Sunday, May 16, 2010
Mermaids and Other Wonders
My most favorite thing to do these days is to draw Suzi Blu faces. I love Suzi and I love that she taught me how to draw a face that I really like, which I have never in my life been able to do. Recently, Suzi held two classes at Stamping Details in Poway. As soon as I heard about them, I signed up for both of them. On Saturday we made mermaid pictures. I love how she turned out. I think she is so adorable and I'm really proud of her. My friend Sally also took the class and we had a great time creating together with 20 other ladies who were having just as much fun with Suzi. Check out Sally's blog. She took a bunch of pictures of the students with their art.
On Sunday, Suzi taught a journal class using a board book. I'm not sharing pics yet because it's not finished. I'm not sure if it will ever be finished. I keep adding stuff to it. It's so fun and colorful.
I also did an online ATC swap. I love ATC's and this was a little different for me. It had to be strictly from a magazine. So that's what I did. The only thing I added that was not from a magazine was some gesso and some encaustic wax.
Life is busy these days. I have a new child in the house now and he's 80 years old. Ha Ha. I love my dad-in-law very much, but we were so accustomed to just being us...just the two of us. Now we have a very old man living with us who can only see shapes and can't hear unless we scream in his face. Life changes on a dime and that's for sure. He is so sweet though that I actually feel blessed by him. He talks out loud to himself when he's busy in the yard or doing dishes. It's a gentle calming sound. The best thing is he prays out loud at night when he and his little dog, Barkley, (appropriately named) go to bed. I love his prayers. He asks God to bless us and keep us safe. Then he tells Barkley how much he loves him. It's so cute.
GOOD NEWS: Those of you who remember all the stuff I went through last year with my mother in Northern California might also remember that she had a terrible, crazy neighbor who seriously harassed them on a daily basis. You might be interested to know that the DA has issued a warrant for his arrest. Yey! This is separate from the Order to Show Cause (that he violated the restraining order), which we filed against him. I will share more after we go to court in June. Keep your fingers crossed that this whack job gets what he deserves.