The elves are still working madly in the studio. Lots of plaster flying around; aprons so crusty and stiff that they can stand up by themselves. Big, heavy objects to paint, sand, form and give pleasure. Girl reporter has been busy with other tasks; blogging has slowed to a standstill.
Meanwhile the studio is a shambles of plaster dust, plaster flakes, plaster paperweights and plaster disaster. Hot, frenzied, inspired ideas boinging off the walls.
Hot is a word that we've not used recently. But our cold snap is supposed to be ending this weekend and right now it is raining softly at my house with no ice forming. Keep your fingers crossed.
Lots of journal writing. A life isn't fully lived until it's been digested in the journal (thank you, Theo).
Oh pooey. John just reported that we are having freezing rain after all and the ice on my rhody leaves proves it. Dang. Good thing I got all my laundry caught up. I'd better get this posted before the electricity goes off. The dreaded ice storm cometh.
These photos from the kitchen. Chilis soaking for a Chilacas con Puerco.
Xochonostles (tunas from a certain type of cactus) ready for deseeding and stewing up in a wonderful soup. Since John got his new computer (no more needing to wait for mine) he has come up with loads of new recipes to try out on us and yum yum have we ever been eating good.
Zanahorias, pickles carrots with chilis and onions. He's tried many recipes but finally found the perfect one. What a wonderful way to get your vitamins.
I had a phone order yesterday for a gift certificate so I thought I'd make it official here. You can paypal me $33 for a gift certificate that I will e-mail back to you and then your giftee can choose a print off my site and I will Priority Mail it out right after Christmas or whenever you wish. Eventually I will post this on my website but I'm in the first stages of a whole new site so it may be awhile.
Busy. So very busy, happy, full of the Christmas spirit. Light a candle and hug a friend. 'Tis the season.