Sunday, November 14, 2010

crackling / dripping

L - Nikon / T - Nikon

Much of my weekend was spent on my etsy site – opening a new one and adding photos to both. It was a very productive weekend but I was getting rather tired of looking at the computer for so long so yesterday afternoon I took to the outdoors with a book and a cup of hot spice tea, built a fire and just sat listening to the fall of leaves and the birds fighting for berries, and the fire crackling. I didn't read 2 pages of the book - just sat and poked at the fire and listened. And tried to keep Evee from stealing logs off the fire (no, she's not so smart). It was wonderful. / i've spent this whole weekend working on a mural-type piece for the dog rescue center that i've been volunteering at. since the owner knew i was interested in art, she recruited me to design the new storefront and paint it. a bigger job than she knew. but i've really enjoyed this new way to be creative. it's something that's completely not in my style so it's pretty fun to jump out of my comfort zone and do something very different from what i'm used to. today's task took place twenty feet above ground on scaffolding and i'm far more tired than i expected to be for working six hours. taylor's bed-time keeps getting earlier and earlier, haha."


ELK said...

sounds wonderful ..both of you!!
love your new site L and want to see the finished painting T

Gayle said...

L - That sounds like such a perfect time. T - how cool to be doing your art in a totally different way!

smith kaich jones said...

leslye - love that you just listened to the fire. no book written can compete with that. taylor - definitely. pictures, please? wasn't it fun? i'm a wee bit jealous. :)


Relyn said...

Sloane is down with strep throat, today. So, I'm home and grabbing the chance to catch up on neglected tasks and treats. The first thing I did when I woke up was come to the computer to start visiting my friends. So. Here I am. Hello friend. I love when you write lots on your posts. It's like catching up with an old friend. I love it.

Jaime said...

hehe...I try and take books to read in outdoor locations, and it never works....way too many beautiful distractions...a crackling fire is the most perfect sound. are always up to something new and creative!


The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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