Friday, October 30, 2009


Hi... Ann just stepped out of the studio so I jumped on the computer to say Happy Halloween!  I love to bark at the kids coming for candy, hehehe. 

Sometimes I like to look really mean like in this photo she took that shows my teeth.

Who'd mess with a 4-legged pumpkin?  I think it's really dumb that she tries to dress me up like this.  Wonder why she doesn't try to dress the kitties like this?

But be careful not to let your dogs get any chocolate because it can make them sick or even kill them!  I found a link about this HERE

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Brief Respite

Have you ever had to switch computers and try to get all your stuff off one and have someone put it on the new machine?  Sounds very handy right?  Sure it does, until you realize that you have to stop using the computer in order to make that backup.  If you're like me, juggling a few projects, it's hard to choose a deadline.   It's gonna have to be tomorrow no matter what... so I might not be posting for the next week dear readers.

So for your dining and dancing pleasure, I'm gonna post a couple of random photos.

Remember when I went out to Fallon to see my friend Elaine Parks' show at the Churchill Arts Center?  They have a great art bar there and holding court over said bar is an "important" bull with a blue garter on one of it's horns.  I was told the bull was important but never got the whole story.

Elaine... it might be a couple more weeks before I get those photos to you... sorry it's taken that long.  I had to take some photos of Elaine and her wonderful ceramic work and am going to send her a CD with the images, after I get the computer swap completed.  She might be able to use them for any PR stuff she might do.

This photo is from the Eat Your Art Out fundraiser for the Sac Metro Arts Commission.  One of our stops was Mulvany's restaurant where we not only had great champagne and home-made motzarella cheese, but were entertained by a young troupe of modern dancers. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

RIP Riki

Got some sad news this morning - one of my oldest friends passed this past weekend.  Riki Matthews was a dancer who I met when I first started taking classes with Robin Cole in Colorado Springs many years ago, back in the early 70s.

We lost touch over the years and restablished contact a couple of years ago via the internet.  She had a career as a dancer and choreographer and ran her own performance group in Denver for a number of years.  She taught English at the college level and was just a dissertation short of getting her PH.D, when she became disabled by fibromyalgia.  She also realized that she was anorxic as well.

If you go to her blog here, you'll see that she was a true progressive politically and socially.  I helped her with that blog since the disease had started to affect her mind, as well as her body.
She cared about the people, like herself, trying to survive on a pittance in this money crazed world we live in.  She was also a poet, as you can tell by many of her posts, who had a unique vision of the world and history.  She was curious about many things beyond the arts and literature.

We have lost a truly one-of-a-kind voice in the wilderness.  But now she is at peace and out of pain.  We will miss you Riki!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank You Readers

Here at Waiting for the Muse we are pleased to announce that we have had over 3,950 visitors to date! I'm saying over that amount because it took me awhile to get hip to the free visitor counters.

And for my non-facebook friends (there must be a few of you), here's the newest photo post there in the spirit of the season.  If I were a bird I'd be spooked by this out in the garden.

Yes, I had to take a day job as a scarecrow in the community garden of my neighborhood.  What's a working girl to do?

I know that times are tight all over, but at least I've not been reduced to eating acorns like this poor critter.

I don't know about you, but I've never really watched a squirrel eat an accorn before.  Very tidy little critters.  Of course they are just like rats with bushy tails, you know.  And they can be even more dangrous than the Rabbit with Pointy Teeth in Monty Python's Holy Grail movie. 

How?  Well my friend, the cute, harmless little thing is thought to carry diseases like The Plague.  And you thought you had to be worried about that H1N1 flu!  Beleive me, there are tons of other stuff you could worry about.

But being a disciple of the philosopher Alfred E Newman, I've decided not to worry.  After all, I have limited control over what seems to be the world, so why sweat it?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just Say Yes to Yourself

This cap was seen on the ground last week after a lunch meeting.  Does anyone know what the kanji symbols on this mean?  Speaking of meaning ....

Aren't self esteem and self confidence just different sides of the same coin?  I don't know about you, but from time to time I have suffered from "The  Imposter Syndrome", which is really self doubt in a different costume.  

As I've gotten older, I've realized that I couldn't be an imposter and done all that I've done in my 50 odd years on the planet.  I've also realized that I needed to be more loving to myself, to trust my intuition and go with my gut.

One of my artist friends on the Yahoo Digital Fine Arts Blog, Karen Sperling, recently posted a very personal look at how she climbed out of the deep hole of no confidence into the bright sunshine of self confidence and knowing that she IS indeed an expert, as we all are!

Here's the link to her blog post or copy and paste the following into your browser

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Right Kind of Award

If you've never heard of the Yes Men, now is the time to learn about them.  Here's the news about a great award they received

I mean how could you not like a group that is into "Identity Correction!  Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else."
Here's a link to their site: