Bird babies, solid perfume and friends.

Hello you cosmic unicycle riders!  How are things up there?  All is groovy I see.

I worked at the flower shop today for half a day.  It was one of those days that I had an opportunity to do a lot of thinking because it wasn’t very busy.  My mind was very active today and I had several new ideas for my art.  I also had some new ideas for some of my birds.  I put them away for a while because I was getting sort of obsessed with them.  Don’t get me wrong, I love them.  I think they are cute and funny and they make people smile.  It’s just that I was spending so much time concentrating on new patterns and new outfits for them that I kind of put other things on the back burner. 

Today I pulled them back out and smiled when I realized how many of them are so close to being finished.  I also giggled a bit when I opened the second box to see how many of them are waiting for their wings, tails and beaks.  Here are a couple of pics so you can see what I am talking about.

Semi complete birds

Almost there!

Still waiting

Waiting on completion.

 I’m going to make some of these into cake toppers.  I’m also going to be revealing a new line of birds in about a month or so.  I’m still working out the details for selling them. 

I also wanted to show y’all the solid perfume I told you about yesterday.  I’m also working on a different container for these.  You know me, I can’t do anything without changing it up a bit.  LOL!  A wonderful friend told me this week that I do things with a “flair”.  That made me smile because honestly, I don’t do that on purpose.  This little tin has a plastic insert that holds the solid perfume.  It’s the perfect size for the purse or pocket.  I also like these because if you are traveling, you can take it with you on the plane.  I’m thinking of making some sets of these.  I think it would be cool to be able to have several scents and not have to worry about space or any travel restrictions.

Solid Perfume

Solid Perfume TinSolid Perfume Tin Opened

Solid Perfume Tin Open

Open Tin of Solid Perfume

This scent is a very light and clean with just a touch of spice.  It’s really a lovely scent. 

I had lunch today with a friend.  We talked about changes and how life is too short to live it in fear and worry.  I’m so glad that I am surrounded by so many loving and wonderful friends.  I’m also grateful for the opportunities to be a good friend.  It’s all about balance and the give and take in life.  I am working very hard at becoming better in all areas of my life.  It feels good to have people who love me , and it’s good to have those friends who cheer me on as I reach my goals and dreams. 

I hope that I am a cheerleader and encourager to you as well.  You are divine and delicious and you deserve all good things in life!  Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to give away some love this week!  It always comes back bigger and better to you than it was when you sent it out.  How cool is that?!  🙂  Pay it forward baby!

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J is for Jelly Beans and Laughter

Hello happy spirits!  Today was a day filled with good food, laughter, friendship and creativity.  I woke up early and had a nice little game of toss with the wonderdog.  She has a tug toy that she adores.  Her new favorite game is bringing me the toy then seeing if she can grab it again before I can.  LOL  It’s hysterically funny.  This dog makes me laugh every day.

I had lunch with a friend today.  She is recovering from a hip replacement after her back deck collapsed with her on it.  She fell about 20 feet onto her glass table and then her propane grill fell on top of her.  She was in the hospital and then rehab for months.  She’s starting to walk some without her walker now so we went to lunch.  It was a good meal and I was glad to be able to spend some time with her. 

I had every intention of making soap today but that didn’t happen.  I got home a bit later than I expected.  I had to take care of some business emails and then my mind began racing again.  I had to sit down and sketch out some more ideas.  I worked on two of my paintings and then it was time to feed and walk Maddison again. 

Tonight I was having a hard time thinking of an idea for my J.  None of the ideas I had seemed right.  I actually googled “words that begin with J”.  LOL  How lame is that?  I scrolled down the list and nothing…nothing..then I saw it.  Jelly Beans!  I LOVE jelly beans.  And if you are interested, here is a bit of odd trivia about me.  I hate licorice.  Black or red it matters not.  But black jelly beans.  I Love Love Love them!  Bizarre I know.  What can I say?  I’m weird sometimes.  So I give you todays J.  It is titled “J is for Jelly Beans”.  I hope you like it. 

Jelly Bean J

J31 J is for Jelly Beans

Sweet dreams when you go.  I hope you rest peacefully and wake up rested, refreshed and ready to face another day.  You are a fabulous magnificent creature!  Remember this as you drift off to dreamland.