Monday, August 16, 2010

Jason Mraz & Elmo on the BaileyBlog

Jason Mraz's awesome song "I'm Yours" is one of my favorites, and I certainly didn't think it could be improved upon.  I was wrong.

Jason sang his song on Sesame Street, and before long he is joined by Elmo.  Pure Sesame Street brilliance!  Add to the mix Baby Bear, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and others and how can you not just LOVE this song!?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On the Cat Walk

I know this is probably too soon to post, in that I have failed to post for over 2 months, and now, in just a few days since my last post I feel compelled to post a second item, but seriously, this is just too cool.

For me, personally, shoes do not titillate me in any manor whatsoever.  I acknowledge women's fascination with shoes, yes, but I wear my basic tennis shoes until the soles wear thin with no worries.

THAT BEING SAID, a friend of mine re-posted this image on FB, of the absolute coolest shoe I have ever seen.  Now, I certainly don't envy women...  as they gotta wear those damn high heels, yada, yada, yada... but this IS reallty cool.  Don't ya think?

Who wants to walk the Cat Walk in a pair of these for me? ...on the Cat Walk, and do a little turn on the Cat Walk...

Friday, August 6, 2010

SimbaSpot Inspiration

Okay, I admit it has been far too long since I have posted on here.  I apologize and ask you to forgive me.  Pleeeeeease!

That being said, let me get you up to date.  Fortunately, we have not had any dying pets (nor know of anyone who has) which sadly had been the focus of this blog for far too long.  Instead, animal art (especially, cat art) has inspired me for the last few months.  You recall my last post which announced  Simba, Bailey and Kira & Sidney have inspired me to create graphics large and small.  I have my own animal menagerie now.

Late June I created (nearly-)lifesize 2D animals, creating a "Jungle Safari" for a bicycle event here in Portland.  I "hid" 20 animals in neighbor's yards and challenged kids (and some adults) to seek and find these hidden animals.  I intended for the younger set to find many, but not all, so that I could really challenge the older crowd with a few "very well hidden" creatures.  I was very pleased, that no matter the age, every last kid sought to find each and every hidden creature.  My favorite kid was the one who wanted his picture taken with Bailey & Sidney, who were easily located on our front steps--the kid loved the fact that B & S were wearing ties around their necks.

After Jungle Safari was over, I felt compelled to utilize my 2D cats wearing ties, and embarked on a new adventure during July (and still ongoing) in which I take my 2D Bailey, now christened "Bailey FlatCat", and photograph him where ever he ends up tagging along to.  During July, we visited many Portland landmarks with Bailey FlatCat, including a couple visits to the Oregon Zoo.

Photos from both the Jungle Safari and the adventures of Bailey FlatCat can be found on

My next direction, aside from shirts of my critters, is perhaps some more formal art-like endeavours...  what do ya think?