Monday, November 24, 2014

Catching Up

Due to some planned events, and a very sad unplanned one, I have only been home one weekend in the last 5.  To say that this has affected my progress in the art area is an understatement, as I don't tend to be very productive in the evenings after work.  So I thought I'd share some pics from a couple of the happy reasons I was out of town, as I love it when other bloggers take me on little vicarious trips with them through pictures.

The one weekend I did spend at home, the weekend before this last one, I decorated for Christmas as it was my only chance until mid-December, when it's just too late to bother since we're out of town the week of Christmas. I haven't taken any pictures of it but my husband took this picture because he was proud of the fire he built. (The house we moved to recently has a fireplace, which we sorely missed in our last house, so we're still in our fireplace honeymoon phase)

I do have one picture of a page I did in a journal a few weeks ago, an abstract piece from a Gillian Lee Smith online class that I've been neglecting.

My husband and I went to Mendocino for our 2nd anniversary - I can't believe it's been 2 years already.  The Mendocino coastline is so beautiful....

This is where we stayed, it's called Fensalden Inn, we were in our own bungalow way off to the left, very rustic, apparently it was part of an old hippie commune, but we loved it and we were allowed to have our dogs.

We took the dogs for a walk on the trails they keep maintained on the property, our bungalow is in the background.  The dogs had a blast.

The owner was so proud of this perfect souffle he served me for breakfast that I had to take a picture of it.

I loved this old weathered fence that was all over the property.

In nearby Fort Bragg, this store has very specific and seemingly unrelated specialties - my husband finds it hilarious and has been trying to remember the name of it ever since we were here several years ago - he was so excited to finally find out what it was and see that it was still there.

From the ridiculously charming village of Mendocino, looking back at the coastline.

A last shot of coastline, I think I'll save the girl's weekend at Avila Beach for my next post, before I lose your attention!