I recently treated myself to a dozen yellow roses and put a few in a vase by my bed. I stopped buying fresh flowers when I got my cats a few years ago because I figured they would knock them over or chew them up. Turns out I was right-- I came home from work to find the vase upside down, water everywhere and the roses on the floor. But the good news is after my kitty got it out of his system, he didn't do it again. So I guess I have no excuse for keeping fresh flowers around :o)
This is my creative space. It's a tiny table in the corner of my bedroom crowded with art supplies and books. I keep saying I'm going to clean it up and reorganize it, but I never get around to it. The funny thing is, the space seems to work for me-- I've made lots and lots of art there. I find that funny because at my day job as a technical writer, I can't work in a messy space so I keep my desk spotless. But when I do my technical writing work at home, I'm more productive in my messy little space than anywhere else in my home.
This is my latest ATC for a California-themed swap. I used my water color paints for the first time (thanks Katharine!) to make the background and enjoyed it so much. I was nervous about using them because I didn't think I knew how, but now that I've taken the first step I can't wait to play with those paints some more.
This is one of my favorite places to walk near my home. It's a paved trail that runs parallel to the Guadalupe River. I usually see lots of birds, like Belted Kingfishers, egrets, herons, and hummingbirds. For some reason this particular walk really gets my creative juices going, and I often get new ideas for creative projects when I walk here.
The trail goes to Almaden Lake. Isn't it gorgeous? It might look like I live in the country, but I actually live in a bustling suburban valley surrounded by mountains and open space.
I finished knitting my Purl Bee dishcloth. It turned out okay ... not quite what I expected. I'm not sure I'll knit another one.
Looks more interesting on the wrong side.
While taking an evening stroll recently, I encountered a mama raccoon and two babies. Of course, I had to run home and grab my camera, even though it was night time and there was no chance of getting a decent picture of the little family. All I got was a shining pair of eyes. I've lived in my neighborhood for fourteen years, and this was only the fourth time I've seen raccoons. It excites me to see wildlife in my neighborhood.
Do you have any special weekend plans? I have lots of housekeeping to do and hope to squeeze in a pedicure, too. NetFlix was kind enough to send me two movies that I think will be really good-- The Proposal with Sandra Bullock and My Life in Ruins with Nia Vardalos (remember her from My Big Fat Greek Wedding?). Have a wonderful weekend and talk to you soon!