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Twilight Cottage, From the Cottages of Light II Series

Posted on 2016.05.01 at 22:22
It was Geebie-Whammie-Messily Weekend this weekend. You know the drill:

Plant the cheerios, harvest the garden.

Rent a house, interview the kids, have friends come splash and eat fajitas. It's super fun for Friday and Saturday and then Sunday is awful. We are all cranky and exhausted and still have to pack up the house and come back home.

The house was as awfully-decorated as usual - lots of Texas Tuscan, an honest-to-God Thomas Kincaide painting - but the owners did batty things like have an extensive dragon collection, and that made me warm up to them.

They are certified like so:

Twilight Cottage, from the Cottages of Light II series, looks like so:

Maybe I should have gone with the dragons.

Here's what Jammies looks like when he is a broken spirit, a shell of a man:

Actually he's trying not to laugh because he knew I was taking the picture. But under the smirk are broken wings. Clutching the baby monitor, swim diapers, and lighter as he fights for air before the next swell takes him down.


Hey Rascal, got any new artwork?

The traditional whipped-cream-on-canvas. I think that rounds out our complete set.

Hey Pokey, got any new artwork?

Pokey has become a prolific artist. He brought home this duck village from art class:

which apparently earned him this title:

He makes lots of cryptic paper sculptures which tend to have elaborate back stories.

They're all structural and complicated. Lots of time spent folding paper which ends up being in the center of the mass of tape and paper.

The two black ones in the middle are part of an extended series of city-scapes. Maybe the one on the left is a dosa?

Occasionally there is a drawing or two:

It looks like there might be a tiny cabana at the center of the hedge maze?

Lots and lots of paper airplanes, too, but I didn't photograph them.

Hey Ace, got any new artwork?

No? How about a new song, then?

Wow. That's a really nice song.


Any new artwork with you?

The speech bubbles are numbered.
1. "Preparing for liftoff," says the insect.
2. "Wait no, it's snacktime," it continues.
3. "Eat it!" says the kid to the left, "Fly guy." Offering a cookie, I think?
4. "Never!" says the fly, valiantly.

I'm very fond of the bright blue and green, and think I might frame this one.

She's being very secretive about these popsicle stick characters. But they clearly involve the following background scenes:

A disco? A nighclub?

Be aware of potions!

Hawaii has something in mind, clearly.

Odds and Ends

1. Classes ended on Wednesday but I did not get to enjoy my sea-dome diving bell moment of agora-philic isolation. Instead I went to a Land Use Conference up in Austin.  I shall not tell you any of the details due to boredom.

2. Ace recently asked me who my mother is.
"Grandma Collie is my mother!" I told her.
"Who is your daddy?" she asked.
"Papa Ken is my father," I answered.
"WE MET THEM!" she exclaimed. "Grandma Collie and Papa Ken, we know them!"
"That's right!" I confirmed. "You know my mom and dad!"

3. Pokey also has insights: "What does T-V spell?"
Me, "TV."
Him, "It's like T...V...! TV!"
Me, "yes."


lacachet at 2016-05-02 07:42 (UTC) (Link)
I laughed out loud when I saw the award for "Mr Innovative" :)
heebie_geebie at 2016-05-09 02:48 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray!! Me too.
(Anonymous) at 2016-05-02 22:59 (UTC) (Link)


I hope you explained to Pokey that "TV" is actually an abbreviation of "television".
heebie_geebie at 2016-05-09 02:48 (UTC) (Link)

Re: TV

It is not.
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