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( Aug. 18th, 2012 10:10 pm)
And because it happens to be Martha's birthday, Microbo is saying "Hello!"

The watcher
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( Jan. 13th, 2012 01:49 pm)
My friend Stacy Hurt is a wonderful artist.
For instance , she has designed some of the mugs for the Night Garden Project.
But she is an amazing artist with fabric and needle and her patchwork art is presented in many shows.
Which explains why I was thrilled to discover that she had been inspired by one of my pictures for a piece she is showing in Oklahoma this weekend!

Gare Lorraine TGV

I am so thrilled by her rendition!
The "ALL Noble Seasons" show is travelling: If you are anywhere near this exhibition, please pay her art a visit.

So this thing about the grand cookie swap of 2011...
You do remember I was going to participate to a cookie swap?

Strike a pose

Well, there was some rules:
- Bake three dozen cookies
- Mail each dozen to three persons whose address has been provided by the Swap Team.
- Eat the dozens you've received (optional)
- Blog about it (so it's not like the Fight Club or anything).

Which is why we're here.
So let's go back to the actual making of the cookies... )

The other Sunday, I was in Rome fairly early and stumbled upon the Chapel Of Santa Barbara, which I had only ever seen closed.
But Sunday being Sunday (and therefore potentially mass days), it was open!

Santa Barbara (open!)

So, of course, I immediately sneaked in, hoping there wouldn't be a mass to disturb with my sightseeing.

The good news was that there wasn't.
The bad news was that the decoration was rather underwhelming.

Until I spotted this on my way out )

Tea with Rachel Green

Yunnan tea and "Another Bloody Love Story" by Rachel Green
A most excellent read.
The Night Garden project started last year as an effort to raise money - through art - for the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue.

The impulse for this project is my friend Lorraine, who has five of the not so wee beasties at home and would gladly save them all single handed if she could. But she can't.

Bred for people who think - by and large - that they can get a mini leopard as a lap cat, those cats cost a fortune (just like any pedigree cats). But they do get abandoned all the same when their new owners realize that, yes, they are cute creatures but definitely no lap cats.

(this is Mim, as a kitten, in a rare moment of pause)

As Lorraine puts it, a Bengal is "A lot of cat". They are very active creatures, so need space to play in, need and therefore demand a lot of attention and a lot of love. And some people can't just cope with the demand.

And then there are the shelters or the breeding farms are are closed down, calling for emergency actions, relocation, fostering homes, medical care - some kitties are terribly abused - meaning that a lot of time, energy and money is being spent by rescue groups like the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue.

So the Night Garden has put up a zazzle charity shop using some of the pieces sent to the editors. All proceeds go to the Great Lakes Bengal Rescue. I provided pictures for a couple of mugs there.
If you are willing to contribute some art, please see the general submission guidelines.

In addition, this month, musician Jason Webley is giving as creative prompt his song "Back to the Garden". This is both a call for artistic submissions AND a fund raiser. Entries are welcome until 30th April.

Will you help us take those magnificent yet abused and abandoned kitties to the Night Garden?

(Magic, the must abused F1 Bengal, now a mug star at Zazzle for the Night Garden)

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( Sep. 21st, 2010 07:27 am)
Today is launch date for Susan Henderson's latest book "Up from the Blue"

Up From The Blue: A Novel from Susan Henderson on Vimeo.

Drop by LitPark to know more!

I hope you like crêpes, Ron...

Breakfast with Bragi Stringbreaker

You can get your own copy of the Songs of Bragi Stringbreaker, King's Bard THERE. Go. You won't regret it.
I don't write much these days but I read a lot.
And this is what I am reading now:

Reading poems by Rachel Green

Bear Ridge to Nettle Lane by Rachel Green
Don't miss out on it.

Bear Ridge to Nettle Lane
But Caos wanted to celebrate the new year with cottage cheese:

Caos LOVES cottage cheese

Happy New Year to you all!


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