I sketched these in the Bright Ideas journal, and have begun to pick up
whatever color ink I want to use. Rules are meant to be broken!
We didn’t have a lot of money but Christmas was always a lot of fun.
Sometimes we drove to my grandparent’s ranch in Grass Valley;
sometimes we stayed at home. Stockings were the best part, because somehow
Santa always knew the silly things that would delight…
My grandmother wore this on her belt when she hiked. It usually ha the snake kit in it;
I used to wear it when bike riding on the Venice Beach strand.
It is one of my favorite things of hers, memories of horny toads and snakes
and turtles and horses and deer and cats and kittens and her garden…
Grandma’s meat grinder is a dilemma. I love these kinds of very cool old objects, and
this was used by her for her whole life. On the other hand, if I make sausages I will use my bright orange Cuisinart Mixer… while hers is big, clunky, a relic. I think it is time for
me to get rid of it as we have downsized, so drawing it before I let go is a good thing,
My brother Patrick (RIP) often brought me things that I didn’t know I would love and then I did… most part of California history. He brought me an entire set of Red Anthurium Santa Anita Ware and I used it like crazy in my twenties. Lots of it has been broken and I thought about cashing in (collectors look for pieces) but rally, I want to use it up!
Bright Ideas multi-color journal with Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink,
White Uniball Signo pen, Fat white Pitt pen, and colored pencils.
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