Monday, September 17, 2012

Ah Life...

So many things can happen in just a short period of time.  I'm forever amazed.

I finished my Medusa.
all the snakes are different zentangle designs, which I have to say, was a lot of fun to create.  I may need to find more goddesses to draw.

I made a dragonfly picture for a friend and sent it to her, as a very belated birthday gift.  I have a tendency to procrastinate (that is a serious understatement)  but in this case, it was quite a blessing.
Her father passed away a couple of years ago and when he did, she and her mother had both had quite a few experiences with dragonflies ( I had no idea), the day she received this in the mail, it had been exactly two years since her father's funeral.  I love when things work out like that.  Beautiful life.

In the past 3 weeks, we've had 2 more people move in with us. 
Austin, on the far left and Candace on the couch, along with my 3 sons.
It's a full and very creative house. 
I also gave my youngest dreads...

I have now been fully educated on how dreads work, how to maintain them...there is a lot to it all, but they're pretty awesome and he's lovin them.

Another picture I've drawn, inspired by a girl at the train station.
"waiting for the train"
(in pencil, ink and watercolor)

I got to go see my daughter, twice in one year..pretty spectacular.
my son-in-law, hub, daughter and moi.
Plus, we got to explore a cool coastal town, that we've decided deserves a longer visit.

I joined a very cool swap with a very cool bloggy friend...
We are swapping mermaids.  Here is a smidge of the one I will be sending to her.
this will be mailed out on Friday and I will show you the entire thing after she has received it. :)

And lastly, but not leastly...
We've begun our themed potlucks again, 
this one....
Star Wars!!
tusken raider

han solo

Happy Week and Life to you!  


  1. Your paintings are gorgeous Heather... love the zentangle snakes... and great family photos... how perfect was you dragonfly gift... a definite meant to be...

    Jenny x

  2. Fun, fun post. Loved your fire fly and your finished version of Medusa. Love the dreads. Better on your kid than mine.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  3. Love the zentangle = so intricate! My son shaves his head, so no dreads in the near future :)

  4. oh my goodness, you have so much fun all the time, dontcha??? Well, we are going to have some fun too! :D

    Medusa is fab!

  5. Medusa turned out wonderfully!! And the dragonfly art is neat that it ended up being doubly meaningful for your friend!

    I can't wait to see my pretty mermie! I'll let you know when she arrives :)
    Thank you!

  6. Heather your visits always brighten my day... I'm afraid I've been such a blogger slacker lately, I've been missing what all of my friends have been up to! I can't tell you how much I LOVE your Medusa... truly a masterpiece. The details in her snakes are simply mindblowing! Bravo :)


  7. Awe, how perfectly wonderful - all of it! I LOVE that you have a house full of kids and you can tell that yours is a welcoming home. AND your art is just gorgeous - I did the mermaid swap too! AND I LOVE waiting for the train - the pool on her neck is so cool.
    YEssss, can't wait to meet you next week! How cool is that? Looking forward to it!!! xoxoxo

  8. LOVE the medusa and newly sketched out girl! (nice job on the dreads too, I'm not showing my son though, he might want them! LOL)