Saturday, January 12, 2008
Here it is, the one I've been promising for weeks now....The Witch's Herbal Pantry, titled "Herbal Blessings". :) I just about went blind with this one, taking the bifocals off, putting them back on again, taking them off....But it was soooooooo much fun! I really love the chance to work in fine detail, so once I started this piece, it was hard to stop, hehe....Some of the items on the shelves are from my imagination, and a few are from my kitchen - like Merlin the cat, the bunches of dried herbs, and a couple of the canisters. :)
I don't usually set a reserve on my auctions, but this one took so long (and looks pretty amazing in person if I do say so) that if it doesn't go on ebay, it will go with me to a show later in the year.
On a personal note, but further to the subject of details, is an upcoming change in John's surgery date. Since he's becoming more symptomatic, the doctor put him on disability yesterday, and is trying to re-schedule surgery for sooner rather than later. We should know in a couple of days, and I'll post an update.
In the meantime, I'm painting every minute I can, so when the time comes, I can take a few days. Works in progress include a couple of signs, a black cat piece and a new tea chest, so stay tuned.....
Right now I'm off to my own herbal pantry to whip up a quiche for dinner (spinach and artichoke with mushrooms, made with some of last summer's dried herbs - yummmmmm!)
Have a wonderful weekend, all!