"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Relatives: Good Medicine!

Dec 03, 2004 Virgo - Weekly
Relatives have a way of not just pushing our buttons but also of enticing us to regress to the people they are more comfortable knowing and manipulating. If you find yourself bogged down in such a state unable to defend yourself or even speak your mind just remember to say Hmmm, this really sucks. Then add Wow, I wonder what it felt like to be a little kid in this very position. Then throw in But I’m not a kid. I’m a grownup with car keys in my pocket and an actual life of my own. Then wait 30 seconds for the remedy to take effect.
— Eric Francis , Planetwaves

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pluto... today

Pluto is the tiny anti-planet that so many people love to hate. Despite the recent discovery and naming of Eris, Pluto remains the final arbiter in the current scheme of the cosmic psyche, the bottom line relating to sex, death, money and power. When we break through this rather congested, tumultuous dimension of reality, we can can come out somewhere known as The Self.
— Eric Francis

Friday, March 07, 2008

O Tempo de Paulinho

"O tempo vive em mim. Não tenho saudade do passado, nem persigo o futuro"

--- Paulinho da Viola (Revista Época, 15 Out 2007, p 124)
que completou 65 anos no dia 12 Nov 2007

Thursday, March 06, 2008


My sister-in-law asked me to design a Hobbit hole, or house, for her.

But nooooo...blush3still
not exactly a house, but a house logo, for her medicinal herb business.

After the let down...  
Yiiippee! I get to draw some hobbity-bitty houses!

Off to googleland I went for images to refresh my memory...

One of the absolutely delicious things I found was this:

Simon Dale

Simon Dale's site is full of scrumptious photos of the building of his hobbity-ish home.
Below are a few...







And he even has some hobbitesesss to go with the house!

 (Just too cute! 'Ware Frodo!)
All images © Simon Dale