Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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!