The 2014 Calendar is Done!
I’ve been missing you! Did you think I’d run away? Oh no! Not that I wouldn’t like to! I’m ready to go outside and play! I’ve been making lists of things I’m going to do when I get done with my work, daydreaming, I have big plans. But I designed us a new calendar and about fifteen minutes ago I turned it in! DONE! SO excited! You were the first ones I wanted to tell! ♥ It’s filled with new art, I’ve been painting up a storm. I’m hearing the 2014 calendars should come in before June this year (they made me promise not to take any bets on this!) so we don’t have too long to wait. I’ve never turned in a calendar so late, they were nice to let me do it!
We have some flowers coming tomorrow girlfriends! ♥
This was me this morning, doing that last page for January. NOW, fyi (because I know I’m MIA), I still have to design the mini calendar — but that will go much faster! And then I have about fifteen pages of our book to do — and then . . . I’m free as a bird! I’m not in a huge hurry to finish the book, I love it — it’s turning out to have so many clues to my artistic roots, I’m still dreaming of it at night … all kind of a surprise for me. By the way, whichever one of you, and probably it was more than one, that gave me the idea of doing a pre-sell for A Fine Romance, I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am we did it! I never would have had enough! And now the publisher knows how many to order ahead of time and we’re all going to get ours!!! Brilliant girlfriends! I tell Joe how much I learn from you and he’s now starting to get the picture! ♥
By the time I get done, it will be looking like this in our garden! Perfect timing. I know I owe you all a virtual trip to California, and I promise I will take you soon, complete with video. ♥ Your support has been SO wonderful girlfriends! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Soon I will get this blog back in gear, have us a fun giveaway . . . but let me get finished with this, I’m so close, and I’ll keep checking in. Here comes spring!
I can’t seem to go! Once I get on a calendar-designing roll, I just keep it going right over onto the blog! Anyway, you know how I feel about continuous small treats? Look what I just got in the mail about twenty minutes ago! Direct from Susan Branch Studios, all wrapped in tissue and stickers … my reward for working so hard …. a black Emma cup!!! Cute eh? I had to have it.
Because I love black and white — it matches my cats … also, it says TEA on one side, MUG on the other — inside it says, “English,” and then “Breakfast!” I love all those words!
OK, I meant to send one little snow picture and look where I’ve gotten myself. I have to go now! I have entertained you long enough, as Jane Austen would say. Love you girlfriends! Happy St. Paddy’s Day — I was thinking about you! ♣ ♣ ♣