More LOST fun

Now when that day finally comes and that screen goes black,
I’ll be like “LOST ain’t over, man, we gotta go back”
And when it’s finally done nothing else can fill in that gap
Come on now ‘LOST’ ain't over, man, we gotta go back

It’s so strange, I think back and let time extend
Season 6, and I just can’t believe it’s the end
It’s just a show, but it feels like losing a friend
Life goes on, but I’ll never be LOST again.

Credit to these awesome guys.

Some highlights from our LOST finale party

Sometimes you express love for a TV show by dressing up in costumes and taking pictures of yourselves.

Okay, well, we did.

Lots more here.

29 years

Here's a hipstamatic journey though Colin's 29th birthday at the exclusive Club 33, and our day at Disneyland. :o)

Getting Older

"You guys gotta come in here with some young animals one day and this will be easier." (says a Vet we saw over 3 years ago when we were bringing in our old cat and old dog regularly.)

Meat passed away in 2008.

I remember at the time wondering if I ever would have young animals to bring in. We see a different Vet now, one that is familiar with Joey's neverending allergy issues ("some of the worst I've seen," says his doctor.) We go in every 3 months or so. Joey is currently on a regime of ear cleanings every few days, daily eye cleanings, and weekly medicated baths to manage his allergies.

I'm writing this now simply to pass the time until I have to go meet with the Vet again, and pick up Joey, I think, where he's been getting tests all day. We drive 30 minutes to the Vet, because we've since moved, but I want to stick with his current doctor who's familiar with Joey's situation. They didn't exactly tell me he was okay, but they told me I could come in and meet with the doctor. Excellent.

Bloody noses don't bode well for a 14 year old dog.

I'll update later when I know anything. Happy thoughts, if you would. Thanks.

UPDATE: We're home. We won't know too much until the test results come back in a few days. He's sleepy and wobbly, but I think he'll feel better in the morning after he's rested. Seems in good spirits, as usual.

Eternal Remembrance . 48x60 inches . 2010

I wrote the following email to the recipient of this painting when sending her final pictures. Rather than rewriting a blog about it, I decided it was more special to simply share my letter with you. :o)

"I really really love how this turned out. The colors just jump off the painting. The last two pictures were taken when parts of the middle are still wet, so the goopy white stuff won't be visible now that it's dry.

I called this one Eternal Remembrance. Honestly, I couldn't get your experience with your Aunt and her passing out of my mind while painting this new version, so I'm essentially dedicating it to you and her. I hope this brings a little bit of sunshine into your home, and serves as a beacon of remembrance for you and your family!

The UV aspect reflects this as well. I went for a "full wall" of color effect, in part inspired by a vague, perhaps invented interpretation of your family's history, traditions, and mark on the world. I wanted to create a woven tapestry of color and light for you, in an abstract way representing your heritage. I intentionally made the glow aspect unbelievably bright and distinct. Regardless of a blacklight, it should be visibly glowing throughout the night, never fading into darkness, and continuing on through till the morning light returns.

I hope you like it. :o)

Eternal Remembrance is now living happily with a family of kitties and humans in Illinois!

Maslow approves of the new painting.