Carl and Cutter were so happy. Their "auntie" was here all week and they love her.
Carl had to share "his spot" on the sofa...
He wouldn't budge from his side of the sofa
until Sis offered him a Cheetos and then everything was OK.
We had a wonderful week. We went into Sutter Creek and Amador City, spending time in our favorite stores, talking to some friends and finding some "goodies" that we couldn't live without.
But, mostly, we made art.
Remember the bottle art that we made the last time she was here? This was a little Watkin's vanilla bottle that I created a few months ago.
Last week we went to bigger bottles and got crazy.
This was mine. It's not finished, but I love the "steam punk" look to it.
This is an old soda bottle. I Mod Podged some old dictionary pages onto it, let it dry and then sanded it off. The ridges of the bottle really stand out. Then I antiqued the paper with some walnut ink, using my finger and rubbing it in.
The "face" is a rusty pipe connector with a bit of screen covering the end.
Sis has taken classes from an artist that really takes this art form to a different level. His name is Micheal deMeng and I will be taking one of his classes in September at the Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA. His work is very dark and filled with ambiguous interpretation.
Sis is braver than I and she is not afraid to stretch the boundaries of her imagination.
This bottle was transformed with paper, a beautiful, old drawer handle, a plastic doll face and trinkets from my sister's collection of ephemera.
We spent one whole day doing this. Cheap fun and very creative.
The Corgi boys miss her. So do I.
Carl is still wondering where she went.
"She will be back boy, don't worry."