Monday, July 27, 2009


Does this, or does this NOT count 
as an Asterisk for the Alphabet Series?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blogiversary: 2 Faboo Years!

Hey You People...
Just wanted to say thanks!
YOU are the folks I visit in the cubicles down the hall!!!
YOU get me through some long-assed crazy days.
Thanks for leaving me bits of wisdom, captions, advice, and most of all friendship.
In honor of the big day, here's a list of some of my faves from the past 2 years:

I love you guys!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alphabet Series Cap Q

I can't believe that 3 Q's have found me for this project...
Here are the other 2:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Alpha Series 6

I screamed like Pee Wee when I saw this one.
It was as if "6" was the word of the day.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mina Update: 7/19/09

Some of you have been asking me how Mina (our neighbor) is,
so I thought I'd let you all know that she's AWESOME.
Especially for a 97 year old person who broke her hip last winter!
Which reminded me that I wanted to share this morsel with you...

One day, whilst sitting on her porch, 
Mina asked me if The Hubby had a sense of humor.
To which I responded: Of COURSE he does!
She said: I have something for him....
Then she hobbled up the stairs & came down with this towel:

Don't you just LOVE her?!

Plus, she leaves us notes on everything. Coupons, envelopes, newspapers...
Even toilet paper.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Team Varmint

Sorry for the sparse postings lately...
Big deadline, lotsa juggling going on at Chez Faboo.
The Varmints have been so supportive, checking in regularly,
and bringing me snacks & tea on home made trays.
This sadly makes me feel guilty, yet so proud to be their Mama.
The above tray, is actually 2-sided.
Varmint#3, who is 4 yrs old brought it to me this morning.
He said: "Mama, which side do you think has more detail?"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bradford Robotham

My friend Brad has a shiny new photography book out.
He loves shooting the city, and he's seriously talented.
Check out his book, or stop over at his blog & give him some lovin'.
He's one of my faves.

Alphabet Series: Cap J (Woodtype)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Heavenly Gate

If I could marry a garden gate, I would choose this one.

Friday, July 10, 2009


What's everyone doing for the Weekend?
Be safe & have fun.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alpha Process

Those of you familiar with my blog,
know that one of my favorite things to shoot
is found letters for my "Alpha Series."

Here's an excruciating peek into how it all goes down...

I find something that has some "letter potential..."

and I sit very still, waiting for the letter to appear.
In this case, we were at the park with the varmints.
They could have been screaming & whining all around me,
but I would be oblivious, as I watch my message come through...

The Hubby usually takes over the varmint watch.
He has endless patience, and just let's me do my thing. 
Most of the time.

When the "Cap L" appears, I get all excited...

then I think... what will he do next?

Is that a "7"?

If I flop it, it is.

Or should I wait to see if it makes a "C" or an "O"?
I'll just sit here & keep shooting.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 4th Weekend '09

We packed up our varmints & took them 
to the Berkshires for the long holiday weekend...

The trip up was rainy,

but the closer we got, the more things cleared up.

We stayed in a beautiful house by a lake.

The walls had eyes.

baby seal eyes.

Demon chihuahua eyes.

There was a traditional July 4th BBQ....

with the usual ratio of hot dog to dessert.

Lots of trees and flowers,
but this one was my fave.

Plenty of these....

and a bunch of really cool art at the Berkshire Arts Festival:

[ she was art, even if she didn't know it. ]

I LOVE these prints, but had a hard time shooting them in the sun.
Leo P. Donahue, Artist, printmaker.

Also fell hard for this resin coated coffee table, 
by artist Lara Moore at Bella Bella

but the booth I remember the most had these:

Antique tin people, made by Marcia & Bill Finks.
You can see more of their artwork here.

I have much more to blog about from the weekend,
but I'm being yelled at by the pile on my desk....
More to come soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


A few weeks back, Jane tagged me,
and asked me to post about
6 Uninteresting things that make me happy....
Sorry it's late!
Here's my list:
Bags in the wind.
Microwaved Mallomars.

And this:

Taking pictures of people taking pictures.