My week has been SOOOOoooooOOOooo busy and I'm glad it is over, but all is good. It was our first real week at the new offices and all went very well. I love, love, love my windows. It seems to rejuvenate me, even though we've only had one sunshiny day this week. Enough with the cloudy days already!
I did get a day at the easel in art class and boy what a day I had. I finished two commission works and a fun painting. I have another commission I'm not looking forward to doing but will tackle soon. I really do NOT want to be known as a dog painter but that seems to be all I'm doing lately. They are very fun and I'm getting better.
This one is for my friend Carol who already owns six or seven of my paintings. This sweet face is Tally Ho.
This one was a challenge, not because of difficulty but difficulty of the pictures given to me to try and paint from. Good grief, one was the backside of the dog with her child. Really. Finally, one came that I could work with and I did this one in less than an hour. I'm happy with it too.
Now on to fun stuff. We have a friend who takes the most amazing photos at the cabin area and in fact is putting together a wildlife calendar. She has given me permission to paint ANY of the photos she takes! YIPPEE! In the spirit of the holiday season I titled this one "Do You Hear What I Hear".
Speaking of holiday season, I am so very behind in present stuff. I did get Afton and Nick's stuff ready and wrapped and we have it all packed up in a box to hit the postal ways on Monday morning (I hope). Have got to find the packing tape! The nieces and nephews are sadly going to get a card with money this year as that is all I have time for. The Hubby wanted to do Christmas cards this year in the business and personal which translates to ME doing all the Christmas cards. I've been busy addressing and addressing and ADDRESSING cards. So far I've got most of the personal ones done which was about 150 and have started on the business which might be between 150-500. I have my work cut out for me. He also wants to have an open house, NOT the Christmas season but before April 1. That is a lot of planning on a huge scale and I will totally need Bri to help. This weekend is her Alliday Show and when she gets to rest up on Monday we will hit the ground running with it all. So very much to look forward to getting accomplished this next year.
I haven't gone to Bri's Alliday Show because my part of helping was watching little missy. I had her Thursday morning while her momma did a bit of publicity on television and got to play with her hair. It braids beautifully but is so very fine and slick it won't stay but what fun. Yesterday I got her about 11 am and took her to lunch at our usual Friday hangout. She loved pad thai and spring rolls. Then I we got gas and she was intrigued but the guy washing our windows (yes I did full service). Next stop was Hobby Lobby for more yarn. I have presents to make. I've discovered a thing called arm knitting. I'm kind of obsessed with it. Anyway, we made our way to the yarn section and since her new favorite thing is PINK we bought pink yarn to make her something.
After that trip we headed home and I tried and tried to entice her into a nap but it was a NO! She has only had one in a couple of weeks and goodness sometimes she needs it. Really though she was a jewel. I took her to her house because I was to keep her until around 11 pm last night. She fought and fought going down for bed but that girl she was tired. When it did get quite I looked on her little monitor and I could see something weaving and bouncing but was not sure what it was. I sneaked down the hall and peaked and there she was sitting with her back against the back of the crib sound asleep but fighting the urge to actually lay down. The bobbing and weaving was her head lolling back and forth. Poor baby! I reached in and gently laid her down and she was OUT! We had a long day of sight seeing, shopping, gas getting, hide-n-seek, chocolate ice cream...just what granny's and granddaughters do.
P.S. Daddy also called last night to kind of give me a dig that I need to come check up on him because he fell hitting his head Thursday morning. GOOD GRIEF! He said it just would not stop bleeding and he had not cleaned it because of that (blood thinners). By the end of the conversation I think I gathered that he really didn't fall all the way that he kind scrapped or barked his forehead against the wall while cleaning the kitty litter. I told him I would be down Sunday morning and then sent texts to Bro and Sis who both said they would go today to check up on him. Yes, I have been absent but goodness I have been so busy these past couple of weeks with no time for anything. Guilty conscience.