Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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! ;)


Pili said...

Oh my goodness! Yay for a better and bigger place to leave!

And a big YAY for a puppy!! He looks sooo sooo sweet and cute!

Brandi said...

Good for you! Change is always a good thing, even if it doesn't seem so at first.
PS.. I LOOOOVE that nutcracker! Is it for sale or are you going to make more? Special order??

Linda in New Mexico said...

Congrats on the new place. Good for you. And yes Edward is an excellent name, especially for a Corgi. They are such delightful and eager to please dogs. Oma LInda

rox said...

corgy ! no ! I want a corgy too ! we have 3 dogs and legally we can't have more than 3 in the city I'm sure my dh is happy about that ;-)
Leila I was just thinking to write you today ! I am getting those items back from my sil as she has not even made a move to attempt anything on them so I was going to ask you if I should mail them out end of Dec. when your holiday crafty show is all over and done with ? although you may talke a vacation after all that plus moving !
I am excited for your move ! I do hope bigger house means bigger yard too ☺
I'll write you soon okay
moving is hard work but great too you really see what you need and what you should've chucked a long time ago lol
lov rox

Shayla said...

I had a sable Corgi last year but he died and now we have a tri-colored one. They are such funny and strange dogs. I wouldn't give my dog up for anything. I like the name Edward...reminds me of Cowboy Bebop.

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Good luck on your move and congratulations on your new dog - they are the best!

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