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Well my dears, 2012 is upon us already. Water Dragon Year beginning on January 23rd by the Chinese calendar. I have big and ambitious plans this year to complete some major mosaic/tile work at the Tile House. Video plans for proposing a kickstarter project are in the works as is some serious thinking about what…

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Mother Smith, took the entire family on a paradise cruise ship to Mexico this past weekend. We had a GREAT time, eating, laughing, drinking and shopping in Ensenada. Watch the slideshow of our trip on my flickr site.

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Here on the coast in Santa Barbara we have datura, just like in the desert. How funny a plant like this can grow in two such opposite environments!! Also in Santa Barbara is the dollar store and they have pretty plastic from China.

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