What I thought was going to be a perfect weekend for playing in my studio last weekend didn’t pan out. We had a heck of a storm that knocked out our electricity for almost a full day! When the lights came back on we found it had screwed up our computers and TVs . . . so, we (I say “we” but I mean my husband) set about fixing those problems. I was relegated to the “fetch me this” helper . . . a role I'm very good at.
The computers were quickly fixed but the TVs required a service call from DirecTV. After making the appointment I called them back within an hour requesting an upgrade for the cable box in my studio/office. The service guy arrived the next day and wasn’t aware of the request but assured us it would be no problem since he had one in his truck. We just needed to call the office so he could get an order number to install. Sounds simple, right? After we “thought” all was fine the service guy gets a call from the office with new instructions . . . he can’t do the upgrade . . . they will have to send the box to us to install! What?? I’ve never heard of anything so ridiculous. Oh well, the new box is in and working fine so I’ll step off my soap box now.
Since I don’t have anything new to show I remembered a “mermaid” I made around the time I took my first mermaid class with Julie Nutting last July. This mermaid was a creation I came up with I call “Marie Mermaid” – snappy title, eh? Ha! I found prints of Marie Antoinette and married one to a mermaid base template I made. For this Marie Mermaid I used a green glittery cardstock for the bottom half. I then added green, yellow, blue, and pink stickles and a little handbag for her to carry. I’ve got a few more Marie Mermaids in various stages I need to complete. Hope you like my first one-of-a-kind “Marie Mermaid” . . .