I really haven't been in hiding.
I've just been enJOying being outdoors so much.
So many of the flowers have held on tight this Summer from
all the rain we had and they have just been an absolute delight to me!
I know that they won't last forever, and so I've been trying to soak in
as much of the blooms every day as I can.
I've also been spending more time in thee olde Art Porch.
My art journal pages are multiplying and it's almost time
for another new book. I've been learning alot of new techniques;
trying new products and enjoying a workshop too.
There is so much to learn!
This week; it has really started to heat up here; but it's
just been a Summer unlike anything I've ever experienced.
We've enjoyed it so much.
Hard to believe it's almost September now though isn't it?!!!
Must admit' I'm excited, and chompin at the bit to start decorating for Autumn.
Colors of Fall with a heap of turquoise thrown-
Oh yeah!!! I'm feelin it! haha
Speaking of changing seasons;
a couple weeks ago I won a giveaway at my friend Trace's blog:
She creates the most wonderful "woolie" joy loves ever!
I've been so blessed by her friendship and everytime I visit her blog
I'm in awe of the many things she creates.
Click on the link above and read a few of her posts if you haven't yet met her-
...I just know you'll really really love her!
A few short days after her drawing;
I walked to the mailbox and ... was excited to find this inside!
I knew the giveaway was for one of her famous
"Santa dudes"... but I had no idea all these other surprises
were coming too!
Cute lil punkin buttons,
the sweetest card,
Fall candles that absolutely filled me uP just opening the box... ahhhhhh!
They smell soooo good!
and Santa dude?.... -well...I LOVE him!!
His beard and stache are so soft... -- Yall probably KNOW I adore the color of his coat, and he even has a sweet gold
Granny Trace if you're reading this ...
I just heart YOU!!!
Thank you so much!!
Santa dude is such a handsome fella and is
now my favorite Santa!
Please thank Piper girl too and give her my love!!!
Well, I'll close for now and will try to post again tomorrow.
I'll be adding new posts to the soul journal tab too.
Sweet dreams everyone!