Tuesday, September 18, 2018

August Recap

Happy Tuesday. Hope your September is going well. Summer is still hanging on here. It has been in the 90's for weeks with no rain in sight. It is finally suppose to cool off in the next few days with some rain and feel more like fall.
I made this piece on my Ipad Pro. I was inspired by something similar I saw on Pinterest.

August started out pretty well  Rich sent me these flowers for our 24th Wedding anniversary on the 3rd. He said he didn't want to buy me sunflowers again since we had a ton of them outside so he asked the florist for something different and these are what they sent. These are not my usual colors  but it was a nice change.  I especially loved the hot pink gerber daisies and it was nice of him to think of me. 
Speaking of flowers. I planted zinnias again in the back yard this year but they did not do very well Especially the ones on the south side. I think it was because it was too hot. We did end up with a lot of surprise sunflowers though. They just magically appeared. They could have been from the birds dropping seeds however they got there I loved them though.

The new vet we took Lily to agreed with me and did not think her teeth were the problem, He came up with a plan for some different meds to try. The first one an antihistamine did not help but the second one did especially with the backwards sneezing. The med is used for dogs with uncontrolled vomiting but off label is used for dogs with this kind of issue. Unfortunately it has not helped with her eating issues where she turns her head when she starts to eat though. Hopefully we can come up with something that will help both problems.  We also got her a doggy stroller because she was having a hard time going on long walks with Indie. She loves it. Now we just need it to cool off here so we can go on more walks. Here is a video of her in it.

Things in our Etsy shop started out strong but then sales started to dwindle. Thinking it may have had something to do with the end of summer and back to school. I had a return buyer that wanted a bunny themed set for her 3rd child. This is what I came up with. She loved it.
I also got this great photo from a buyer of her son wearing my nautical party hat. Isn't he adorable?

I did some more homework from Ipadbootcamp. This time it was the photo lettering technique. The writing was suppose to be woven into the background. This one was a challenge for me and am still not sure I got it right but am calling it done. I also combined it with a Ladyboss lettering challenge which was to letter your astrological sign. I am an Aries and found this great photo of a ram to signify it. I have a lot of Aries traits especially the stubborn and strong willed part but am also very driven and will get things done. Emilia is also an Aries and Rich is a Leo so we are all fire signs which means there can be a lot of butting heads around here sometimes. 
I took a couple of more Skillshare classes. This one is from Lisa Long Designs 3D Lettering Class
This one is from Jspcreates Handlettering Turning Words Into Art Class. I enjoyed both classes a lot.
My sister's birthday was on the 20th. I decided to do a real watercolor floral monogram this time.  She loved it and I loved how it came out too.

Finally I made these Paleo strawberry cheesecake bites they were super yummy. You can get the recipe here.
That's all for now. I hope the rest of your month is a good one and I will be back with more to share then.

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