a new golden age?

the late 1920s to the late 1940s marks a golden age for film, cartoon, and comic art that has yet to be repeated in my non-expert mind. i wonder if there will ever be another golden age. with so much in the film/animation/comic art world going digital, i'm not sure it will. (not to demean the skill and artistry that goes into digital art, but i'll admit, i'm totally and maybe irrationally biased against it.) i wonder what it was about a post/pre-war/depression culture that infused the arts with so much vigor and vitality. all i know is that when i am anxious, overly stressed, or depressed, working with my hands and creating is nearly always an activity that brings relief. perhaps that has something to do with it.


germination anxiety

i can't plant my seeds in this blasted weather!!!


a house of order......almost

so here's my house.

and here's who i have to thank:

green curtains: john and mary
tv stand and tv: dad and mom
orange chair: bec and bryce

floor lamp: angie from taiwan

blue sofa bed: angie from taiwan
pillows: mom and dad

dresser: mom and dad

(these are my seeds getting their morning sun bath. in the afternoon i move them to the west window for a second soaking of sun)

ottoman: a nice couple in provo
turtle on the fridge: blair and dottie

pot hanger: dad for hanging it!
kitchen cart thing: dave and karin
microwave: angie from taiwan

weirdest oven in all the world. the dials for the burners were blank, so after turning them on to experiment with which direction was "HIGH" and which was "LOW," i wrote in the rest of the temperature labels.

the Victory Sponge (my apron, for those who don't know) looks at home hung up on my circuit breaker switches, don't you think?

the other half of my bedroom (see below for the half with my table). it was like christmas de-boxing all my books that i hadn't seen in years and years. next to the bookcase are two more little IKEA tables with some scrap board resting on them to form a low table for my indoor seed plantings. they get loads of afternoon sun from my bedroom window. last week i put in eggplant, leeks, and some basil. this weekend it'll be peppers, more peppers, some other herbs, and nasturtiums.

bed of loveliness: mom and dad
lamp: mary and john

the bathroom. now mold free!