Tuesday, October 5, 2010

a dream came true

Phoenix and I went to Paris to see Billy Corgan perform an acoustic set as part of the book signing for "Chants Magnetiques" a book he co-wrote with french author Claire Fercak.

What an amazing experience this was, truly unforgettable and magical. Billy was so warm and kind - we will never forget this evening.

the videos from that evening can be seen here
Billy Corgan videos

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Photo site for Ze KahihikoloTribe

As I have exceeded my Flickr free account capacity I have created a new shutterfly account Site URL: KAHIHIKOLOTRIBE e-mail me for the password - or if you are already my friend on facebook find it there ;-)

enjoy our updates

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

new home, new routines

So the move is still fresh in my mind - I am reminded by the new-ness living in the new home on a daily basis by the numerous unpacked boxes still present. Funny enough though I don't seem to be missing any essential items for our day to day lives. It does feel a bit like Christmas when we come across something unexpected and it makes me smile.
New routines are developing too, so far so good - my daily commute is less than half of what it used to be and this includes dropping baby off with his lovely 'day-mom' in the morning.
Phoenix seems to be adjusting well to the new school, even though he already encountered some run-ins with some not so nice kids - mainly girls which are from now on referred to as 'tussies'. He likes his new teacher, which for a change seems to be one that actually does give a damn, a refreshing perspective.

that's all the update I have for now - more to come

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

please be patient

Hi all

This moving process is taking the last bit of energy out of me. I am almost done ;-) seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Anybody waiting for e-mails or packages from me - hang in there. It will all be taken care of, just please bear with me - be patient. xoxo

Hi an Alle

Dieser Umzug raubt mich der letzten Energie - aber ich habs fast geschafft. Ich sehe das Licht am Ende des Tunnels. Wer noch auf e-mails oder Post von mir wartet bitte habt noch etwas Geduld, ich kaempfe mich noch durch mein Chaos. Vielen Dank fuer euer Verstaendnis. LG

Monday, March 1, 2010

and the RAKs go to ....

Bettina / Kreatina



Please send me your mailing addresses -bitte schickt mir eure Adressen

Schoenen Montag noch - Happy Monday

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Creative CHORE

PHOENIXISMS are the silly,wacky funny stuff Phoenix comes up with

at age 6

Journaling :
Phoenix has 1 Chore - Feed the dogs - the other day I heard NEO whining and checked up on him - he was pacing back and forth between the 2 bowls I asked Phoenix 'What is this?' "I GAVE THEM A HAPPY MEAL LIKE AT MCDONALDS"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

clean up and moving = RAKS in the making

For those who don't know this yet - I am moving and packing and sorting and stuff - soooooooooooooooo I am making a give away pile - which means some lucky people will be able to win RAKs packed with random goodies. Let me know what kind of things you like - i.e. what colors/patterns/embellishments and the sorts.

I will select 3 winners on March 1st - so you got some time to get your comments in here spread the word ;-)I have loads of wonderful stuff in my stash...

Da ich am umziehen bin - sortieren, packen etc - hat sich ein Haufen Zeugs in meinem Studio in der Verschenken Box angesammelt, das heisst ihr koennt RAKs gewinnen - sagt mir in eueren Kommentaren was fuer material euch am besten gefaellt z.B. farben,motive,embellishments und so weiter. Ich werde am 1 Maerz 3 Gewinner auslosen - also habt ihr noch Zeit zu kommentieren - weitersagen erlaubt ;-) ich hab massenweise Material zu verschenken...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cheer up card

The card reads - HI I BELIEVE I NEED TO CHEER YOU UP - I made this for a friend who was going through a rough time and was a bit down. On the inside a silly picture of me and the words - HA MADE YOU SMILE !

Sunday, February 7, 2010

meeting Mr Holtz

On Saturday I went on a field trip to Duesseldorf Bettypepper to meet the master himself TIM I am now proud owner of a signed copy of his new book COMPENDIUM of CURIOUSITIES

He is truly one of the nicest people out there - thanks for the great experience and the continued inspiration throughout the years.

Monday, February 1, 2010

snowman massacre tribute

Welcome to February - we have lots of snow and Phoenix and I were playing yesterday with the snow and some brads(from my scrapbooking stash) and food coloring - in honor of Calvin and Hobbes. We might re-enact some more scenes today ;-)
our version of the shark attack needs some improvement - we will work on that one
and since we had yellow food-coloring we made this guy who got so scared of the shark attack he peed himself ;-)
Comments are appreciated

Sunday, January 24, 2010

enjoying the View

from my kitchen window..
from my bedroom window..
this is my new view where I am moving to - I see myself gazing at the distance and just letting my thoughts run wild... reflecting on the past, present and future... it feels good to find a new sense of belonging.
this is now HOME

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

February CROP

I will be holding a CROP at my house in Germany on Tuesday Feb 16th from noon onwards - come for lunch and stay all day - no participation FEE.
Please register by sending me an e-mail mcl.lydia@yahoo.com

CROP bei mir in Deutschland am Dienstag 16. Februar - ab mittag (Essen, basteln, tratschen) - bis spaet - NULL Kosten.
Bitte per e-mail anmelden mcl.lydia@yahoo.com

check out this post to see my space - hier ein Blick auf mein Studio
ze Studio

Monday, January 11, 2010


When I decided to get these tattoos in 1994 I knew I wanted the Symmetry - in my mind it portrays a sense of balance - I did not make an impulse decision on a whim to get a tattoo just for the sake of it. I went to Amsterdam with intent of getting a black ink only tattoo that would be timeless in appearance and that would work well on the shoulder blade and that could easily be mirror imaged for placement on my other shoulder blade.

Friday, January 8, 2010

B is for beautiful Baby

Stamps,cardstock,scallop punch,ribbon and ink are StampinUp - patterned papers are black market paper society

So many babies being born all around has me making cards ;-)

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 you cannot stop me if you tried

2009 had its ups and downs - its challenges, rewards, disappointments, moments of great joy and immense despair, there was anxiety and expectations, love and blessings, realizations and fear...

so for 2010 I am open - ready for the new challenges life throws my way and I will not allow anyone to hold me back, so don't even try because you might get hurt.

I draw my strength from my boys - Phoenix who is my POWERHOUSE and Zane who is our absolute perfect SUNSHINE - they make me happy and I love them both to pieces.

2010 is looking pretty bright - we're leaving the gloomy remnants of 2009 behind - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind - we're letting the good energy in.

I hope you are all as lucky as me xoxo Lydia

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 6 month Birthday Zane

chomping away on a cookie ;-) yum!