wow! is it really august already!?
it seems like just yesterday i was winging my way to the emerald isle...
now i'm just sitting here, swelling and sweltering in the hot humid new orleans air!
i am sooooo ready for fall, i cannot tell you...
so, there's been a lot going on over here at casa de leilani...but some of it has been scary and frustrating...
some of you know that my dear mr. cash got sick last month.
he kept throwing up ( which started the day he had his physical and his rabies shot) and continued to do so on and off for almost 3 weeks before the vet finally nailed down what was causing it. i was beside myself with worry, but in the end, we got him and miss patches sorted out ( or so it seems ) and everyone seems to be doing ok.
i've come to realize that now, whenever i am feeling stressed or put upon, i tense up to the point where i pull muscles in my back and shoulders. i was so worried about cash that i really did a number on my back last month. at one point i couldn't even drive because i couldn't turn my neck. that's no good!
but, again, we think everyone is sorted out!
i've been spending some time here and there working on a bunch of different things. mainly i've been doing a lot of paper crafting.
i really just needed a bit of a break from the dolls after that last batch. it's been a while since i made cards or tags and it has been truly enjoyable to sit down and work on the things i want to work on.
i will be listing some of these in my ETSY shoppe over the weekend, if anyone is interested....
my friend, kalaya also got me into art journalling - which is something i never ever ever thought i would want to do - but it is very therapeutic and i am enjoying it immensely. i don't have any pics to share with you just yet, but i am sure that i will, sooner or later!
i started a few new dolls this week as well:
and yesterday afternoon i started on a new project of which this face is part:
and---i got the lips almost exactly like i wanted them! finally! but, i had to let the clay practically dry before i could do it, and i doubt i'll be able to duplicate it...but i'm going to try!!
so, yes, it's august in the crescent city, which means rain and humidity and heat.
it's just gross to the point of making me not want to go outside at all. but, alas, i have to...
hope everyone is having a great week!
and here's to the upcoming weekend!!