Belly Art on Display

IMGP1220Walk into Pine Cone Café any time this month and prepare to be mesmerized, or in my kids’ case, a little giggly. Personally, I was in awe of the beauty. In honor of mothers, local artist Francine Krause has adorned the walls with her art. If you are not familiar with Francine, you should be – especially if you are currently pregnant or thinking of becoming full with child. Francine founded BellyMask.com in 1991, a company that offers kits for mothers-to-be to create a mold of their pregnant belly to be used for art long after the baby has grown. These plaster molds are beautiful plain, or decorated with paint and fabric. Does it sound strange? Sure. Even I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect as I made my way down N. Main St. in Sebastopol to a tiny café hidden at the end of the shops lining the street. But once inside, I understood. (more...)

Sonoma County Teen Idol

Do you watch American Idol, and think, "Hey, my kid can do that!" Or maybe your child has expressed interest in showing off their vocal chops. Well, now's their chance. Kodiak Jack's is hosting Sonoma County Teen Idol for teens between the ages of 13-20. Prizes are $1000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third... Continue Reading →

Sonoma Tanning

“What am I doing?” I asked myself. I had never done anything like this before. Just moments before we had been sitting in the office talking shop, and now I was standing in the middle of a room all by myself wearing nothing but my skivvies. The door opened and I resisted the urge to... Continue Reading →

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