the enormous art show opens tonight at nahcotta! we just were up in portsmouth for our mini "staycation" and to hand in my paintings for the show, so we won't be making it to the opening this time 'round. (remember what happened last september?!) but if you are in the area, it's a show not to be missed! see it online here!
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this last week of summer was super exciting one for my pal jen... the book that she had been working on for over a year now came out on tuesday! hooray! jen and i were backyard neighbors (until last month when i moved just down the street) and we spent this winter drinking tea and talking books and art. it's so great to have another artist friend in town... i just got goosebumps when i saw this shot on her blog... how thrilling!
you have to check this book out! it's just beautifully designed with amazing ideas and techniques for designing your own t-shirts and more. i feel lucky, as jen gifted me with an advance copy for my birthday, and i've been drooling over it ever since. i just can't wait to dive in and do a couple of the projects soon... i told myself that i have to tackle my house unpacking project first though. (boo)
jen also gave ada her very own one-of-a-kind raeburn ink onsie and let me tell you, it sure beats the "i love daddy" ones you find out there... (no offense to daddies... ) ada is gonna be one cool 6-month old when she dons it this winter! (i'll be sure to share a pic!)
speaking of ada... she's right here, rolling around (well, attempting to) and chatting away on her fancy new play mat... i steered clear of too much baby stuff, but i've given in to this one, and boy am i happy i did as she sure does love her new farm animal friends. in fact, we were up at 5:15 am this morning and she was wide awake just ooing and cooing at them as i was simultaneously drinking coffee and falling back to sleep while sitting up. it's actually amazing i'm typing legibly to you now.... !
i'll sign off for now, as we are heading out to a little mama baby get-together... don't tell the babies, but since it's friday evening, and since we're all hard working new mamas... i'm bringing wine.
happy labor day weekend to those in the states!