Monthly Archives: January 2013
So pretty and delicate. How can you resist a sweet butterfly?
Beautiful, whimsical butterflies by gardensofwhimsy
Beautiful butterfly bowl by melissaceramics
I adore this delicate butterfly silk hair clip by SewSmashing
Gorgeous hand dyed felted scarf by RudmanArt
Gorgeous origami butterfly necklace by AllegroArts
Butterflies, purple, and promotes fibromyalgia awareness. Perfect! By CeeMonkeyDo
So pretty! Butterfly bracelet/ring by TheMysticalOasisGlow
Long distance relationships are no easy feat, but hey, this is it, and it is all worth it. My trip was fantastic – we’re engaged. That’s some crazy stuff right there – and I can not wait to see him again. But for now, I am home and that’s okay. I came home to my wonderful family, a large stack of mail, and a back log of wonderful orders. I think I’ll be okay (:
boyfriend’s fiancé’s mother loves to make tasty chocolates, and I had the chance to help and learn with her on my last few days of my trip. I’ve never made fillings or done much with actually making chocolates before. I mean, sure, I’ve made chocolate covered strawberries once or twice. Does that count? Oh, I made tasty peppermint patties a few years back one time. But never chocolate with pretty molds and nummy fillings. So this was a blast. Maybe one day I’ll try this all myself. She told me I was a very quick learner, and I think I did pretty gosh darn well, if I do say so myself! I even had a box of chocolates to bring home at the end. Mmm chocolate.
I saw this recipe for Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce and I knew I had to try it. My
boyfriend fiancé (man, that’s weird to write) had some lovely pork butt that we had roasting away in the oven all day long, and man, when I made that sauce, it filled the house with heavenly aromas! Shred that pork, smother it in sauce, grab some buns (hee, ‘buns’) and that was some good eatings. I never would have ever thought of using Dr. Pepper in barbecue sauce, but I totally have to do it again!
The Eight of Wands calls for quick movement and swiftness. No time to pause and reflect here. Don’t dillydally. Don’t think about it. Now is the time to act, and the black mamba won’t hesitate to do so.
I’m a bit glad that there weren’t too many scales to paint. Most of my focus went into the snake’s face and I really wanted that to pop. I liked painting the background and creating that little bit of texture in the trees; but not too much, since the snake was the main focus.
I wanted to retain the swiftness of the traditional Eight of Wands. My wands fell back and became part of the background, and I wanted the snake’s movements to actually break through the wands in the painting, This snake is ready to break through any restraints and finish what needs to be done.
I was editing the last few photos in my Project 365 folder, and realized I totally fudged with the numbers somewhere because my photo for December 31st should be Day 366 (leap year, ahoy!) but it came out to be 364.. somehow. But instead of looking back at all these entries trying to see where I fudged, and then trying to fix them all, I’m just going to say ‘screw it!’ and go on ahead because I actually did finish this project and I did it right, goshdarnit!