It’s not just me, either

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life40 Comments

Everyone loves Chippy. But Cole has an agenda. The reason he's feeding Chip in this shot is because he wants a lizard of some sort. I'm really a bit hazy on it, because every time he mentions the word "newt" or "iguana" my thoughts completely glaze over with the knowledge that I'm going to have to break his little heart … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s not just me, either

Best life…and best friends

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life30 Comments

Have I mentioned lately how attached I'm getting to Chip the Dog? Well, I am. Not so much that I'm going to cause a scene when the globe-trotting Smith family return, and lay claim to their pet. I know my role in this whole thing. No, really…I get it. One of the Smith family members was home over the weekend, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBest life…and best friends

So, where was I?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

Whewie! That last post done sucked all the life outta me! Thank you. For all your kind and supportive words. I love getting support from people I don't know. You think I'm joking? Not joking. I can't speak for all addicts, but this one looks for reinforcement at every turn. So, thank you. Upon re-reading that post, the one thing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSo, where was I?

Who’s better than me today?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life183 Comments

I’d really planned to write something special on the topic that I’m about to write about. Really. I’ve been thinking, and coming up with really clever analogies and angles for the past month in anticipation. (And Mom, you might want to stop reading now, because I don’t want you to be upset and think, “What the hell?” because right now, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWho’s better than me today?

My dirty little secret

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

I, Cathy Zielske, make my living in the realm of color and space; harmony and flow, balance and repetition, these are my trade tools…I take words and images and make visual magic. I’m a designer. It’s what I do. In short: I make things look real good. But you’d never know I make big bucks doing this if you walked … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy dirty little secret


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life207 Comments

At 5 a.m. this morning, Cole calls out to me from his room, "Moooooom….I think I had an accident." No worries, buddy. Come to my bed, go back to sleep. Next, it's 7:30 a.m. and I'm walking into the kitchen to get coffee going and I see that my sweet Dan has given me a brand spankin' new blender (something, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeForty-one

My girlie wrote this

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

I am from Here, the place I was bornFrom a mom and a dadFrom toast or oatmeal for breakfastFrom very cold wintersI am from HereWhere there's trees from everywhereAnd sun all aroundI am from vacations to NevadaAnd one international flightI am from Utah taking my mom awayAnd very grand birthdaysI am from Here She wrote this a few weeks ago … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy girlie wrote this

Chip waxes philosophic

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

Dear Beloved Family, It seems there've been some requests for direct updates from me…so while the Lady is off drinking her weird, hot dark water, and grumbling about "I didn't sign up to be a maid" while picking up soft, nice smelling things off the floor, I thought I'd dash off a quick note to let you know how I'm … Read More

Cathy ZielskeChip waxes philosophic

Lobbin’ it from 3-point land

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking48 Comments

I'm not sure what that entry title really is trying to say, but I scrapbooked again, and it feels somehow…miraculous. And Donna D. has got to be feeling so proud right now. Why? Trash to treasure, baby. The black stuff on the layout is the packaging for those cool Teresa Collin's giant chipboard letter thingies. And, more of the lovely … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLobbin’ it from 3-point land