Let's Begin The Week With A Quick Break
It's been pretty rainy here this Fall (Can't really complain though because our Summer was as good as it gets). The sun came out on Saturday, and I knew I had to set some time aside at the end of the day for a jaunt over to the field. Sometimes you've got to get, while the gettin' is good. You might have guessed, this made the dog incredible happy. As soon as I went for his leash he was turning in circles with excitement. No matter how many times we take a walk, at 13 years old, this is still Lucan's ritual. I get the leash, he turns in circles because his excitement is simply uncontainable.
Luckily the field wasn't too wet from all the rain, so the two of us made the complete round.
I need to get back over there today before more showers get here. I'll be armed with the clippers though, so I can nab some of that bittersweet. So pretty.
Get a load of that hive. It's BIG. We must have walked right by it a gazillion times and never noticed it for all the leaves. Now that many have fallen, I could see it from a good bit away. I wasn't sure what it was a first. I thought maybe it was a big bird like an owl, but as we got closer I could see it was an awesome hive. I'd love to nab that too. It didn't look active. Might need Gar to help me get that one though, it's a little high for me.
Beyond the walk, other things I did this weekend included:
-visiting with neighbors
-Friday night youtubing singing and dancing (I know, you're shocked, right?)
-made a biggo pot of meatballs on Saturday so they could cook all day- so good!
-cleaning house & laundry
-illustrating my 2013 desk calendar design. Getting there, but a little ways to go until it's complete. Gotta get a move on because I want to offer them at the craft fair next weekend.
-a little chalkboard painting (more below)
All in all, it was (well, other than the fact that our Yanks lost their first two games to Detroit and Jeter Duck broke his ankle- ugh. If you are wondering why I refer to Jeter as Jeter Duck, there is a picture in the middle of this post that will explain everything ), a pretty enjoyable weekend.
Say What You Mean
As we prepare for the craft show we're participating in next weekend, in addition to my illustrations and paper goods, and Gar's concrete home and garden decor, I wanted to include some other crafts. Yesterday I worked on the sweetest little project. Mini chalkboard trays.
I started out taping off, the area in the center I wanted to paint.
I soon decided though, that it was best to free hand it and opted for a smaller brush as well.
These are easy as pie. Just a matter of drying time between coats, that made this a practice in patience.
Once they were dry, I put the next coat on and really love the way they came out.
If you happen to live near by, we'd love to see you at the fair next Saturday. Here's the poster I designed for the library. Stop by for a visit!
Here's to a new week. Make it a great one. Hey, if you follow us on Facebook, stop by for Meet Up Monday and share your links (i.e. facebook, etsy shop, pinterest, twitter, etc.).