I can hardly believe it!
"Brimstone the Gourd Goblin" has won third place
There were so many wonderful and creative entries, and I'm so pleased and honored to have been chosen!
A big Thank You to Martha Stewart Living and to Grandin Road!
This last month has been filled to overflow with various projects, and of course
with the holidays approaching commissioned work and Fall and Halloween art is slowly
shifting to Christmas and even Spring works.
The Morning Glory's are still blooming boldly as many of my garden perennials begin to fade.
This beautiful green spider has set up residence on the last of the Borage and Anise.
The Orange Weaver is in full fall plumage in the Aviary, and fits the season's
color palette perfectly.
These lovely Sunflowers were a gift from my dear and oldest friend, Connie. We've known each
other slightly more than 50 years, since we were wee tots and she's always ever thoughtful.
I thought I would share with you and the reason for the flowers, as well as an explanation
for why my postings and artwork have been a bit sparse of late, and perhaps why they may
be higglety pigglety for a few weeks more.
Recently appointments to the doctors and the subsequent tests have confirmed that
I have IDC (Infiltrating Ductal Carsinoma)/breast cancer. Phooey.
Needless to say these sick breasts and I will need to part ways, but don't despair!
They're not who I am, and I should be able to make a full recovery and get back
to my gardening, art and horses within a few weeks.
I'm truly looking on the lighter side of things....
As a rider, I will no longer have to be irritated by bouncing bazooms at the sitting trot!
I only tend to get dressed up once every 10years or so to attend a wedding or formal function of some sort, so that's no biggie because I'm really just a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal anyway.
And my camera strap won't get hung up when I'm traipsing through the forest's
shrubs, twigs and stickers looking for little creatures to photograph.
I'm confident things will work out fine, and I'm looking forward to creating lots of new pieces while recuperating!
Thank you for your healing thoughts and prayers!