"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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


The grey background was rather depressing, albeit elegant.
Rather than modify the image background, I tweaked,
and tweaked,
a-a-and twe-eee-eaked
the template to change the color...
then I had to change the width...  then the padding... *sigh* ... till something relatively decent was appearing... AND worked!!!

BUT, but, a good way to learn!

I now looks like this (for future reference):
Tweaking Vincent

I chose the green from one in the abckground, then lightened it some.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


,I enjoy things that tickle my funny bone.

“The noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog;
it feeds the hand that bites it.”
Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 90) Canadian educator and writer

Sometimes a little dark humor also.
"Light" dark...    ; ))))

I also have a collection of the ones below...
May they be called "women's exasperation", for those tether's end days?
Or when we tire of unbridled domesticity...
(and although pictured with women, due to the last 6000 years or so of training, they also apply to all who suffer the constraints of sterotyped straightjackets, which end up becoming the apparel of use whether of cloth or chemicals)(that means men, too, dearies!)

Trying to do it all
(with your happy-face ON!)

And Baby makes three

(for when you're particularly exasperated!!!)
(there are more from this section, but will leave to another post)

Can't leave these ones out!

And, to say goodbye...

Note: The images above were culled from myspace and photobucket. The images belong to their rightful owners.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Background

While I'm working on.... trying to get something to work! ... on making my own template, I just couldn't resist the loveliness of this background, with Blogger Minima template.

It's from Itkupilli, a Finnish designer, from her site, from a painting of Vincent van Gogh
I love the colors, and the work of van Gogh, who I was drawn to as a youngster and greatly inspired me on in the formation my personal art work theory.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hello here, again!

Ages since last blogging!

But then, doing quite a bit of New Year organizing&cleaning.
So much so that I was hors de combat for two weeks due to left arm&shoulder aching @##$%!! After 3 sessions of healing (chiropractic, deep shiatsu, and massage&energy), today I finally got back to shoving shelving and boxes around.

This week I was able to do compwork, reviewing my cad projects of the closets (wardrobes/brit) that I do hope we'll be able to have made this year. Last year due to the financial/economic crisis, these plans had to be set aside.

Also, hassling and getting hasled by Firefox, as IE6 has a death warrant on it, and doesn't work with Youtube anymore! So, working with both. (Shall getting a later version of IE... this week, I hope)

Finally took down my "blog-tree" or rather, my Christmas background, here at blog-corner. My "real" tree and decorations I amazingly got down on the right day! This, by tradition, is Jan 6th, the "Reis Magos" Day, Dia de Reis - will find translation and add later.*

Sometime soon, I have to review and upload the "posts" I did offline: Christmas ones plus. I just discovered a cool function: I can "back-date" the post, so they should appear on the day I wrote each! We-e-e-elll, I think that's how it works!

* Hmmnnnn, weelll, that would be the day the "We three Kings of Orient are..", of the Christmas carol, and Bible, arrived to visit baby Jesus, and bestow on him some frankincense, myrrh and gold. Also called the Three Kings, the Three Wise Men and Kings, or Kings from the East.
Ok, ok... the last I got from Wiki:
In Christian tradition, the Magi (pronounced /ˈmeɪdʒaɪ/; Greek: μάγοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, or Kings from the East, are a group of distinguished foreigners who are said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, myrrh and frankincense. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity and in celebrations of Christmas.
Here in Brasil on this day, in the areas where folk traditions are still observed, you have groups that visit the households, the Folia de Reis, with their typical and traditional songs and instrumental accompaniment.

**Aaahhhhhh! Here it is: "Epiphany"!!!

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year!

... and a rainbow on New Year's Day!
Luck, health, love, peace and happiness for all!
(... and a pot of gold is always welcome!)