I didn't pack my watercolors or pencils since my trunk was SO full. Shucks. Since Grammie C isn't an artist like me, she didn't think to tell me that part of this birthday celebration was the chance to sit down and talk and listen to a whole bunch of wonderful artists. One day we relaxed in a small group of Grammie's friends and visited with Connie Lowe. Ms Connie makes the most incredible art. You'd love her imagination. Connie had brought her sketchbook full of ideas that seem to hover around her all the time. I loved being able to look at her drawings.
Then we spent a good deal of time with Nikki Britt who whispered that she had a most special surprise waiting for me. I hope I get it soon!
This morning we met at a breakfast called 'A Snowy Day' with Maggie Iacono. She showed us how she makes her own patterned felt for her outfits. I've never thought about being a fiber artist but she made it look so straightforward that I bet I could do it. Her husband shared that she does some of the splattery work in their kitchen sink and that his job is to clean it up. Think if I promise Mommy not to leave a mess that she'd let me try this out?
I tried to get a good picture with Maggie's new little boy and sled. But he was feeling kind of shy with all the attention he was getting so I'm not sure how well you will be able to see him. Fortunately one of Grammie's new friends sat with us so I played with her little girl who was also feeling a bit overwhelmed. This was her first meal event, but now I'm feeling so at home that I just held her hand and told her to relax and enjoy herself.
Some tickets went for clothes for Ellowyne and the biggest bunch of all went into a raffle for a cute new outfit for you! It is by Boneka and you would LOVE it!
Keep your fingers crossed. I hope you win!!!!
hugs and kisses
Annie Laurie replies: For ME??!!!! This is so much fun! I love getting your reports "from the front" and I'll keep digging R. in the ribs so that she posts them for you double quick - she's down in the dumps right now and needs cheering up. XOXO Annie Laurie