Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hail to the Mouse

My favorite rodent turned 80 this week. With apologies to my husband, Leigh - Mickey won my heart first, back in 1973, when I had the Brave Little Tailor on my view master. I'd click slowly thru this scene when he returns to the castle and Minnie showers him with kisses and he turns shy and dips his head low in the "Oh Gosh" way only he can. -Sigh.

Happy 80th Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


With my daughter's first horse show this weekend - the sketchbook is filling up with horses. Yesterday at the stables there were the most interesting looking horses. My 8 year old has memorized all horse breeds.... but can't remember to flush the toilet... she told me they were called Gypsy Vanner horses. They had curlyish manes and tails and long hair over their hoofs. They were cool. I was horse nuts as a kid too. I never took riding lessons, so I am living vicariously thru my kid. She's in love with horses and riding and it's great to see her passionate about something other than cartoon network.

Over at Jennifer Meyer's blog- you can check out truly beautiful horse illustration.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

What makes me so happy is the way the kids of all races - but mostly the ones who thought it was impossible -now know to reach, to dream, to work hard because it's attainable- no limitations.