I wanted to introduced you all to the newest member of our family "OLAF" :) His creator Christy Runyan displays her work at my fav. art gallery here in Portland, the Attic Gallery if you are in town you should popped in and say "Hi" they are a friendly bunch and have the best selection of art in town.
He seems to be settling in very well :)
My Blogger Buddy Kelli from Bug Miscellany Blog is such a sweetheart, she gave my Blog When T. Rules The World the blogger award below, thanks Kelli you are awesome :)
She wrote a lovely blog post last week about how her parents have inspired her it was very moving, check it out HERE
I do not think I could be quite so eloquent. I am inspired by my Children and I feel very blessed to have them. :)
On a different note, Guess who came to dinner the other night?!?!?!
Yep, a family of skunks!
Can you believe it, in my suburban garden, now I think I have seen everything. You know growing up in suburban England the wildest thing I ever saw in our garden was a Hedgehog. But since living in America I have seen in my Garden, Rattle snakes, Possums, Raccoons, Deer, Coyotes, Bats and now Skunks, who needs to go to the Zoo :)
I know the photos are not up to the usual quality but chasing these guys around the garden to get a shot was tough, a point and shoot might have been a better camera to use for this task.
Anyway, it was entertaining and you have to admit they are rather cute :)
I also wanted to share with you the Dear Darlings pen pal project over at Oh My Darling Blog
Melissa, has set up groups of people who want to be pen pals, yes actually write REAL letters to each other, if you are interested in joining, click the Dear Darlings link and get started, she would love to hear from you :)
And Lastly, I wanted to let you know that in the month of August I am having a sale of all my Rose Prints in my Etsy Photography Shop :)
Any 8 x 8, 8 x 10, or 8 x 12 Rose Print for just $10.00 that is a 60% savings. Get a jump start on those Holiday gifts. Who doesn't love flowers that will last forever :)
Have a great start to the week :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.