Mary and Max

On a tip from a friend I decided to check this short out.

It is a animated short about the odd friendship between a young girl and a severely obese older man. She lives in Australia, he in New York.

He suffers from Asperger’s Disease.

Mary marries, writes a book, Max gets upset, Mary gets depressed, her husband leaves her for his pen pal and says

“Your idealistic pursuit too remedy mental illness has been misguided.  You are not some magic beauty crème that you can spread on the world to rid it’s wrinkles.”

I enjoyed this.

New Words from Max

Confuzzled~ Confused and Puzzled at the same time

Snirt~ A Cross between snow and dirt

Smushables~ Squashed groceries you find at the bottom of the bag


Poor Henry the Fish


Love Yourself




Mary and Max

Paws to Reflect


My China~© Cynthia Martz 2013

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It’s Summer Time. Actually it’s always summer time here in the Keys, but it seems there are more parties this time of the year.

Birthdays, Baby showers, Celebrations.

So that being addressed I may not be blogging as much as my normal.

Just taking a mini vacation in my island paradise.

I will still post Candid Canon posts.


Life’s Canvas

I have been in a super creative mode and have neglected my blogging.

Dreams have been so intriguing. Seeing my loved ones that have passed on has been very insightful.

My design mode has set in. Birthdays, baby showers and other celebrations of life have triggered new designs and practical from the heart gifts.

I designed this for a five year old. I used rawhide for the handle, a pair of old jeans that I cut the pocket from. Added some heart beads. She loved it. I also made the little fabric lined jewelry box for her.


For the baby shower I burned a mix of lovely baby music and lullabies. I want to find the perfect frame for a photo creation I did in Photoshop. I have a few dandelion decals I will put on the frame. Sort of a 3-D effect should materialize Smile


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I pasted the fairy on the picture and added my thoughts on blowing on a dandelion.

Source of originals unknown.

My sister is turning 67 and I designed this one for her.



Peace within, or your lack thereof, always affects those around you.
When you choose peace within, others see that they too have this choice.

This is a wonderful gift.

Open Daily.