Thursday, May 21, 2009


Getting pics together for a post later this week about my current mural project, plus a tutorial on painting and installing murals on canvas rather painting directly on the wall (especially helpful if you're like me and currently can't spend hours n' hours at a job site, or if you're creating a piece for a client across the country).

For now I'll leave you with this shot of some of our seasonal bounty - oranges!  We have so many oranges and they're delish.  Over the weekend we juiced bags of them and made sorbet, sherbet, and mimosas.  Still so much juice leftover - put to the freezer for future desserts probably.

Have a lovely day and check back later if you're curious about murals on canvas!

xo, devon

ps - sorry to be such an absent blogger lately - Mbird's sleeping (or lack thereof) habits plus my desperate working on the mural whenever I have a moment has been kicking my butt!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

From one happy mother to the others

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm thrilled to be a mama to my starting to not look so little Miranda...and I officially feel like I don't know what life would be like without her.

Thanks for making me feel like the most special person in the world my sweet Bird.

And of course, sending a big hug and kiss over to my mother in Okinawa. Someday I hope we won't live so far away from each other so I can easily pick up the phone to tell you the random thing Miranda just did...and not have to calculate 13 hours ahead in time so as not wake you up. I love you :o)

Sending out wishes for a beautiful, lovely, and maybe even relaxing day for the mamas...
xo, devon

ps: the photo above is from 1983...look at me sporting my fabulous Strawberry Shortcake bathing suit, hahaha :o)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Special Delivery

Oh hello UPS man!
Is that for me?

Let's take a closer look...

I totally agree!
xo, dh

Monday, May 4, 2009

Long loud stinky smelly

It's been challenging times for sum it up:

Miranda is getting her top front teeth (had no idea it could be this bad??). We are simply exhausted. Naps have been whittled down from an hour and a half, 2x day, to maybe 25-30 minutes sometimes twice a day. Nighttime is much worse and we've caved and just have the Bird sleeping with us (and me nursing again at night) when she's doing the hourly wake-ups.

Our cat Sanguine went on a peeing rampage in the house, with her focus on the heating vent in the dining room...drip, drip, drip down the vent and into the basement to spread the lovely cat urine aroma all around the house whenever the heater turns on (thank God it's getting warm around here). A trip to the vet proved that she's perfectly healthy. We gave her a massive hair cut, a bath, and bought some feli-way spray. So far she's behaving...the house is still kinda stinky...blecchh!

I've got a mural deadline looming...mid-May. I need energy back, and time (hello, miss those naps!) in order to get my butt in gear and start/finish this project.

Sigh...deep breaths...

Amazingly, despite the lack of sleep and the definite air of crankyness around here, Miranda is just so super duper cute these days and we can't help but fall helpless to her smiles and giggles.

Now, to get a shower in and get to bed...Miranda has already been up once and I'm hoping we get a little sleep before she's up again, and again.

xo, devon