january Kirk & I go scootering around Vieques (Puerto Rico) with the Happy Valley Gang

When the friendly ghost upstairs decides he is ready to sell the other half of my house, Dad Feets convinces me to go for it.

february An offer. A deal. A toast.The parental units and I begin buying, banging and scrubbing
Kirk wears himself out putting furniture together.

Walter & Laurie help me get a piano up where no piano has ever been before.

The Sandbox welcome mat is out.

march Now that I am an Inn Keeper, my travel must needs be curtailed. Nevertheless, I do manage to return to Puerto Rico for a one-day build. The sand is good!

Team Trowel and Error takes second place at Port Aransas Sandfest (Team Category) with "Sur-reel"
Here, fishy fishy


Went to Harrison for the Tournament of Champions - I love this place. I love my uke. And I love staring into fire.


sandy feet in San Juan

The Year I Get What I Want

Mine all Mine!

I carved this little mermaid for Scarlet Colley over at the Sea Life Center in Port Isabel

my favorite magazine cover EVER

june my favorite solo sculpture this year was "Town & Country" at Hampton Beach


Gave lots of lessons this summer (thank you Texas Monthly!)


Hosted April & Daniel's (pirate) wedding reception at the SandBox Inn

A quick trip to Martha's Vineyard with Kirk

Wags takes his final snooze in the sandbox. He lived to see his 19th year and he enjoyed his supper and tummy rubs right up to the end -- which is about all I reckon any of us can hope for. 

I will miss him forever.


Back to Harrison to make a little love at the World Championship...

my first house concert (thanks Raina Rose)...

the sandcastle academy sign gets hung (thanks craft camp gals!)

octoberthe last Joemorial

watch team trowel & error get blown up in the next Sandblasters - March 2008

novemberMy first backyard artshow

Christy displays her wares

I turn 50 - sister Deb and best buddy Nancy are there to help


sandbox inn sand castle academy grads Gayle & Richard Glenn took my picture in front of their final project

getting ready for brunch!

I return to Berry Island - this time with Kirk



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