Friday, November 30, 2007

Dream Box

I read about using a 'dream box' in a book. I thought it was a great way to help visualize goals. If you desire something. Like calmness, a new home, a great job, etc. You gather visuals of this goal and keep them in the dream box. You can decorate the box and make it very special. Then you look at the pictures or drawings, or articles, imagine yourself in that environment, and eventually the path to them will appear.

I started a special dream box folder on my computer too. So far it is just pictures of my ideal interiors and environments. I go through it regularly, and I realized that my tastes have changed so much. I now love the cottage look. And I realized my favorite pictures are always with this gorgeous cool light. Of course, this
is still my ultimate dream.
Well I still live in my apartment in Burbank which looks nothing like the places in the photos. But someday. Someday....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My BFWWW Had a Baby !!

Not much is happening in my life. Mark still has a job despite the strike, and I am working on a portrait commission.
But the BIG NEWS is that Christy and Dave made a baby and she is here! I wish I was better with words so that I could express my delerious delight I feel for them. To see my life long friend and the man who adores and loves her beyond hope enjoy their baby girl.... I am so overwhwelmed with empathetic happiness. They will be amazing parents.

Congratulations! And welcome Hadley August Gannon. You are one lucky little girl!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Getty Villa

Went to the Getty Villa with my friends Laurel and Paul last week. It is a special museum perched atop a big hill in Malibu and overlooking the ocean. Very valuable real estate.It was made with the sole purpose of housing J. Paul Getty's(one rich mo-fo) antiques. It was designed and built to resemble what experts believe would be the ideal villa in ancient Rome, right down to the marble and mosaic floors, outdoor Roman theatre, courtyards, and colums all over the place.
Here are a few of the highlights. I loved this fertility figure with her arms out. Considering the crude tools they had, the carving is really amazing. And the other pic of the grouping of carvings is from about 5000 - 7000 B.C. Mindblowing. That's old.
And then a nice shot of the peristyle under a sunset.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Been Busy!

So a few weeks ago was Family Guy's 100th episode party at the Social in Hollywood. It was a media frenzy. You could hardly move around. Except for the dining area where you could relax and eat some amazing food. I couldn't stop eating this curried spinach and sweet potato salad. You can see a picture of some of the voice actors of the show in the pic with the huge cake. And a pic of Mark and I all gussied.

I went to the costume contest at Family Guy too. Here are a couple of pics from that. Mark is the Emperor, who is standing next to Mic who is a deranged tooth fairy, I think. And then Jeff as Marvin the Martian. He made that costume. So amazing.

I have no pics, but we went to Disneyland last weekend too. After eight hours my body had enough of being shaken, twirled, and propelled. The most mind-blowing part was seeing all the work and artistry and money that went into making that place. Seeing all those adorable, thrilled kids was a treat. There were anly 2 or 3 screamy or whiney ones the whole day!

The other night we went to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D with our friends Laurel, Paul, Annie, and Eric. It gave me a little headache, but it was so worth it.

I also started teaching a small class in oil painting in the new dining room studio in the apt. on Saturdays. I can't wait every week! Makes me feel good.

Well, that's pretty much it. Now Thanksgiving to plan!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

More Dreamy Dream House Pictures

More pics of Dan Pinkham's house. They said that they inherited a lot of their beautiful furniture. Lucky. Dan and his wife pretty much did everything themselves, including construction, installing windows, doors, and decorating. I think it's the reason the house is much more amazing than if they had just hired out all the work.

My Dream house

These are just a small sampling of the crazed amount of pictures I took of this house. It was perfect for me. It is across the street from the ocean. It inspires me to no end. I will pretend it is my house.