Wednesday, September 02, 2009

August Wrap-Up

Oh my goodness. My blog has been so quiet, I can hear the crickets.
What a month August was! I thought I'd do a little wrap-up post about my August in list form:

*Went blackberry & plum picking, and now have a freezer stuffed to the gills with frozen fruit

*Made jam with said plums (the berries will go into pies!) and also a ton of zucchini bread, utilizing the zucchini from my garden*Collected acorns, the start of a wasp's nest, and a most wonderful twin oyster shell for my "Cabinet of Curiosities"*Started a new painting and made lots of sketches/plans for a Seattle show I'll have in early January

*Got a part-time job to help with the bills as well as my sanity (yay for steady paychecks and a schedule once again!)
*Visited my favorite local seashell/natural history museum (I see many days of sketching there in my near future) {above pics from their site}

*Attended a couple art openings, wedding ceremonies, and the dentist...though, not necessarily in that order...
*And read like a fool: Wind in the Willows, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Interview With A Vampire, the Twilight saga, Water for Elephants (absolutely *loved* this one!), and am currently enjoying my way through Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

All in all, a rather delightedly packed month. And now it's September and I couldn't be more pleased (because, as we all know, it's one of the best months of the year). Lots of things on the horizon, and a whole lot of art ideas are filling up my sketchbook and keeping me quite busy. I'm hoping to do a nice Fall online update complete with some sketches, a few new paintings, and even some swanky ornaments (both of the printed and one-of-a-kind sort), so do stay tuned for more little news.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the last bits of summer too!