Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Back Again

Well, I haven't been too sprightly about posting lately.  Not much going on here creatively, but we did get a new roof (along with almost every house in our neighborhood) after the hail storm.  Then the air conditioning went out in the attic room that functions as my studio.  The thermostat read 96 before going to "HI."  I wasn't sure if it was just greeting me for coming up to check on the heat level or if it didn't feel like adding another degree or two.  I love my attic room, but it must have air conditioning!

Fee was out of town for a week, and Edgrr decided to go walk-about.  He slips out the door, even when I'm watching, when I get the paper or the mail.  Since he always returns, I wasn't worried at first.  I was sure happy to see him when he finally returned.

The weather can't decide whether to be pleasant or threatening.  We've had so much rain this year!   We can only hope that some of it is distributed across the summer months.

The Baton Rouge contingent came up for Mother's Day weekend.  Now that Erin has a fenced in backyard, they decided to get another dog. They chose a rescue dog that was being fostered in Shreveport, so they were able to combine purposes--new dog, family visit, Mother's Day.  

We had a nice brunch on Sunday before they headed back.

Mila is growing up so fast.
 Max, Bryce Eleanor, and Mila
 Brandon, Erin, Fee, Amelia, Chris

On the Month of Letters challenge I did not make the 30 letters in 30 days, but I did get 24 letters or postcards mailed out, and I'm satisfied with that.  

 with two cool ATCs!
Thanks, Connie!

 Above to Melody,
Below to Anna

 Postcards to each of the grands - the weekly/almost weekly thing.

Since it has been so long since I've posted,
I have more pics to upload.
Maybe tomorrow.


  1. The weather has been eccentric all over the place recently. At least you had a lovely family visit!

    1. The weather has never been "trustworthy"--but in the last several years, it has been eccentric!

  2. Jen, you are quite clever with your mail. I love sitting here admiring it and finding fun details.

    1. Thanks, Annie! I love playing with paint and then I bought a gelli plate which offers even more ways to experiment. :)

  3. Hi Jen
    Glad you had such a nice visit with your family last weekend. Our weather has been crap except Mother's Day was warm and Sunny. That was enough of a present for me. This entire week is chilly rain. Love your art mail too.
    xx, Carol

    1. It was a nice visit, but it always surprises me how much the kids change in a matter of months. Seeing the B.R. gang after a month or two is always a surprise and a pleasure. I'm glad your Mother's Day was sunny and warm!

  4. I know your weather...thank God we haven't gotten all that craziness that you have. Your beautiful grandchildren are growing. So happy they were able to visit for Mother's Day. I bet you enjoyed them.
    I enjoyed your mail--both incoming and outgoing. They are all so interesting and detailed. Do show more pics soon. I love your art!

    1. We have actually missed the worst of it lately, but the weather threats are so frequent and so widespread. Well, you know about growing/changing grandchildren, don't you! Obviously, I haven't caught up with another post about mail art like I said I would. I've been online lazy lately.

  5. Your story about the thermostat saying "Hi" to you made me smile! I LOVE your art!

    1. Thanks, Debra! When the temperatures are 85 outside, the attic is like an oven. :) Which is why I use it for drying my clay pieces in the summer. I have my air conditioned area and a door to the rest of the attic oven. I should get a thermometer for the attic for when the outside temps are over a 100!


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