Well just when you get all excited about a new year, and new possibilities, things change! My husband came home yesterday, early, after being fired from his job of 7 years. No explanation, no severance, nothing.....not even a goodbye or thanks for building this company into the number one, fastest, data transfer company in the world......just nothing.
We're in our 50's, and contrary to all the current thinking that 50 is the new 30 (bullpoopy), it's not getting any easier. Somehow there are people out there that have these massive, disposable incomes and like to buy and sell companies for fun. They don't know business, they don't know how to manage, they don't know much of anything except that they've got money to burn and we don't.
Well, enough of that......
During the holidays I had a few orders, and I thought I'd share a couple of them with you. This local gal wanted a unique gift for her husband and her daughter, and what's better than a permanent sculptural reminder of a beloved pet? The first sculpt is of a dog that is no longer around, however, he was the "soul-dog" of this lady's husband. I worked from a photograph they had of "Scout" when he was running around a lake they used to visit, and someone had put some "goggles" on him. It was a very humorous picture and she thought her husband would love a reminder of his past pet. Here's Scout:
|Scout stands about 6" tall, and he's a Chesapeake Bay retriever.|
Do you see the goggles on him?
This next one is of a dog they currently own, and his name is "Rocky." Rocky was decorated one day in a little costume that had a headband with kitten ears on it, and a hot pink feather boa wrapped around his neck. The daughter considers this her dog and loved the picture, so why not have a permanent version also. Here's Rocky:
|Rocky is also about 6" tall and he's some sort of mix|
breed, so they're not quite sure about his lineage.
|The two together......pretty cute, eh?|
I'm currently working on a dachshund for the lovely Lynn over at "life on the wienee ranch." I hope to have it done soon, but I'm currently in the middle of a move for my mother.
Yes, folks, we received some wonderful news about my mom. She recently had another PET scan and a bunch of blood work done. We met with her oncologist last week, and.................wonder of all wonders........her tumors have either stopped growing, and in some cases even shrunk a bit, and now unless new growth takes place, or there's new activity, she does not need to have anymore chemo at this time! Needless to say, she is extremely grateful and has been chatting with God quite often. We have found a place for her and it's really quite nice. She will be renting a 700 s.f., one bedroom apartment in an adult community which is specifically for those wanting to live an independent life, yet have all the bells and whistles in the needs of the elderly. She's very excited about it, and I'm very happy and excited for her. We have begun the process of cleaning out her home and we're dealing with all the decisions of what to take, what to store and what to sell........which is exhausting considering all the
crap goodies she's got!
Here's a couple of vintage Valentines to whet your appetite for more. I'm including the original and a cleaned up version in a png format for those of you wishing to create digital crafts.
Please enjoy these, and keep an eye out for some that I will have created in the next week or so. I am still working on creating new backgrounds for my blog, and I currently have two Valentine versions ready, I just need to pick one and load it. Here are the two to choose from, maybe you all can help me decide. Let me know which one you think I should load.
Here's Background #1 and Header #1
Here's Background #2 and Header #2
I know, I know, they're quite a different look for me, but I'm having a blast creating and I really wanna' try having a background and header for each holiday. There will always be an aspect of silly and fun in my work, but I wanna' try different looks with that in mind as an overall theme. Am I making any sense????
Anyway, that's it for now. More goodies to come.........enjoy each day!