Saturday, October 20, 2012

Date Night, Punkin Carvin, Painting

This past week(?) had been quite lovely. Baby J (lil' babe I sit for) was a delight, my Bone Practical was finished on Monday so I didn't have anything crazy to study for, and I got to go on not one but TWO dates with my Love.  Oh, and today I got to paint something for a wonderful girl who wanted to BUY a painting from me. A-mazing. At some point in time Zach picked up two quite great pumpkins from the Pumpkin Church and I carved the big one. I love carving the pumpkin and I also love baking the seeds! 

Monday night, our weekly date night, we went to The Floridian. I absolutely loved it. We took our time and ordered amazingly delicious food and it was wonderful. The other date night was going out to J.P. Henleys and ordering beer and sandwiches. Yum. I only have pictures from the Floridian. . .so enjoy.

This is the church where Zach works!

The Floridian is amazing inside.
In other news. Today I painted a picture for a lovely lady, Toni. She requested a painting of her dog. I had a lot of fun painting it, but I was a little nervous at first because I never paint realistic things (anything with a face that doesn't involve a line for a mouth and a little circle for the eye). Here's the outcome:

The pup, Ellie.

Step 1: Pencil drawing & outside paint.


Bottom of a plate for paint.
 I actually like the end result a lot. I also liked using a cold plate to hold the paint. I shall use this trick again. Hope Toni likes it! Now time to go play games with friends. 

Miss you and love you all. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yesterday, lots of babies came into this world. . .

But I am mainly concerned about just one. Little Benjamin Carson came into the world last night around 10:30 and everyone is doing just fine. He is welcomed into this world by a wonderful family including his big brother, Elias who is almost 1! Here is a precious picture of the two on the day they were each born. 

 Gotta love babies! 

Miss you and love you all!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bone Practical in T-1.5 hours

Hi there. I feel like I should be studying for this bone practical, but I more so feel like I should give my brain a break until it's time to spew out all the information. So I shall blog. 

Last weekend I spent the majority of the time working on invites for my friend, Deborah's baby shower! I spent most of the time on a completely different idea. I didn't like it in the end so I started all over again and finished this little guy in about an hour. This is what I ended up with:

 Me, Mattie, and Cally have started a new Thursday night tradition. And by "tradition" I mean that we have done this like 3 weeks in a row so seems like I can call it a tradition.  Every Thursday night Cally and I meet Mattie downtown after she gets off work at 9:30. We go to a bar for cheap drinks, walk around, maybe even order some food. It's always a good time.
Before Cally found us.

After Cally found us.
Yesterday I took a study break and decided I need to paint something. Of course this desire came on after gawking at Pinterest for an hour a little bit. I added an old painting and a new painting to the hall!

Love these two.

In other news, we found our missing hermit crab! The other morning I found him scaling the back of our toaster oven! I heard a weird noise from the other room and I went to investigate. When I realized the noise was coming from the toaster oven I was slightly afraid I was going to find a half cooked hermit crab trying to escape his dilapidated shell. Ech. But he's just fine! I replaced the dirt in his terrarium--ya know--since his old roommate was found dead beneath the surface. He seems happy, but he is constantly trying to escape. 

Miss you and love you all!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Surprises are the best.

Yesterday, my dear friend Nicole received her package. She loved it! I know this because she recorded herself opening it! So fun! Now I get to show you what I included in the package! An owl bowl, Owl earrings, AND (my favorite) a cute magnet to put on her refrigerator! After painting the little welcome sign for my wreath I had another leftover piece of wood. So I just decided to paint it blue and put some birds on it with a cute quote. Add the magnets to the back and you have a wonderful little gift! Ta-Dah!

It's my favorite so here's another picture:

Plus, I had such a wonderful crafty time with Dani!

Now Zach and I are going to go out and get some tacos from a little place on St. George Street. We are trying not to spend money so we can add some to our savings, but we decided preparing tacos for 2 people is just as expensive as eating tacos from a restaurant. 

Here we go!

Miss you and love you!