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.


suzi blu said...

Yay your mermaids look awesome. Lets make more mermaids this thursday.

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Love your blog. Be sure and have me show it to you on my laptop in the kitchen on Thursday.