Wednesday, September 28, 2005

After the pedicures....

We head to Tuesday Morning so that honey can realign his manliness by collecting Maistro diecast racing cars for his office.

Tonight, we squeeled when we found, I kid you not, an Art Director Ken Doll. Truly hilarious.

Our monthly dates

Andrew and I took some time out late this afternoon to get our toes done.

Yes folks, pedicures.

I love that Andrew comes with me since the disk between L4 & L5 vertebrae is completely AWOL, his toes have needs that I could remedy. But why should I when we can both enjoy a couples pedi together? Queasy at first and now a convert after his first experience, we have monthly dates for toes.

Once, I arrived alone and the manicurists were curious and disappointed with my solo adventure. Many women customers comment about how jealous they are that their husbands won't partake in the hedonist adventure.

One day, I will take the men out who participate on my advisory board and force them to enjoy a footbath & pedicure; they will never be the same.

Inking my fingers to the bone

Occassionally, I take a hiatus from certain activity then come out with a blustery storm of news.

When I focus, as introverts often do, I bury myself quite deep until I get one project complete. In this case, it's been a deluge of contacting those manufacturers for licensing. Last week, I got a nibble and hence, had to pull together almost 75 images for review. Realizing I had only a few images of one series that wasn't quite up to par, I pulled an all-nighter to get (sketch, ink, scan, & upload to layout) the images I wanted to complete the series.

A day later, I earned the well-deserved headcold as a reward. Where's my MIL's chicken soup when we need it? Bleck. I feel like crap.

The overnight package was delivered as promised. Now, I sit and wait. Actively wait. But first, take it easy for the next couple of days to let my body catch up.

Halloween Swap

I am getting psyched about Halloween. My alter-ego, Phaedrus de la Felidae Isle is hosting our first stamp swap: Halloween!!

Bonkers for Burton

I love Gorey and I love Tim Burton. I cannot wait to see the Corpse Bride and I believe that Johnny Depp (ohhhh what a heart throb) and Helena Bonham Carter make a GREAT cinema couple.

Please don't tell me how it ends!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Halloween Vote

My question to y'all... Since I'm the creator of CalligraphyPets and have expanded my calligraphic line art under ECStewart Collections, would you be interested in:

  • Halloween Greeting Cards that include Cats, Bats, Pumpkins & Witches
  • Postcards of all
  • Postcards & Stamps
  • Virtual Postcards
  • Other _____________
Tell me your vote as this is the first time I am personally deviating from my actually CalligraphyPets line into my absolute favorite holiday.

Vote now!

Gorey Details

I don't know how I happened upon the Gorey site tonight, but I do know it's been a while since I've been able to actually indulge in personal adornments. Tonight, I am finally purchasing the silver sterling cat skating pin. I am completely thrilllllllllllllllllled.

Update: I got it! Isn't he a beauty?

Monday, September 12, 2005

Whoopsie Gras

I couldn't allow this maddness to pass without comment. However, I believe Mark Fiore did a better job than I could ever do.

It's frightening.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Top Gear: A Nun's Vocation Vacation

Andrew dragged me downstairs to watch a clip from Top Gear last week -and I'm glad he did. Top Gear is an original BBC program that test drives the best and worst vehicles known to man and covers other interesting bits about the industry. With Jeremy Clarkson and his british humour, it's definitely an enjoyable hour; one doesn't waste a perfectly good hour listening. Ah, but we love CarGuys, don't we?

The two funniest back-to-back clips revealed that a Nun could pull her weight in by crawling over several cars in a monster truck!! Second, Jeremy taught a few elderly women how to drive donuts on dry pavement.

Sept 2006 Update: See the Grannies Doing Donuts

I desperately looked for video clips on their site, alas, you'll have to wait for the repeats on Discovery.