This is a total this and that post.
How are all of you? It's sorta quiet, like sleeping puppies.
Or lollygagging in the sun, under great huge umbrellas.
Maybe ocean waves involved too?
What ever are you up to?
It's totally 150% summer in the gypsy garden.
And the garden bath beckons big time.
The big tree canopies over the wagon, and spiders have millions of babies.
Well, yay for them, eeeeks for us.
Meanwhile in the studio...
Ballerinas flutter in.
Billowing dresses take shape...
While Mister Matty hangs out as my permanent shadow.
Hello there Mattley.
Little heads come to life...
As solder sputters about.
Wet paint on pretty faces...
Meets pencil on canvas...
Oh basil, how I missed you.
How I longed for your scent.
Finding weird self photos.
Like, so weird - taken in a mirror so old and wavy...
That my face and nose are all weirdly distorted...
Making me totally look like a creature from The Dark Crystal, freaky.
I've been stalking the grape vines.
I can't wait!!
Meanwhile, my little avocado nuts finally begin to break open, after over 1.5 months.
Here's some tips on growing your own little avo tree.
It's so fun.
We eat about 3-5 avocados a week in this house.
And have sprouted little avo seeds in years past.
Sometimes I try to sprout the nuts more often, but mostly they go into the compost.
The last couple of months I started oodles of them.
All you need is the nut/seed, a glass of water and 3 toothpicks.
Then, all you do is wash your nut and put toothpicks in it to aid in suspending it in a glass of water.
Pointy side of the nut goes up, rounded bottom goes in the water.
Several weeks later, if you are lucky and diligent, and make sure there is always water in your glass...
You will see some roots, and a sprout sneaking up.
Then just follow some tips such as these.
And after a little while, you will have one snazzy house plant.
You might not get avocados for 7-15 years if at all, once your tree is in the ground.
I personally like to keep them as beautiful house plants, that love shade and are super low care.
Grow avocado plants/trees.
It's so fun.
And adds a little something to look forward to everyday.
Spying on the little big seeds from time to time.
As for daily stuff.
The ghosties are at it again.
Messing up my room, throwing doors open.
Ears are such strange things aren't they?
But, smart move in human creation.
I mean, how ever would our sunglasses stay up without ears and a nose bridge?
Odd ear things.
And what about putting your hair behind your ears?
Much like, two little sculptures you get to wear on the side of your head all day.
Ugly lil' things we love.
OKay, well, off I go.
I finished most of my big projects and it's studio time.
Oh oh, one thing...
This is sort of stinky but, for a couple weeks I have been chatting with so many of you in comments. At least I thought I was, but noticed day before yesterday, that nothing I said to anyone for weeks was posting. I wrote to my blog service, and they said, yep, it has not been working, so sorry.
So, all my silly tales and responses and chats with you are lost in the ether.
Ever so many of them.
One secret I did want to share is that...
Mister Mad Hatter?
He is not abused, I promise :)
(although I am certain he'd beg to tell you all the ways he is, ha!)
In fact, he dresses and jewels himself.
And gets into all sorts of shenanigans in costume, all on his own.
(that's what I noticed about him when we first met, those curls and the debonair attire)
It's hilarious, and sometimes, I have to ask him to remove some of the garb it's so over the top.
He has acted and such, so this must be part of it.
Plus he's been a musician his whole life, in bands and on stage.
So I guess he loves it.
(and a pain in the tuches too, but who's counting?)
Okay, off I go for now.
See you soon.
1 random thing for the day.
I would LOVE a mechanical music cabinet.
(every single one in the video below is incredible)
pss: Sorta Important.
Okay so, guess what?
All those comments I was leaving you all, and even some from you, that disappeared into the ether?
They were in my blog service spam folder. OH MY!
All my own comments, hello spam.
And some of yours.
I just resuscitated them.
But they got published all jumbled, and some of them, were of some of you saying you wanted to be at the mad tea party. So please please please, if you don't see your name on the list, let me know and I will fix it right away, k?
I would never leave anyone off the list intentionally, ever.
Typepad is working to fix the issue.