Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Quick Look at Danny

Danny, the Tattoo Man and his Tattoos~ 14"x 18"~ mixed media, wool applique on cotton with charcoal pencil on paper~ ©2011 Danielle Crane

 The faces Danny chooses from depending on his mood.

 Danny's wife, Lisa. Also the Bearded Lady.


The different "tattoos" are all significant to Danny or myself. The "DK" in a circle is a tattoo that my brother has in the same spot, the scissors are from my grandmother, another sewer, the snake, butterfly, moon/star  and eye represent Danny's fellow circus-mates, "nevermore"=Poe, of course. The railroad track, palm, skulls/faces and pair of eyes are representative of my work, past and present. 

"Oh, Danny Boy" and Danny's very name is a shout-out to a man who once had ambitions of becoming an actual Tattoo Man!


More to come, I promise. Halloween!!!!!!!!!!
But that's all for now because the lightening outside my window (and, therefor, far to close to this computer) is making me nervous!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Me and My Mother's Day Gift

Wondering where I am?

I'm right here. On my new iPad!!!

My guys got me an iPad for Mother's Day. Aren't thet wonderful?! So, here I am trying to figure it all out.

Anyway, I'll return to the world of blogging soon. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Asher (just up from nap): Mom, I saw a bootie in my bed.

Me: A...bootie?

Asher: Yeah!

Me (thinking that I'm just not understanding him): What's a bootie?

Asher: You know. My bottoms. Sleepin'.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A New Drawing & A New Dinner

We had a bright, sunny and warmish afternoon yesterday so, while Asher played outside, I sat in the sun and did a little drawing. I am working on a series of Poe's ladies from his stories. Ligeia is on the work table being stitched so I decided to draw Lenore.

Lenore~ 9x12~ drawing, graphite on paper~ ©2011 Danielle Crane

Lenore~ close-up

For dinner, I made a recipe from here. It was quite yummy! I don't like cheese (yeah, whatever) so I left out the Parmasean and I switched out the broccoli rabe for broccoli. Again, yum!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding + Good-Bye + Round-Two = Emotional Strain

Did you watch the royal wedding?

I watched a quick-ish recap of the whole thing Friday morning, after getting kids to school and so forth. I wouldn't say that I had that "Wedding Fever" that was going around. But I was experiencing some bouts of nostalgia brought on by the Royal Wedding.

I remember being a ten year old girl watching a prince marry a princess. Does it get any better than that for a ten year old girl? I don't think so! Princess Diana looked so beautiful and that dress was perfect for a princess. It gave my young imagination much to work with. Many princesses with puffy sleeves were drawn in that era. Many.

And, now... Well, it was a very sweet, ten minute recap that I watched Friday morning. Prince William and Prince Harry were cute to watch. (Asher thought Prince William was a fireman in his red coat. That was enough to hold his attention!) Kate looked beautiful. My taste in dresses-fit-for-a-princess has obviously changed. It made me think of Grace Kelly. Well done!

What preoccupied me more, was what occurred the night before. Michael Scott left Dunder Miflin. I laughed. I cried. I thought it was well done (as much as I wanted him to stay). Not too emotional but still realistic. And no devastating surprises. (I'm still not over the news of Colonel Henry Blake's helicopter going down.) I loved all the "call-outs" that were sprinkled throughout the episode. I laughed. I cried....

And what is currently occupying me? The Flyers (Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. Professional ice hockey.) made it to Round Two of the Stanley cup play-offs and they are playing the Bruins (Boston. Boo Hiss.) Oh, the anxiety!

Nothing Doc Martin couldn't cure, eh? :)
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