Tuesday, December 29, 2009

happy almost new year

softiebostonterrier, originally uploaded by tobin eckian.

it got a wee bit chilly out there. windy, blustery. the tall strands of goldenrod leftover from the summer blow fiercely about and then stand quite still for a moment.

here's to a nice place of stillness within no matter what the wind blows.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


catbeardog, originally uploaded by e tob.

"Have yourself a merry little christmas
may your heart be light.
from now on our troubles will be out of sight.
have yourself a merry little christmas
make your yule-tide gay
from not on our troubles will be miles away."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

happy december 17th

rosechairpose, originally uploaded by e tob.

sigh. i am packing up a box to send to my folks in western pennsylvania. wish i could help my mom decorate her tree this year. i sang 'o holy night' with maura at port session with her harp last night it reminded me of the years of singing it with my mom. was a true gift to sing it.

one more commissioned cat pillow to go out then finish some holiday cards and thoughts of stocking gifts and food stuffs to make.

take care everywhere.

e tob

Friday, December 11, 2009

ladywithpug - happy Holidays!

ladywithpug, originally uploaded by e tob.

I've been oil painting in my newburyport studio...So glad to be using my grandmother's oils and a new red my friend Kathy handed to me.

Stay rested during these weeks, pace yourself. peaceful solace, loving comfort and joy of being to you this holiday season.

e. tob

Monday, December 07, 2009

catferretdogmouse HAppy dec. 7th!

catferretdogmouse, originally uploaded by e tob.

a wee line up of 7 inch tall stuffing friends with french bull dog in a boat in a bathtub behind them.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


smallsinabox, originally uploaded by e tob.

We're all in a box, fired up and ready to go. Now we are at Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport.