Saturday, March 27, 2010


I have been shooting look-books and catalogs for companies here all week. Among the companies making women's and children's clothes is a lovely woman who makes blankets. These are the kind of blankets you think to yourself "when I am a real grown up I will have a blanket like that"...they feel like heaven and make you dream of naps in a room cold enough for a blanket with just the right amount of sun streaming through the window.

Of course when I brought one of these grown up blankets home after my last trip where did it end up? On my bed? Draped luxuriously over a chair? Nope. It has been taken hostage by a lion tamer. In fact it is now a lion...who lives on the couch, who will not let anyone else sit on the couch because he gets sad if you crush him.

I am bringing back a lion this time. A stuffed one, made from felted alpaca...I am crossing my fingers that the lion tamer will see this as a far superior species and sell the old one off for a song.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


My lovely translator/model...more of her to come.


On a very strange side note...I found out that they are experimenting with making yarn out of milk?????What? A milk/Alpaca blend.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

monday, tuesday


Sunday, March 21, 2010


I found a place full of silence...


monastery old monastery with secret rooms and walls the color of sky.

Friday, March 19, 2010

crossing between worlds



Back to Peru.....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


My son has started calling me sweet heart. He separates the two words with the emphasis on heart.

He is like one of those people they send in to diffuse a bomb. Just as my frustration level reaches a boiling over point he casually inserts the words into the situation and pouf it's gone.

DVD player is freezing the movie for the 900th time...
"don't throw the motor( remote control) sweet heart, its only frozen not broken"

It's 10:30, I have hours of work to do and he is still not going to bed..
"only one more book sweet heart"

Can only find one shoe in the very messy closet and I am very very late...
"can't find your shoes sweet heart, maybe the bees or a lion ate them"

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oh hello sunshine

Spring, you are officially invited to come in and stay awhile.
I had a date a few days ago to see the butterflies and get hot chocolate. I rode my bike for the first time in a long time. I wore a sweater and a coat and I was too warm. We found crocus poking up in little pockets everywhere. My little guy actually said "oh hello sunshine".