Hi Guys! Yep, I'm still here... I had to take a break, or should I say.. BAN myself from the computer while I took care of some Business on the home front. Nothing fun, just Deep cleaning, gathering info for a refinance and dreaded taxes. Nothing that I enjoy or am good at, so full concentration was needed. lol.. However, in the evening when the sun set, the fur kids were fed and the love of my life was tucked into bed, I was able to sneak into the studio to work on a few things. Some who have been following for awhile might remember the pic above. Lil' Bug and his turtle. I started him last Spring, but he ended up on a shelf until last Fall. Then, back on the shelf until several weeks ago. The bright lights came on!!!! and he has evolved into a Halloween Bat Boy, riding his turtle of course.
He has a ways to go..Like, maybe a right hand lol.. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted his hand.. So I thought maybe as started the painting process it would come to me, and it has. He will be sure to be complete, decked out from head to toe, for the Halloweens Queens Bootique April update!
The Snow has finally melted and we have been blessed with some warming temperatures. The last few days has reached into the 50's Wahoo! That is Capri weather :) With that said, I thought I would make my journey through the yard to see how our young trees and pines fared through our long bitter cold winter. The pines look fantastic, and I see new growth.
I am surprised our landscape fabric is still here. We were cut short with earlier then expected winter weather last Fall, and did not get our landscaping rock laid.
As I continue my journey through the yard, I see new green plant growth peeking up through the old fallen leaves.
Speaking of leaves..... we have more then our share in the yard. Our street is lined with huge Sycamores and Maple trees. If one homeowner fails to do the fall cleanup, the whole darn street suffers. Alan did two big cleanups in the Fall and has already cleaned up the leaves this Spring. AS you can see, more leaves have found their way to our fence. I think we were all caught off gaurd with the early winter weather.
I usually dread the spring cleanup and gardening due to my stiff and crippled knees. I have a hard time moving around, bending and so forth, but I am unusually excited this year. I may have to sit on my butt and scoot around to get things looking sharp, but I'm determined to get it done and enjoy the journey.
Well, enough ramblings for now. I am going to get my house spiffed up, then it is Studio time until 10:30 am. Wahoo! I love days off from work ;) Today, I am working on the Bat Boy and a special order.