I could make all kinds of excuses for being absent, but sometimes life and family happens. Have had a sick granddaughter on my hands and had a relapse of the flu. Haven't been having much fun, that's for sure.
Things have settled down and I think I'm back on track again and felling pretty settled. I remember when I was little, I had to complete all my chores before I could play or read and this sweet Daisy Sprinkling Love from Elphine House Australia, from one of my favorite artists, Elisabeth Bell, just reminds me of that work ethic my mom and dad instilled in us. Work before play or pleasure!
I made this image into a bookmark for a really special little girl. I'm trying to entice her into reading more and thought something with ribbns and buttons might help her keep her place. She's colored with copics and added some Stickles to her apron, ruffle on her dress, feed, and that sweet chicken. The papers are from Graphic 45 (my favorite paper company!), the buttons are from Close To My Heart, the bakers twine is from The Twinery, and the lace and pearls are from my stash.
What a gorgeous image she is, don't you think? She reminds me of those sweet farm girls who get up at o-dark-thirty to get her chores done and doesn't even question it.
Hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed making her! Now I hope she's not too thick for her books!