Happy Birthday to Me

When your boyfriend lives 3 hours away you get flowers delivered to work on your birthday in your favorite color. We won’t celebrate until this weekend, but I love this surprise until we celebrate in person.

Just a side note on getting flowers at work. Every woman loves this no matter what they tell you. It’s always fun to make the girls at the office a bit jealous. Plus they smell sooooo good. A little dose of nature in the cubicle farm perks everyone up.

Weekend Art

Finished up my girl. This is post glaze, but I still need to touch up around the whisker there on the right and get some varnish on it.

I got some paint brush markers for Christmas and tried my hand at a quick drawing of my little Zelda girl. Turned out better that I thought for a quick sketch.

I also started a new painting of my Otto-man. This is really rough yet, I really struggle with brindle coats. I haven’t figured out a technique that I like yet. I overwork them.

Tullahbee Marie

It’s coming along! There’s still some work to do, but I love how it’s turning out. I have tried several times in the past 12 years to paint my Tullahbee, but this is the first time that I have been able to do her beautiful self any justice. She’s such a pretty girl and I wanted to be able to capture that.

Cookie Mania

Turns out that I really love decorating cookies!

Here are a few more that I have done recently.

This is my first time using the edible markers. They are very easy and fun.

I made these for my boyfriend brother for his 40th, and yes I used the same icing as the kitties.

For my sister I made butterflies of all different icings.

With the excess icing I made doggies. I cannot wait until Valentines Day!

The last batch I used egg whites, and the first batch I made the icing with meringue powder. I think I like the egg white texture better, it’s less expensive too. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Hopefully, there is improvement.

Ask and Yee shall Receive

When I was a small girl, I asked for a sister…I got one

There was a time in my youth where I wasn’t so happy about that

Turns out I don’t like sharing so much

But…as we got older we got closer and have had some great adventures

I honestly don’t know what my life would be like without her in it

She just gets me

She is the sweetest and kindest person I know

She’s my best friend

….and today we celebrate her 41st Birthday!

Happy Heavenly Birthday Grandma Tulip

Today my grandmother Midge would have been 95. We were very close. I miss her every day. I still smell her perfume and Lucky cigarettes, crave her pot roast and smothered pork chops, and long for her hugs and reassurance. I wish for one more adventure, one more talk, a joke, or story. It’s a blessing and a curse to have had her in my life so long. There are so many wonderful memories, but there is also so much more to miss.