Sunday, May 16, 2010

Year of the Pig
Painting a Chair from In A Pig's Eye

During a moment of insanity i volunteered to paint one of the chairs from the infamous Salem pub In A Pig's Eye for the Julia Gauthier Scholarship Fund. These were the old chairs used at the Pig before the new ones arrived. A chair will be auctioned off every Friday during their Blues Jam.

The only requirement was that the theme had to do something with Pigs. At first i thought i would do a Pigs in Space chair, visions of Miss Piggy in space. Then decided it would be cool to do a Native American theme with dream catchers, corn, feathers and pigs but Nubi my cat decided to help with the dream catcher and it was futile. A porcine Karl Rove crossed my mind for a second but who is going to buy a rabid republican chair in a blue state! So after agonizing over my options, my TCM heart decided on a Chinese theme chair.

The Year of the Pig!

I am not sure when this chair will be auctioned. (It is still sitting in my kitchen waiting for to be walked over to the Pig. Will post more about this event later.

I am just so happy it is finally finished! I added a pig acupuncture chart on the very bottom of the seat a few minutes ago. Will post that pic later.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

happy birthday salvador dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol
May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Update from Planet Calamari

Right now i am unable to update the Planet Calamari website and will be using the blog for news and announcements.

The Planet Calamari blog and site have been ignored for quite some time. I have not had time to play artist or create much since we have been working nonstop on publishing the new book and recording the distance learning class on veterinary acupuncture.

My beads, colored pencils and baubles are feeling very neglected. ..not to mention i am sleep deprived, a tad cranky and as one of my clients said "looking quite peaked". Hoping to remedy all of these situations as soon as possible! Meanwhile here's the latest scoop:

Announcing New Book & NCCAOM approved CEU class for Acupuncturists!
For more info visit

For art, jewelry,clothing and other fun items visit the Planet Calamari Shoppes!