

Science Friday with Ira Flatow

I am a NPR devote and that includes listening to Science Friday with Ira Flatow.
Today, Ira broadcast/taped right in my backyard, ASU.
Right from the music room at Gammage.

Guests from the first hour.

Ira Flatow behind his two computers.

Ariel Anbar and Ira at the end of the second hour.
It was totally exciting, this rare opportunity. I am known for sitting in the car and listen to Ira while the rest of the moms chat.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Rub on Technique

I approached my friend Kelli with a wish to help the refugees she works with at COAR. I was a refugee in Portugal at 13. It is an awkward situation to say the least.
My first project was to decorate glass frames that would house pictures of the High School age graduates of one of COAR's programs. I was able to do it from home during free time.
I approached another friend, the Stampin' UP! guru, for advice on how to decorate a glass frame. Martha promptly whips out the rub ons and sent me home prepared to start working.
You cut out the piece you want to use.
With sticky side down, you rub the picture in place. You lift the plastic sheet...

Et voila, a pretty frame. All 20 were handed off to Kelli today for Saturday's graduation.