More More Inishmore: Rocky Temples and Traffic Donkeys

Ireland really is a land of mystery. After all, where else can one day last two weeks (on Earth, that is)? Last week we ditched Finn McSpool sometime in the early afternoon at Inishmore's Poll na bPeist (aka "Wormhole"). Now, it's time to hop back on Killer (that would be Killer the Attack Bike for … Continue reading More More Inishmore: Rocky Temples and Traffic Donkeys

Finn “Cousteau” McSpool: Underwater Explorer

Finn McSpool, Mr Husband, and I have returned from Maui, Hawaii! Of course, with a monster tucked into your luggage (or finding his way out, as is often the case), there's plenty of fun to share. So let's get underway with Finn's adventures from 30,000 fest in the air to a few feet under the … Continue reading Finn “Cousteau” McSpool: Underwater Explorer

Beastie Meets Beasties at the Oregon Zoo

I know I promised a continuation of my tales from Orvieto for today's post, but I thought I'd take a little break from the Italian adventures and share a recent outing that's a little more local. As you know, Finn McSpool recently moved to the U.S. from Ireland (although he's thinking about packing his bags and … Continue reading Beastie Meets Beasties at the Oregon Zoo

Please Help the Not-Quite-Right Giraffe

Sometimes my projects go better than expected (such as my recent colored pencil zebra drawing). Other times, I think a piece is going along splendidly, but somehow in the end the whole thing just ends up being a bit off. Take for example the giraffe drawing/painting I completed last week. The inspiration came from this darling photo by Gary Jones … Continue reading Please Help the Not-Quite-Right Giraffe

Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”

When people ask me how many pets I have, my response is a quick "Four cats and two guinea pigs." After getting the Are-You-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady look, the conversation continues on to either cute things the cats do (if talking to a fellow cat lover) or on to other topics (if talking to a normal person). But in … Continue reading Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”