Monday, May 20, 2013

My Friends Are Crazy, My Children Are Goats and This Happened

I've written before about the connections I have made with other bloggers online. About how some of the people who understand me the best live inside my computer and I've never actually met them in real life.

I was chatting with one of those people a while back, Lillian from It's a Dome Life. Our conversations always have a way of meandering.

Yeah. That's a word for it.


We talk about everything from the most practical to the most outlandish. We discuss blogging platforms and fan reach and creative ideas. We talk about making pants for squirrels, then red satin lined capes.

No, I'm not kidding.

Anyhow, I was chatting with her a while back and somehow we got onto the topic of kids eating paper. (seriously, don't ask how we got onto the topic, because I honestly can't remember...but that's how our discussions go).

I told her my kids were goats.

Not literally, of course. They are human children, not goat kids.

They all, however, went through goat-like phases where they ate paper. They ripped apart books and magazines and

Like goats.

I had forgotten about that stage until my brother brought my niece to the house, and she was firmly in goat stage.

Lilly laughed because somehow Tiny Small must not have gone through goat phase, and the mere suggestion that my kids are goats gave her an idea.

I love when Lilly gets crazy ideas from me, because they turn into something awesome.

She made this.

Didn't I tell you that Lilly is an amazing artist???

She is.

Her collage work is nothing short of stupendousness. (yes, that's a word. I just made it up.)

She painted the backgrounds, found goats (where she found so many goats, I am not sure), then made my kids into the kids I said they were.

I'm the queen bee at the top, logically.


Her talent is beyond anything I could comprehend. I can barely draw stick figures, and she inspires me with every piece she creates. The fact that she made this FOR ME makes me want to cry and laugh and hop in my car and drive to her house and hug her.

I hosted a guest post of hers a while back, and you can find it here. Included in that are several of her watercolor pieces.

She is one of the kindest, most talented people I know. You should go check her out, I'm sure that you will love her as much as I do. AND she wears tutus.

Her Blog.

Her Facebook Page.

Her etsy shop.


  1. Love Lillian's work! This is funny and cute.

  2. of my three girls, I have one who eats books and has for about 2 years now. (she just turned 3) When can I expect the goat phase to end??

    Also, I love Lillian too - she *is* super creativness. :-)

  3. Hilarious! I love her! I had no idea she was that nutty! Now I love her even more.

    I know exactly what you mean about the meandering conversations. I do the same thing with some of my favorite people that live in my computer. It's nice to know you're not alone in crazytown, isn't it?

  4. I love that you guys did this. I can't wait to share the collage. Once crazy people stop bugging me I'll be able to get on it. This was a great post and for some reason, I always thought we were making pants out of squirrels.

    Just kidding.

  5. I love this post so much. That painting makes me laugh. I almost wish I had kept it. It was so much fun to make.

    I am so glad we have a place to be our nutty, crazy, squirrel pants selves. It's a relief to have people in your life who get you and who like to laugh.



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