Saturday, December 30, 2006
Yesterday Laura and I had to put our little Jo to sleep. She had been going downhill for the last few months and suffered a stroke early Friday morning. We brought her in to Dr. Small around 10:30 and she fell asleep around 11:30.
She's just a dog. So why do we cry so much? She's just a dog. So why does the house feel so empty? She was just a dog but she helped shape our family into what it is. She was there for every joy, every tragedy and all the mundane moments of our lives. She was gentle, sweet, kind and loyal. And we will miss her so much.
We love you Josie.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I remember this kid at school teasing me about drawing all my characters with bow ties. I grew up on Hanna-Barbera shorts and just assumed that ties, cuffs and hats were essential elements of the cartoon character. Well, many years later I'm putting the finishing touches on this puppet, Ralphie, for my 3 year old and something's missing. Yes, the bow tie. My crutch, my friend and the last piece of the puzzle. This bow tie is for you Mr. Barbera. Rest in peace.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Here's what I'm working on today. It's a Christmas paper automata for the Hoops and Yoyo site and I'm wondering if I can get it done before the big day! The record player spins beautifully and Santa's legs are ready to dangle. But I still need a dancing Hoops and Yoyo in there. And a gyrating Piddles would be nice, too. (Gee, I didn't anticipate typing a sentence like THAT when I woke up this morning!)