In Budapest I kept finding street stickers. I unstuck them from whatever surface they were on and restuck them in my journal.
I'm still adding photos & flea market finds to my pages. Working at a snail's pace!
I pulled a wheatpasted street poster down on my first Budapest outing, cut it up, and added it to my journal.
If any of you are pregnant and expecting a boy, may I suggest the name above. You know…something different.
My fence is completed. I always love it when the job is done, the workers leave, and things get back to normal.
I think my sweet boy would have already sprayed every one of the pickets and established his territory.
when he wasn't napping…
or doing yoga.
Mónika Knapp says
Ganxta Zolee is actually a rapper/musician here in Hungary. I think not the most likeable person at the first sight.
If you would like to know the meaning of some of your ephemera bought in Hungary I would appriciate to help you!
bless you, mr. buck moss….napper….yogi….poser….lover boy….
Leslie J. Moran says
Loving the fence and my oh my all that journaling! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a wealth of words in one of your creations. Great that you had a large format to be able to express all those raw emotions. Hope the breathing is a bit easier these days, those kidlettes of yours surely ought to help!
My name is Domenico. I run a very primitive cat rescue, which is to say I try to save as many cats as I can while attending high school here in Long Beach (Renaissance High School for the Arts). If you are interested in getting another cat I might be able to help. I have a particularly pretty calico with light green eyes, not quite a year that might be of your liking. My best friend left me on St. Patricks Day of this year so I totally understand if it is too soon.
donna, doni, lady d says
Fabulous Fence. compliments moss cottage. street stickers. sublime. Donna
The fence is a beautiful tribute to your beloved Buck! The Budapest journal is amazing already and I can’t wait to see more. I spotted the postcard! I only wish I could see your journals in person and hear the pages creak and crackle as I turned them one by one!
Debbie G. says
A ‘snail’s pace’ for filling in your journal is how it should be, so you can savor the memories you are currently pasting in. I love your innocent bravado in taking DOWN a poster to put into your journal; I’ll have to remember that trick. As for Buck’s fence? It’s gorgeous and it’s how he will keep everyone in Moss Cottage safe! Hugs.
Susie LaFond says
Moss cottage looks divine with it’s brand spankin new fence ready to defend. It’s truly perfect. Your Budapest journal is looking pretty amazing too. I can just feel the tension from the past week flowing away and being replaced with the kind of calm that only comes with sweet memories found someplace far away. You are spinning magic tucked behind those pickets. PS. I think you made good use of those wings. 😉
your pages are so amazing. You inspire me in your work and your choices in your journal. Would love one day to meet you and sit beside you as you work. xo hugs bonitarose
uh sister – Giant Buck was just here in Lawrence this morning. You know he can’t help but tease his cousins and call them housecats even though they are big giant gray rabbit cats. He breezed through the garage and sprayed all the tires on the cars. Now Lewis and Clark are on high alert. I looked up and shook my finger at Buck and he reached out with that lightning fast paw of his and caught me – then he picked me up and licked my head!
Love the journal, the fence and all the photos.
What’s the next adventure? Plans made already? Who choses the destination? Do you alternate?
Michele Unger says
I just had to put down my darling boy, my Orcie, the day before leaving for Mexico, so every post where you mention Buck really strikes a cord. I have found your idea of the giant Buck peeking at you from behind beautiful buildings in Budapest such a comfort and I keep looking to see if that very phenomenon might be happening here, in San Miguel, with my Orcie. I haven’t seen him yet, but he’s close by….I can feel him. He’s probably down at the Pollo Feliz, gorging himself.
As for Ganxta Zolee, well, when my daughter was pregnant, with a boy, I suggested Ghengis Elvis as a name. Both Annie and my son-in-law were less than pleased, but I have to say, it really sort of grew on me. I mean, a kid with that name would be a power on the playground! Did you ever see LA Confidential? Rollo Tomasi!
Shar Ulm says
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos, Mary Ann. They made my morning.
Love the journal! The fence looks great!
I enjoyed following you on your trip to Budapest and now I get to see it again in your beautiful journals.
Your new fence looks great. I’m sure Buck would have marked his territory! I think about you and Buck. I can’t imagine losing one of our cats.
julie macneil says
here we go!!!!! i know we are in for fantastic ride on your journal ship!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!
Quite a few goodies this morning…..love that you ‘repurposed’ the street stickers….job well done on the picket fence…and of course,
my favorite pic of Buck ‘doing yoga’!! “feline felicitations” to the day or ‘cat morning pose’ whichever you prefer!!!
missy from the bayou
peggy mcdevitt says
Your Journal is fantstic and a memory keeper for sure. Fence looke great, Buck would have loved it, he’s doing yoga and thinking. It’s so hard to lose a friend even if it’s a furry kind. Actually the bestest friend.
Love the street stickers, posters, etc. Such rich colors. This is going to be one incredible journal.
I love how they did the gate! I am sitting at my computer with a pile of fence supplies sitting in my yard just beyond. The fence starts going up Monday. I can’t wait to see what my two cats think of their safe haven. Especially since our calico figured out how to stick her claws through the screen door and pull it open for her and her brother and let themselves out. Clever kitty.
Lisa Mallette (euphoriastamper) says
Those stickers are the epitome of awesome and you really know how to do them justice! So much fun to see your journaling again; I missed that. 🙂
All things looking good. I would go on a trip with you any day!
Violet Cadburry says
The fence is perfect. Buck must be looking down from kitty heaven and enjoying all the virgin wood, sniffing out just the right places to give it a good virtual head rub, claw scratching, and deodorizing, just to break it in for you. You are the most intrepid traveler, not satisfied to just look, but having the need to experience it all: be it water, earth, humans, or art. You should start your own FTB journalistic tours….I’ll sign up:)
ruth krening says
what they said!!! love the yoga photo of Buck……..and I agree……..the fun and “work”of marking that fence??? priceless!! Cannot wairt to see the final Budapest journal. It will be your finest ever!!
I had a similar fencing situation many years ago with one of my sweet dogs, Chester. My mom was in the hospital so I was away more than usual and he really hated me being away. He was a great escape artist. One evening before I came home from seeing about mom, he found his way out. I never found him. I went everyday to the animal control for 3 months. I still miss him and that was 12 years ago. I really beefed up the fence after that. Your fence is beautiful and Buck understands…
Carmen Tangherlini says
Now past the child bearing age but will suggest the unique name “Ganxta Zolee” for a grandchild’s name! After reading your blog visited your sister Carol’s blog and enjoyed seeing your Mom happily pose for Carol taking her picture. Happy Mama Moss and happy Mary Ann and Carol Moss! Love your sense of humor!
Buck Moss ISN’T LOST!!! He is zipping all over the world!!
Fence is cool. Pages are really cool. Outrageous sign ripping is even BETTA!!
You new fence looks great. And it looks like it will do a good job of keeping those big bad dogs out of your yard. Love when you post images of your sweet Buck in his various poses. We all miss him.
I really love your Budapest pages…what beautiful and interesting papers, stickers, and memories! (You won’t be offended if I don’t come to you for baby-naming advice, though, will you? J/K!)
Moss Cottage, Fence is wonderful your garden well wonderful, Buck yes he would enjoy that fence looking out with hes chest allpuffy saying I dare you to cross my Moms fence in all hes king like ways. The best,
amy in Texas says
A beautiful fence to keep Buck’s buddies safe. And the Budapest pages are looking great!
What a beautiful fence. I am sure Buck would have loved the challenge of marking every picket.
Jane Bradley says
Love your new fence…. still so sorry for your loss of Buck Moss. It is so hard to lose these little furry babies we love so.