Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm 25% Irish

I tried pretty hard to find a vintage St. Patrick's Day image that included sheep---yes, my love affair with sheep continues--which means I spent too much time sitting on my butt, searching.  I bet I could have found one eventually, but that would have entailed spending way too much time. You wouldn't think it would that difficult since Ireland is all about the sheep, right? However, I found these two sweet lasses, one hugging her Irish Setter.  

This is my first attempt at uploading copyright-free images for others to use and I hope I did it right.  

The Davis/McWilliam family will be enjoying corned beef and cabbage tomorrow with a hastily-procured Wikipedia version of the history of the day for Alexander.  

There are so many great Irish blessings, but here's one that I especially liked today:

May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Belated Valentine

I finally finished my husband's Valentine's Day card!  Actually, it was done a couple of days ago but I added the little heart-scroll thingy to it today. Maybe if I start working on our anniversary (5/23) card now, I have a chance of getting it finished on time!  

Monday, March 9, 2009

Blah today

Here's a strange little piece of art I just finished. I don't know what it means...I was playing with laminate and wallpaper samples and some patina'd copper strips, and this is what happened!  

I am so blah today--partly because I'm tired because my boy threw up a couple of times during the night and is home sick today, and partly because once again it's cold and gray outside.  We'd gotten a couple of days when the snow and ice were melting and the sun was shining and it gave me hope that just maybe spring would actually arrive here in MN...eventually. Then the harsh realities of winter reappear. Typical March. Up and down.  For now, I will tell myself to enjoy the bright red of that cardinal sitting in the bare brown tree in our backyard...and then do it.