Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hoooo knew it was Wednesday?


Very lame title, I know. In fact I was going to tell you all about my germination of ideas from the many hours I've spent out there padding around in my bare feet in my garden at the break of dawn. I'm kind of excited about some of the new things and was going to give you a little tour of the studio goings on. But the battery in my camera died. This happens frequently. And every time it happens I say a bunch of curse words and vow to get a back up battery. Then the day turns to night, I sleep, I forget about it until the next time. (repeat cursing and vowing ritual).

Anyhoooo, (can't help myself) this little owl is brand new and I would love to say he was inspired by the barred owls I hear calling from the woods near my home.  But actually, I have this pair of flip flops that have this gorgeous little owl printed in the heel. He's oval and perky and just right. I'd show you a photo but those flip flops have been to heck and back and they are disgusting and dirty and shameful. My little bronze owl doesn't look a thing like that owl in the heel of my flip flops. Somehow, my owls always turn out round and plump. Kind of like me.



The week has kind of gotten away from me. Last I knew it was Monday. I've spent heaps of time in the studio this past week. It's been stinking hot the last couple of days. There is nothing but maintenance work going on out there in my garden. All of the heavy work is going to wait till autumn. So the studio is a really great place to hang out in the AC. Plus, I've got all of those garden inspired ideas bubbling away.

I've been put on notice by my Dallas daughter that complaints about the heat are quite unnecessary. When I was chatting with her last night, she told me they were in their 17th day of temps over 100F. Whew, that's hot. That's a lot of hot.  I think about Texas often and how this year is the worst ever recorded for heat and drought.  I've been through 6 summers of Texas heat and several of them drought years. I really can not imagine how much the drought conditions have worsened since we left in June. My Texas friends, I do think of you and wish that I could send a little rain (or a lot). You are just going to have to wait a while for cooler weather. You are Texas and it is supposed to be hot in summer. OK, maybe not quite this hot.

Enough rambling. I hope that where ever you are, you are enjoying your summer!

12 comments:

Izzy said...

You've got to go read both of these posts... We had a Barred owls nest in our back yard (30 feet from our back deck) and had two babies. Oh, they were adorable...

http://underacoppersky.typepad.com/under-a-copper-sky/2011/05/beautiful-babies.html

http://underacoppersky.typepad.com/under-a-copper-sky/2011/05/flight-lessons.html

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Oh my gosh SO cute!

Judy said...

Great new pieces! To me summer in the south is all about working inside, I call it my "winter".

stregata said...

Such a sweet owl!
But the rest of your post has me puzzled - what are these things you are talking about: hot - summer??? It was 12° here yesterday... and if it rains any more, I will have to teach my car how to swim...

Cindy said...

Your owl is so sweet! And it made me smile to hear how you were inspired - by your flip flops! :-) That's a great one. It's true what they say...inspiration IS everywhere!
I feel for your daughter in Dallas! That is seriously hot. We've had days of temps in the low 90's, but I won't complain!

steufel said...

That owl is sooooooooo cute!

TesoriTrovati said...

That owl is perfect! I love it.
And I know about the hot. Haven't had even a moment to step into my studio (even though it is likely the coolest spot in the whole house) and I feel so sad about that. But I also haven't felt my Muse anywhere around. I hope she comes back soon.
Stay cool!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

My Life Under the Bus said...

Such a cutie owl!!!! ...and I have to laugh because I too need a back up battery and go thru the same mental torture everytime!!!! Nevermind how many times I leave the damn thing attached to my computer and drain the battery just when I need it most. Last night we went to the yearly carnival - do you think I remembered my camera? noooope : P

Silver Parrot said...

Love the owl - he's so cute!

sharon said...

The owl is perfectly adorable!

Summer is meant to be outside in the dirt, flowers, plants, veggies, etc. That we it lives long in our memory during these loooong winters!

CharmN Jewelry said...

very nice tablets inspired by the fauna I suppose.I love the serious owls when they come to jewelry and also the dragon flies...much more than in real life.Gift Ideas

gbkoru said...

Love the new pendants!