Well hello there September. Where did August go? I was just having a nice conversation with summer, but he seems to have left the room. It's suddenly September, with little leaves on my running trails, and I needed socks yesterday.
Happily though, I haven't been blogging because I've been creating. August was a busy month. Remember those 360 wine glasses that needed to be painted? The LAST load of them is cooling in the oven even as I type. I'm concentrating on getting my 2013 calendar paintings done, and have the lofty goal of getting the calendars to the printer on Monday. I'm in Handwork now. And I'm leaving in just over a week for my mini-sabbatical and need to get cracking on the packing.
Sabbatical! YES! I wanted to do this a few years ago, and it didn't come together...but now the stars are aligned and I'm taking off across the country in my shiny red car to see the world outside of Ithaca. I won't be back until early November, so many stray ducks also need to be aligned along with the stars.
Here are two watercolor paintings for the calendar, Miss February and Mr November.
PS- I've had some inquiries about the baby chicken...sadly, she disappeared one night a few months ago. I went out in the morning to let everyone out, and the front door of the coop was wide open. It's a mystery. The flocks is doing very well though, the new hens are laying now and they are friendly and hysterical.