My sweetie and I ran away to the coast for a few days.
We’ve had a season of hard work (getting the snow roof up and reworking our main ministry website) and we needed the downtime.
We stayed with friends and did a bit of art.
Here’s a close up of one of Paul’s paint pours on a canvas. Silicone in the paint creates cells of different colors.
And, of course, we had to go to the beach. (I made a new friend.)
It was an overcast misty day with many lovely views.
And because, well, art, here is a tile honoring the beautiful waves of the Oregon coast.
We finally got the bunnies all tucked away in a winter bunny barn. The cages are all lined up on shelves with angled boards underneath to roll the bunny poo to one side. (Bunny ownership is so exciting.) 😉
Here’s my weekly tile honoring the new bunny barn.
Well, this is it. I finished the Inktober challenge and in October too! I did run a number of patterns together in each tile, rather than playing with them one at a time, but I got it done. 🙂
I was a bit taken aback by well, well, who. The pattern looked very difficult to draw, but the step-outs were easy and voilà! there it is. Thanks, Stephanie Jennifer, for the #InktoberTangles2019 challenge.
There was a knock at the door and three young boys tumbled in with this!
Plus a whole box full of toads! They found them in holes dug for foundation footers (the toads had jumped in but couldn’t get out).
They’ll find them a new and safer home near our pond.
We just a call from our son a bit ago. He warned us not to wander out because there were a couple of moose by the pond, a momma and her calf.
I took this picture from our front porch and it’s dusk so the picture isn’t great. I did lighten it up a bit so you can see them. They are on the far side of the pond standing to the right of a bench. The bench is your standard size park bench so you can get a general idea of how big they get. I would have probably come up to about the momma’s shoulder.
Followup: Here’s a picture my DIL was able to get from her front porch. You can see the park bench off to the far left.
Bless my sweetie. He made me a shelf over the dining room window for my plants. We’re having below freezing temperatures and some of them have to come inside (everything outside gets covered in straw (and eventually snow) for the winter). Most of my pumpkins are slowly ripening and turning orange.
And in honor of the new shelf, I used three more Inktober patterns to create a plants-on-a-shelf theme.
Last year I discovered Inktober … in November. Bummer. But this year I was ready for it!
I figured I would roll the daily pattern prompts into my weekly tile challenge, working on tiles a little bit each day. I need to do some catch up anyhow, so a few extra tiles here and there won’t hurt.
My weekly challenge themes come from the stuff of my world. The patterns are selected by Stephanie of Everything is Art as a part of the #InktoberTangles2019 challenge.