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Trip! - Qualified Perceptions
I seem to have neglected to mention that harrock and I went to visit my family in California last weekend. My niece Amelia is still the Most Adorable Child Ever, and any claims to the contrary will be simply ignored.
The new niece Isabelle is still too much of a very small baby to be exciting (6 weeks), though she does seem to have the same easygoing nature (for a baby) that Amelia did. While Amelia looks very much like Jess and I did when small, Isabelle seems to look much more like Dave. I suppose that's fair. However, I have no pictures of Isabelle 'cause she had a rash from the heat and Jess didn't want it memorialized.

My sister and I were raised in traditional suburbia; I've ended up a pretty solid city mouse, while she's gone much more country. She's raising chickens! Still, of all my family, she's the one who seems like she's closest to the same species as me.

Also on the trip, we saw some old family friends and visited Dad & Jody at Clear Lake, but that's harder to blithely summarize, so I won't.

Also, more stairwell. I'm sure most of you aren't nearly as excited about this painting thing as I am, and I begin to suspect that it's going to be a little overboard by the time it's done. But it's the silly floor, so over the top won't hurt much, and it's easy enough to turn it all white again if we get tired of it.


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kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: June 30th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the wisteria looks fabulous. :)
From: desireearmfeldt Date: June 30th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*I* approve of the goofy stairway art. And really, it's fairly elegant and refined goofy stairway art. :)
marcusmarcusrc From: marcusmarcusrc Date: June 30th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
What she said.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: June 30th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. It really makes me want to do stairway art on my back staircase.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 30th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could pass all my stencil paint tins and sticky-spray along to you when I'm done. :) And even the stencils, if you want the same things. (Pearl has a not-bad selection, but the Internet has zillions more).
greenlily From: greenlily Date: June 30th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stairway art looks great. :)
twe From: twe Date: June 30th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amelia is very cute. I love the pose.

(Are you going to do the giant tree stencil?)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 30th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
No giant tree - I had been thinking of putting it on the wall that now is getting the wisteria (which is a better match because it can be thin and arbitrarily tall). I think it would have been too wide for that wall anyway, now that I realize how skinny it is. :)
merastra From: merastra Date: June 30th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, the wisteria looks great! I agree there's something weird and almost magical how it transforms after you take the stencil off. :-)
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