Make a flower bouquet. Yes, stupid Ike knocked down two of my three big sunflower plants. One is completely demolished but I'm trying to salvage the second. I have it tied with a ribbon to 3 skewers and a garden spade and it's propped up with an outdoor chair. It looks totally ghetto though so I'll spare you the after photos. But here's the before:And the flowers I salvaged yesterday. That plant was nearly spent so I'm not too bummed that I lost it but Chloe cried for a while on the way to church. The bouquet is nice and is a good way to end the summer I think. And, yes, I do realize that I have no reason for complaints since it will be weeks before Ike survivors have showers and hot food. No tragedies here...And here's another little something that I finished last night. It's my first "person" painting and was inspired by a picture that I took of the girls at Jim Warren park. There is much room for improvement but I'm happy with the way it turned out. For some reason when I take a picture of this painting, Halle's hair looks orange but it doesn't actually look that way. I had to paint it a little darker because otherwise her head would be transparent and that's just not a good look for anybody. I will not be posting this in my Etsy shop though. For one, it seems like I'd be selling my kids and secondly who besides me is going to want a painting of the backside of my kids? I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to get pics of paintings which is my big holdup on the shop. These watercolors are too big to scan properly and a picture of a painting isn't that fabulous. I do have some smaller paintings like the first sunflowers that I did and possibly "green apple and vase" and another one that will go up in the next couple of days. I'll probably give a print to the grandparents if they'd like one. I'll make sure to let you guys know when stuff is up in the shop.