Thursday, October 30, 2014

Baby Thoughts

I have a teen aged friend who does beautiful hand lettering. If you're looking for someone to do your wedding invitations, design your monograms or do signage, please hire her. She's amazing! I hope you can see this. It stuns me how beautiful her work is since she's so young
A video posted by Doris Ann Designs (@dorisanndesigns) on

Friday, October 4, 2013

Produce to Produce #Inktober 4 2013

I have a friend who just a few years ago was frustrated with the amount of unintentional feces she had to deal with as a grown woman... But of course that's to be expected, most people don't expect to have to deal with any-- save maybe the occasional puppy accident.  But when one has three little children, its more or less par for the course.

But little ones eventually become big ones. and while they learn where and when to put their poops, there is still lessons to be learned regarding the simple act of elimination.  As evidenced by her youngest latest self realization overheard from outside the bathroom door


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Contented with Cats #Inktober

There's always the push to the next thing. if you're  a child its to outgrow your parents, if you're a teen its to drive a car, if you're a grown up its to find a mate and after that to procreate.  There's rarely the time that we stop and are truly content where we are...  Its like we're born on a slope and we're running down hill that only stops when we topple into the grave (and even that's after wishing as an old person you didn't hurt so much so why don't I just die already?)

There are moments sometimes though-- when we find peace in our current place-- those moments are the exception not the rule.  They are like smoke that vanishes. But in the moment you find that contentment, celebrate it. Recognize it and remember it-- for contentment is like a muscle, it can grow if its worked.

hmm... such a solemn thought spurred by my friend's post on fb today

"Facebook, I've been married for less than 7 months. STOP showing me ads depicting pregnant ladies and pregnancy tests. I'll give you baby photos when I want to give you baby photos, and not a minute sooner!!! For the next few years, satiate yourself with pictures of my cat."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Frankly I Prefer Fabric Softener

I like children. God gave them cute as their protection... that being said they have so many things that come out of them that are not so cute.  Sometimes catastrophically.  Even when they're not sprinkling or erupting or exploding-- theres always other ways their inner urges make themselves known...

but like I said,  God gave them cute as a defense.

"In my haste to get a load of laundry in after VBS today I some how put a diaper in the wash. Thinking I took care of the mess I proceeded to dry the Now "clean" clothes only to open the dryer up to smell something gross. Apparently that diaper had poop in it and I didn't clean up as well as I thought. Needless to say it was as if that poop tried really hard to get out of that hot spinning dryer. What a mess I tell ya. That's like reason number five for why we need to be done with the "diaper phase"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Outta the Mouthes of Babes

Really needs no explanation.  Saw this statement on a friends wall today although I did Comment

" if only I had no class, I would draw that..."  

I guess one doesn't have to be literal :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Shatnered Expectations

A friend of mine posted a link to an article today about people hopping in and out of relationships looking for the perfect one.  Later, he posted this bit of algorithmic irony

"On my Facebook side-bar today: "Discover Trekkie Dating". (Shows a female dressed as a vulcan doing the vulcan hand sign.) 

Of course! THIS will clearly be the way to find my soul-mate!"

I could say more, but really-- its far to easy ;)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hair Candy

Its dangerous to be a kid these days.  

I was speaking with a friend earlier about a photo we had seen where an engaged couple had their announcement as a scene of them being attacked and overcoming a Zombie.  My friend said, "their children are going to think they're wierd"  To which I replied "Yes, but one day they will see them as cool"  My friend thinking of her children' lamented that she lives for the eventual day her children will come to that revelation. 

I assured her that they would-- after she had died.

Because of the desire to maintain coolness status-- or maybe more to prove it,  parents progress from latest technological trend to the next.  As long as they know their Facebooks from their instagrams from their Vines, then they're good. (and whatever  else there may be, I don't have the need to connect any more to the internets more than I already have) And who gets to suffer--er I mean benefit from their self assertion of their relevance?  their children..  While a lot of parents are prone to upload and post some of the most unflattering images of their young charges (thus leveling the coolness playing field)  Im thankful that my friends practice self restraint.  

Even still I was amused when a friend posted this word picture on  her Facebook

Me: I thought you wanted me to do your hair....can I braid it?
She: ummm yea, but gotta give me a candy!

Of course she was portraying her child as a wheeler dealer, but all I could think of was "yeah, right kid, you're the one who's going to suffer for want of a hair comb, not your mom. You think candy is worth your self esteem? Guess again!

The saying goes, A picture paints a thousand words.... So here's the words I painted.