Friday, June 26, 2009

Mr. Chesterfield


Here is a fabulous picture of young Mr. Chesterfield.  This little man has some real spirit.  He spends his evenings carrying his bed around and then sees how much he can rip it apart.  When on the phone with Mom I can hear him in the background snarling and maiming his squeaky toys.  He acquired the name Chester because it has the same tempo as his first name, Bruiser.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Overhang Bypass

overhang bypass
I just got back from visiting the art spirits for consultation in the desert. However right now I am going to show off a couple of pics from my last trip to Yosemite with Jim and Ondine. We had a great time with incredibly mild weather. On the South side of the Valley we were in the shade most of the time. the route is rated 5.6- 5.6 my rosy red cheeks! First off there is a missing block so if you are shorter than 5'5" you are screwed. On top of that this old school 5.6 so I think....maybe 5.8 in places.
ondine and jim overhang bypass
Long approach, but that keeps away the crowds. Lots of ants this time of year- lots of ants crawling and biting my hands when I was leading the fingertip treverse. I was a little displeased.
Valley 09 copy
The views are fantastic especially once you crest the top and look down onto Bridleveil Falls.
Top of Bridleveil Falls
Then the decent down the Gunsite is long but really amazing.
Gunsight
All and all good times we had by all- even when I tied the lead line in a knot while down climbing, traversing and ascending without removing my protection. Ahhh rope drag, my friend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Riding a bike with a pencil


Drawing is like riding a bike.... you don't forget how. Now after taking off 2 years from cycling and don't expect to win the Tour de Basque.... I was quite happy with this portrait of Rizo. I would consider this Mysteriosity. I think that's why I am drawn to animal portraits...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Suprise






While driving around San Fran one afternoon leaving the climbing gym at Crissy field we just stumbled upon the most awesome sight.  I said to Travis "That has to be an Andy Goldsworthy!"  We got out of the car and wandered around, hoping to find sinage or something.  Along came a worldly looking couple who said they drove up from San Luis Obispo to see the great Andy Goldsworthy sculpture in the Persidio.  I think I adore this city because it is filled with mysteriosity.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ears


It is possible that Bubo might have a kind of skin cancer on her hears. The life of an outdoor kitty is wild and dangerous. However it might be just a topical skin problem. I m not too worried(thank god for zoloft). We brought Bubo into our lives so we could help a "senior" live our her days in comfort and love. The worst case if it is cancer is ear removal. Thankfully this is not a cancer that is likely to move to her organs. So maybe then we will get a Scottish Fold Cat.
Photo by jurveston courtesy of Creative Commons

Ray of Sun


Under the weather today....Bubo with ear issues, Hermes with Bubo teethmarks on her tail, and Juniper isn't sleeping in the bed with us....rest is good.
On the cute side of life I got great news from Mom and Dad....enter Chester!  I can't wait to meet him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mascot
Jordan McCorkle, here at Timbuk2, took this photo as Rizo and I modeled some of Timbuk2's upcoming bags. At work they call me the Dog Whisperer.