Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hand Cancel

To all you letter writers out there:  Did you know you can mail a package wrapped in almost anything, as long as you write "Hand Cancel" on it?  I've often bragged that my best friend from Junior High mailed me a letter sewed up inside a rubber kitchen glove.  Well, here it is!  So don't be bashful; a jewelry box, a ziplock freezer bag, a cassette tape box, a peanut butter jar, the world is your envelope.

The Abyss

Levity's research into the deep yields facts and frights of nature.
  • The average depth of the ocean is more than 2.5 miles
  • The oceans occupy nearly 71% of our planet's surface 
  • More than 90% of this habitat exists in the deep sea known as the abyss
  • Less than 10% of this living space has been explored by humans

I am truly impressed with my 7 year old's drawing skills.

It's good to know the leafy green sea dragon is good for camaslashing.  (camouflaging?)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Arabella art gallery etc.

I find the lyrical, joyful quality of Arabella's drawing so refreshing, so original.  So humorous!  Enjoy...

This is my absolute favorite.  The googley eyes...the braided hair...

Note the glasses: Music added them onto Bella's drawing.
another Levity random invention
Bella's queen of hearts
another Bella royal
I drew this for Bella to color

Julian won't eat baby food.  But he will eat paper.  And chalk.

My fabulous homes school assistant on Mondays, Rachel.
I hope Music made this one.  Not completely sure, and they've gone to bed...
I just had to include this detail...the looooong legs.
A fairy in flight?  Great gown scalloping detail, and shoulder padding.  Tres cool, Bella.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ingenuity 冷静帽子

Sweet one's and their creations...

Levity made this!  From an origami book, and her hot crazy cool imagination.  Solely initiated by herself.

Levity took it into her head to design her own box, using the pattern of the cream cheese box.  Can you say future Package Designer!?!  Making mother proud.
Bella and her princesses.  (smile)

Ha ha.  Typical.


Our friend Tallat is staying with us this week, 
speaking at Hope Chapel nashua, as well as in Keene, nh. 
Born in South America as a Muslim, he burned Christian churches as a youth.  In his twenties he began following Jesus.  As an adult he worked as a photo journalist.  Today he travels the globe, sharing his story.  Over the years he's become a good friend and an inspiration to many of our friends and family.  I wanted to share some photos he shot of our crew this week. 

Some of our volunteers helping Jason cook meals for any hungry neighbors!

Julian and Muse

Bits of Inspiration

A few cool bits and bobbles.

Vintage dice collection I just found in the closet
My color nook.  We are inseparable.

Target, how I love thee.

Handmade brown corduroy bag with felt detail from M&C.
My ever fabulous stylist and sister Elizabeth gave me my newest shade...très bon!

"No one knows" song

There are mistakes and stuff in this junk recording, but I'm posting it anyway. (shrug)


Today I went searching in one of our mystery closets in a futile quest for OSX.5.8.   My dear friends gave, yes, g  a  v  e  me their old macBook.  But it's running on OS X.4.11, and keeps crashing and stalling...I KNOW we have a better OS around here, somewhere.

I didn't find it. 

What I did find was a scanner, a video camera, a tripod, an old Burton snowboard and pair of boots I've used, um, twice, bins and bins of card stock, photo paper, printer paper, a keyboard, nine christmas wreaths, a guitar case for my acoustic that still has a very strange smell inside, microphone stands, kids toys, oodles of outdated Adobe software, VHS movies, stacks and stacks of cd's, jewel cases, vintage dice collection, and tiny Star Wars figurines.  Among other things.

Why, oh why am I soooo stinking rich that my possessions seem like trash?  And yet, I can't bear to chuck them because...they might be worth something, someday, on ebay.

I have a disease.  I think it's called Americanity.

When you're rich in friends, you needn't be rich in cash.  (The friends would like to remain anonymous, two know who you are, T H A N K  Y O U!!!)

I had no idea we had this.  It's brilliant.  I can totally bring this to the coffee shop.  Yess!