Yo-Yo (Carin Terrier)

Graphite on Bristol smooth

This sweet little thing is my latest commission piece.  Yo-Yo was as loveable as could be, which is a very good thing, because I actually had to go to Yo-Yo’s house and do a photo shoot.  It was a new for me and it’s a service that I never offered because:

#1 I’m horrible with a camera

#2  Taking photos of an animal that is a stranger to you can upset the animal as well get you bit.

#3  An owner can take much better pictures, if they can provide you with 4-5 reference photos.

      So, since Alana is just an awesome photographer and since she received a pretty awesome camera for her birthday, she jumped at the chance to be manager of the photo shoot.  I was still a little apprehensive, but I told Alana that we were just going to sit in the floor and wait for Yo-Yo to come to us, play with him a bit, and if he enjoyed our company we would take pictures…(If he didn’t we were outta there!)

    As usual,  me and my worrywart self worried for no reason, and Yo-Yo was a complete and utter HAMMMMM!  Barbara (Yo-Yo’s Mommy) was so nice and helpful and we had so much fun that we stayed for quite a while after taking pictures and Yo-Yo was pretty sad when Alana left.

   The only problem we had was which picture to choose from and I was tickled to pieces that she loved the portrait.  I doubt I would ever do an on site photo shoot again, but it was overall a good experience.  Thank Goodness!

 Other than there isn’t too much going on,  I’ve been working on some patterning, I have another commission to post later on,  and I’m participating in another Bible study called “The Resolution for Women.”  So far, it’s a pretty good book, I found my copy at Kmart, so it’s easily available.  The Author is Priscilla Shirer, the creator of the Fireproof and Courageous movies.   Her you tube video “Who’s your Daddy?” Is what sold me, hook line and sinker.  When I watched it, I got chills from the top of my head to the tips of my toes!  I have watched it so many times that I can recite half it, LOL Below is the link if you’re interested:

Oh!!!! I almost forgot!  David bought me a bike:)  It’s pretty, and white, and has a seat as big as a couch….well not really, but it is pretty big.  All I need now is a bell and a basket.  David, Alana and I have been riding every other morning.  So, far I can only make it 2 or 3 miles before I’m ready to go home.  I’m not tired and my legs don’t hurt that bad…it’s just the bicycle seat…OUCH!  I do hope to get use to it by Fall, so we can ride the bike trails in Williamsburg.  Colonial Williamsburg in the Fall would be beautiful!

Welp, I guess that’s about all there is tell right now, besides my new addiction to Pinterest.  I made some make-up remover (from Pinterest) that was by far better than store bought!  I put heavy black pencil eyeliner on one eye then heavy liquid eyeliner on the other (Think Marilyn Mason or if you’re my age Alice Cooper) and it worked so good removing the make up. I didn’t have to scrub and I even accidently got some in my eye and it didn’t burn!  Here’s the Receipe:

1 cup water , 1-1/2 Tbsp. no tears baby shampoo, 1/8 tsp. olive or coconut oil (i used olive oil)……….and mix!

Okay, I’m really going this time, LOL I hope you all stay where it’s cool and have a great week!

Be Well and Happy! 

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