Saturday, July 07, 2012

June is Gone in a Flash!

 Happy 4th of July everyone!! June was full of lots of work, lots of family and very little art.
 I did find inspiration all around me. The beautiful horses in the parade, the animals at the zoo and all the colorful butterflies at the SB Natural Hist Museum. I saw so many familiar faces at the parade.

The Solvang Bakery had a totally awesome float! I got to see their new location and it is so pretty. I find myself wanting to go back again and again. Sure wish cake was not so crazy high in calories. The multi colored cakes are so pretty! I almost drool just thinking about them. The lioness Ginger jumped up on this rock like it was nothing. I had no idea they could get up there.

I chased this butterfly around and never got a clear photo. I felt a bit silly chasing it with my camera all poised. My daughter got some great photos. The American Kestral is one of my favorite birds. There were 2 of them with a Perigran Falcon on display as went to the butterfly exhibit. I want to sketch so bad! I have just not found the opportunity lately. The journal I carry with me always is all full and my next journal is about 1/3rd done. My sewing machine just stopped working after completing half of one signature out of 3 signatures. Pretty frustrating. I am sure it just needs a tune's never had one and I've had it since 1997. My next project I am focusing on is some paper mache birds. I am really looking foreward to getting into some art projects. It feels like it has been forever! I sold a necklace at the Art Hus which makes me pretty happy. I also sold a few of my paper packs from my Etsy shop. I sure hope she likes them as much as I do.
My Mom and her friends are all in France for 2 weeks and sounds like they are having a wonderful time! One of those once in a lifetime things I think. So fun! Maybe someday I will do something like that. I am pretty sure my daughter will go with my Sister to Paris, when she is old enough. I cannot wait to see all the pictures and hear all the stories! I get to visit my Sister in Seattle next month and I am getting pretty amped!!

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