Alpine, California, United States
December 07
I am here in cyberspace trying to understand the true nature of reality. My artwork can be seen in the blog link below.!home/mainPage


Zanelle's Links

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 8:24PM

Wyoming Baby/ weekend fiction

   Born in the middle of a white out snowstorm at the Wild Bill Hickok Hospital the little baby barely survived.  She lived with her mom and dad in a remodeled garage.  It was during the aftermath of World War II and there weren't many groceries on the shelves or jobs… Read full post »

  The world went dark in a moment.  A power unit in Arizona triggered a massive outage and it has been traced to an employee removing a monitor from that unit. It is unusual that it took down the power from so many systems that were linked. It is impressive that… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 9:45AM

Reading for Kids and Adults

   When we found this book in Spanish for our one year old I was amazed.  It is so much fun to sit with her and push the buttons and shift the gears while we learn Spanish and listen to all the funny sounds.  The pictures are glossy and the words… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 7:52AM

Would I like to live in a Harem?


      Being entertained, sheltered, taken care of and adored doesn't sound like a bad gig.  I can imagine myself immersed in the domestic arts, raising children and having sex once in awhile with a strong, attentive fellow.  

   I remember seein… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 9:03AM

Rainbows in a Spider Web

   When you move to a new neighborhood it is so exciting.  I start out taking photos of everything.  After five years I thought there was nothing else to take a photo of when I walked by my favorite houses in Hillcrest. Then I saw the rainbows in the spiderwebs!  … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 8:42AM

Forced Napping

 We make our little one year old girl take a nap sometimes.  I have forced myself to take a nap too.  When I am going thru a stressful time I set a time and go lay down.  I tell myself that I can't move for a half hour.  Sometimes even a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 8:15AM

Good News Sunday! Petunia is Back!!

Petunia is back in all her glory.  Standing a little taller.  Almost taking a step on her own but not quite.  Pointing at everything and she has figured out that some things can go inside other things.  Baby Physics. 

         &nb… Read full post »

  I can't imagine not wanting to go on a journey.  To travel is in my blood and it makes it boil.  All my life I wanted to explore and visit new lands.  As a little girl I traveled with my parents and then on my own when I grew up. … Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 9:42AM

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 12:35AM

How do they sleep? Project Runway Nerves

  I'm watching the artists and designers collaborate on the new Project Runway show.  They have two days to work on this big assignment and they go back at 10pm and have to wake up and be at the studio early the next morning.  I can imagine them laying awake after… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 10:10AM

Why Push Yourself Thru Pain?

  When people are in pain they seem to react by either giving up and going to bed or pushing their way through the day.  I choose to lay flat on the floor with ice packs all around me.  I am trying to understand chronic pain tho and how it affects… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2011 10:55AM

Living with a Bank Robber

  For the last four years I lived with a man who had robbed six banks and he robbed two of them twice! He served six years in prison for the crimes.  May 27 he died after a DUI car accident and ten days on a ventilator.  He was always good… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2011 11:27AM

Foodie Tuesday

I love my frying pan

Is frying in Grapeseed oil really so bad?

Red Pepper, eggs and ww bread.

Is that such a bad breakfast?


Fry has turned into a bad word

But the sourdough pioneers of Alaska

survived with their skillet alone

I like to fry things.… Read full post »

   People applauded when this movie was over today.  I had tears in my eyes and I had belly laughs to remember.  I felt like I wanted to do something important with my life when I walked out of the theater.  Somehow I felt braver and wiser.

   Cissy Tyson was… Read full post »


  I had to depend on my words to describe the invasion of ants to my computer desk in my last post.  Now I am faced with trying to describe my valiant efforts to rescue bugs in the swimming pool.

  I am so tempted to get my camera to… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2011 8:41AM


  They travel up my arm from my computer mouse.  My desk is black so I cannot see them approaching.  I just feel a sudden tingling and swat them dead. 

  Ever since I moved my desk by the door the summer heat has made them emerge from under the… Read full post »

AUGUST 28, 2011 10:16PM

Back to Life after Pain


     Back out in the world after three weeks of horrible pain and darkness, my mother enjoyed the drive along the coast today and a pizza lunch.  The worst of the Shingles in her eye seems to be over.

    Aren't we lucky to be alive?  I… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 5:08PM

Waiting for Lightning



               I just saw the most beautiful butterfly flitting thru the trees in the back yard.  There were quite a few of them and they were more active than usual this afternoon because a big thunder storm is moving through the mountain… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2011 11:44AM

Making Friends/ Weekend Fiction



 The malicious myna bird ate a marvelous mango on the mantel.  It was a mess of juicy liquid and slimy slivers of the fruit that M… Read full post »



I remember when Twiggy hit the scene.  We were reeling from the buxom age of Marilyn Monroe and Eva Gardner.  36 24 36 was the answer for what body type was best.

I had the… Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2011 10:20AM

More Crazy Art Work


  Finally finishing up a mosaic I had started with just a circle of mirror pieces.  I added colored pieces of glass, stems of… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 10:20PM

Cheering Myself Up




       I spent the afternoon in the backyard under four different kinds of trees that supply an endless show of flickering shadows.  I dozed and read a book on Near Death Experiences and did a little work on an M&M art project for a… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 10:28AM

Finding joy amid suffering.


               The good news is that the Shingles in my mom's right eye are almost gone.  This is the third week and we are glad to hear the end is in sight.  However the pills will continue because, as the doc said, better… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2011 7:55AM

Worry Worry Worry

    " Hello, can you hear me?"  My mother is the one who is hard of hearing but somehow she thinks that question will give her the reassurance that it is not her problem but mine.  My hearing is good but hers is getting worse every minute and then it rises… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2011 8:14AM


  Have you heard of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt?  It is an experience to just walk into the store and the quality of the product is outstanding.  Here is the Pinkberry store that opened in the Hillcrest district of San Diego a couple years ago.  The windows glow with green circles and… Read full post »