😊 Warning Long Post!Oh I am so enjoying my total lack of schedule! I always do during the summer, but to think this is not going to crash to an end in August - oh yeah! I have a bunch of challenges to post today but don't worry I didn't do them all today. I spent the day drawing and creating, but this is several days work.
My lion for Every Inchie Monday looks a bit - well, weird??? I saw what I wanted but unfortunately he wasn't what I saw. Oh well, here he is even so.
The alphabet challenge is over from Made by Joey. Hate to see it end, but I am curious as to how we shall be challenged next. I only used one tangle (the one suggested) for this challenge - zonked. I love that tangle. So I just focused on it.
Had time to really splurge on the Diva challenge today. I usually don't get so involved but this one just kept growing and growing. I am honestly more fond of this piece than I have been with some in a long time. Proves to me I need to put more into the development of a tile more often.
There is a daily challenge over at one of my Facebook groups. Here are my last three days from my journal. I really wish I could draw the dewdrops like every one else and make them look like actual water. Mine are okay, but they don't look . . . wet. Need more practice.
The first of my retirement splurge came in this week. The way the school system works, I will have three months with double pay checks (and social security also). So I took the first of this bounty and paid several bills so they will not follow me into the "regular" months. Gone! I felt like happy dancing all over the place yesterday when we took care of 4 different places! In addition to my being very reasonable with the extra, I got my brother a few things he wanted and then off to Amazon for pencils! I got the largest set of prismas I could buy (yahoo, they were on sale) and the large set of polychromos - which I was told never go on sale. I also plan to order a large set of Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils. Horribly frivolous, I know. But I also know that in the near future splurging like this will not really be an option. So Merry Christmas to me in June! Here are my first pages playing with my new "toys".
|Done with prismas|
|Done with polychromos|
Hate to make this sooo long, but you have to hear the story about one of these dogs. A friend of mine was teaching kindergarten and was working with a student when he looked up from their book and shouted - "Teacher, there is a damnation dog on this page!" She lost it. And I can't see one of those dogs without hearing her tell that story!
Okay I have talked your ears off. Sorry. I will try not to always be so wordy! Have a wonderful week and lots of blessings to you!