Oh my, where to begin? First, Dave and I are moving to a new house! :) While I love living in a quirky older house and enjoy our neighborhood, there are many things that I'm ready to change. We've lived here 5 years, which is the longest I've lived anywhere in my adult life. There's definitely something to be said for having roots and creating your home just as you want it. However, there's something to be said for change, a fresh perspective, and room to breathe! Our new home is over 500 sq feet larger than our current, small pad. It has enough space for Dave and I to each have our own work rooms, and two bathrooms (omg, this is such a luxury if you don't have it).
There are too many perks to list, but one of the biggest, is that Dave and I can finally have a dog! :) I know, I know, - you're thinking, how many animals can you need, Leila? Well, we currently have 2 kitties and 6 chickens. Unfortunately, we are having to re-home the chickens. That is the major downside to the move. They are going to a friend though, so we'll get to visit our girls anytime. We'll soon have our new Corgi puppy, and he'll be ready to live with us come mid-December. I have wanted a Corgi for so long, I even decided on the name long ago if I ever got one. Isn't Edward sweet? :)
Meanwhile, during the packing and craziness of moving during the holidays, I'm trying to get ready for my annual Holiday show, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. I have so many new ideas and pieces waiting to be painted for the show and Etsy! Can there be more hours in the day please?
Here's my newest creation, a "Day of the Dead" nutcracker! I will also be painting one for the Blue Genie show. Allow me to introduce "El Rey", he's available in my Etsy shop:
Off to pack a box, paint, and run around like a crazy person! ;)