Nat says: “Anything can be done as long as the shape is recognizable in the final image.” Nat also would love to see some stained glass images, but it is not a requirement.
I was awakened by an awful noise this morning a little after 6 a.m. which turned out to be Ed walking through the house carrying a newborn screaming puppy. He had been smoking (cooking) a brisket on our electric smoker all night and had gone out into our garage to check on the meat when he heard the puppy crying. We have no female dogs about to give birth, so for a moment I was confused in my groggy state.
His words were, “Can you get up and do something with this?”
By that time, I had come to my senses and remembered the neighbors two doors down have a Doberman and she was expecting. I threw on some clothes, grabbed the pup and headed down to their home and knocked on the door. The mama dog had heard me and there she came around the corner of their house. She is normally kept in their fenced yard, but had escaped.
The 15-year-old daughter was up getting ready to catch the school bus, so she immediately came to the door and was surprised to see me standing there holding a pup and to see the mama there too.
Anyway, to make a long story longer, the goofy dog had deposited the one Ed had found in our yard close to a shrub. I found another in the middle of their front yard and then a third in the middle of the backyard at the house in between us. She has had puppies before so we’re not sure why she scattered these about.
Needless to say after helping them search and search with flashlights, we found no more outside, but she did bless them with six more once they let her into the garage of their home.
Dogs! Gotta love them and we do! Had you noticed?
This weather is c-r-a-z-y! Icicles from a few days ago and then t-shirt weather the last two. Well, really the t-shirt was on, but I still needed a jacket. I’m just posting this picture hoping and praying it is the only time we see ice in ‘08. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but a gal can dream, can’t she?
The weather was gorgeous and a welcome relief from the cold and dreary days of last week. I managed to walk for the first time since last Sunday and that made me feel better to be out and moving.
I was pleasantly surprised when one of the new members at the graphic site where I play contacted me and wants me to think about designing a glass hummingbird feeder after she had seen the glassy birds I’ve posted recently. I am overwhelmed at the notion, but with her guidance, perhaps I could! If you don’t hear any more about this, it means I didn’t (or couldn’t) do it, but isn’t it exciting to think someone thought I could?
Did you ever use a wax seal on your envelopes? You know, back before we were addicted to our computers and emails and actually mailed real letters. I tried using them and most of the time made a mess, just like the one in this image. The wax seal is the challenge shape in case you’ve forgotten. The photo in the calendar is mine as well as the picture of the Valentine bouquet Ed gave me for Valentine’s Day last year.
Remember I said this week’s challenge was kicking my behind? The reason is I stepped way out of my comfort zone last night in trying to create something edible. Just not my cup of tea, but in the end, it really does resemble a sandwich and I’m rather proud of the image with the exception of the olives. They could be grapes impersonating olives… you think?