Happy birthday to me again. Durr, the thing about birthdays, is they comes once a year, innit?

And happy birthday to my blog.

Wow, it's been a year. And boy howdy has it ever been a year for me.

Here is a little montage. It's probably overkill, but hey, it IS my birthday after all. I can overindulge this once, eh?


can someone take Oliver this afternoon after he wakes up from his nap (probably at around 2:00)? I feel I've reached the end of my rope again.

love these little paintings

I found this artist's blog through I can't tell you how much i love her little paintings and things! Love! Also, they make me feel a little sad that I never had the confidence to do what I really enjoyed and make little things and paint little illustrations and blah, blah, you get the idea. And now I'm afraid I don't have the luxury anymore. I guess I have another more important work to attend to, who's name is Oliver. Who is waking up now, so I must wrap this up...

Finished at last

At last! The (nearly) never-ending portrait is finished. CELEBRATION TIME, COME ON! Seriously, not that I didn't enjoy it at times, but when it comes down to it, it is SUCH a relief to no longer have the nagging voice in my brain saying "finish the portrait, finish the portrait" for three years! Now I can move on to the other children's portraits.

Unfortunately, I have also recently been commissioned another painting, and even more difficult subject matter, and how long will this one take me? It is supposedly supposed to be finished next weekend, and as I have not started due to devoting my time to the other portrait, this is impossible. However, I vow that it will not take me three years again.

I feel a little hesitant to post the finished portrait, but if you would like to see it and it's companion portrait (his sister's portrait that I finished three years ago Christmas Eve) then just email me and I will be happy to email it them to you. But if you don't want to see it, then that's fine, too. :)

Seriously, CELEBRATION TIME! Let's all have a piece of chocolate (with some caramel and nuts thrown in for good measure).


I just love a good guessing game

I just love a good guessing game. Lets play another game! Let's play another game! I love to guess everything from A to Z. I love to guess everyday things and everyday thoughts and everyday conversation. It just makes conversation so interesting when I'm in the dark, especially when it is for no apparent reason but to chafe me. And if not for that, just for your personal upperhandedness. It just is so enjoyable. I hope it isn't long before our next guessing game! Let's play another game! Let's play another game!