Just came back from my long-anticipated trip to Syros, Greece. What a lovely island! And the farmhouse I stayed at was hosted by the kindest people, Alexia and Lefteris who have 6-year-old boy named Hermes. Hermes reminds me of Gerald Durrell - a born naturalist. He showed me all kinds of geckos and other interesting creatures that he gently caught and released. While I was there I intended to do watercolors but I quickly tired of doing mediocre landscapes and started drawing crazy creatures. The result is the video story above. Below are pictures of the farmhouse and my trip.
A Frog and Toad Party (with a little bit of Dragons Love Tacos) and attended by a hampster that would mimic what everyone said or sang.
Followed by a trip aboard a pirate ship where Dangerbones McSalt (Oliver) and Creeping' Jelly Bait (Emmett) battled the sneaky pirate, Lyin' Bryan to get the stolen treasure back. (They won and got a bit of treasure for themselves.)
In all of my ePortfolio work I talk about using the blog as an engine for collecting evidence and tagging that evidence so that during the selection process it is easy to filter. But I never follow my own advice. So as of today (1/15/13) I am going to begin dumping things in here and see if I can train myself to get in the habit of posting something at least once a week.