Good Wednesday evening, everyone!
It's been a busy week around here; that's what I get for always being such an "Eleventh Hour" girl!
Last weekend was a busy one, as well; I painted faces at Civil War Days in
Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Kentucky, about an hour away.
It's a beautiful park on the bluffs above the Mississippi, and I always look forward to it...
However, about midnight Saturday (after I had steadily painted from about noon until seven),
a storm blew in and we were afraid our little tent wouldn't make it through the night,
so we packed up and came home...
I had planned to take lots of photos on Sunday, and that didn't happen ~ still, I have a
few that I'll share later...
For now, here's what's going on in my little corner of the world...
First, I need to explain.
My husband likes to decorate.
He goes to Dollar General and brings home all sorts of things,
most of which I sneak into my donation boxes for the kitty sanctuary ~ Safe Harbor ~ later.
(They have a thrift shop.)
One of the things today was this witch.
Bless his heart.
But, I will leave it up, he was so pleased with it.
I just won't be able to find it next year...;^)
Now, there is nothing wrong with Dollar General, not at all.
I am thrilled that there is a new one about a half mile from our house,
so I don't have to make the ten-mile round trip to Wal-Mart on the other side of town...
(not nearly as often, anyway...)
...for laundry and cleaning supplies and milk and bread...
I even bought a cool black lace-spider web table cloth from the Halloween
section in there last week...
However, there are a lot of things in the decorating department that I would pass up.
We even have a rubber dismembered hand and several eyeballs.
And some motion-activated ghosts that moan in one of my fig trees on the front porch.
This is what happens when I wait too long to decorate.
This afternoon when passing through the kitchen, I saw Tallulah creeping very slowly
toward the front door, the hair on her tail and ruff standing out bottle-brush-style...
She had spied the witch...
She sat and stared and stared at it...
Later on I came back through, and she was still sitting there, staring at it...:)
She's wondering about our delightfully tacky taste in witches.
(If you know Mr. B, don't tell on me...)
Here's what I'm working on for this coming weekend,
Vulture Fest in Makanda, Illinois.
A use for the little short heirloom okra pods!
My makeshift work-table...
And finally, a work-in-progress...
Tallulah the Witch, Cyrus the Pirate, and Leo the Wizard...
I'm hopefully going to get this done in time to "Zazzle" it into Halloween cards...(just pencil so far)...
I plan to use watercolor for the underpainting, and finish it with Prismacolor pencils ~
Hope everyone has a great Thursday!