What’s Going on Around Here?

I have (mostly) not abandoned my blog, although it probably looks like it. Honestly, I am desperately trying to play catch-up (and tackle a ridiculous task of epic proportions in my pain-in-the-arse backyard) now that I am back in Baltimore.

I apologize for my lack of, well, everything around here. No Friday Favorites? No nothing? Yeah, pathetic. But I really, really needed a break from pretty much every aspect of my life and that break somehow managed to last three weeks. The only downside (aside from my shameful neglect of this blog) is that my muse decided to stay in northern Michigan (as I wish I could have). So, instead of creating (I haven’t touched my art supplies at all since arriving home), I’ve been focusing on the aforementioned ridiculous task…that, and falling down the basement stairs. Boy, am I sore.

So, for those of you who missed me (What? You didn’t even realize I was gone? Sheesh.), here are a few random tidbits.

  • Friday Favorites will be returning ASAP, now that I am once again in the Land of the Reliable Internet Connection (also the land of freaking Code Red air days and stifling humidity).
  • My trip was not completely devoid of creativity. In fact, I shot (what I think is) a very nice series of photographs while in northern Michigan. I even sucked it up and created prints for sale in my Etsy shop. Please check them out and let me know what you think!
  • I have once again fallen way behind on my 365 Project. Hopefully, I’ll get all caught up by the end of the week. I really can’t wait to be done with it.
  • Mosquitoes only like to bite the back of my left calf. What the hell is up with that?
  • I have really missed reading everyone’s blogs and looking at Illustration Friday submissions. I really need to get back into the swing of things and hope that I can coax my muse to come back east.
  • I chickened out on the gallery thing. I know, I know. Lame.
  • This place is fantastic. Try the Auxerrois  and the fungus wine (sounds disgusting, but it’s actually quite delicious).

photo : lakeside II by yours truly (available for purchase here)

 

 

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2 thoughts on “What’s Going on Around Here?

  1. Oh Miss Ruth, how I have missed you, and your caustic wit, so! Seriously, I really have. I’m so glad you had a nice time in Michigan. It’s about time you took a totally well-deserved break! I mean, I realize you ARE Super Woman, however, even she needed to hang up her lasso and bracelets once in a while. (Yea, can ya tell I’m a child of the 70’s?) As for you falling down the stairs, well I hope you’re doing okay. No one saw you, did they? That’s the WORST thing about falling. Witnesses.
    I look forward to seeing your photos…in fact, I’m off to your etsy shop to drool over them now. Take care of yourself, and try not to lose your balance anymore this week. There is such a thing as gravity, and it’s not very kind.
    xoxoxoxox Missed you!
    PS:Glad you liked the miniatures that I posted about! I have a couple more pics of some rooms I didn’t post, if you would like me to send them to you. SO COOL about Sir loving toy trains! That’s the PERFECT cover for when you need to “go pick something up for Sir at the hobby shop”! Am I right, or am I right?
    xoxoxox

  2. I totally understand about needing a break and a breath of fresh air.

    Also, I am starting to fall behind a bit on my 365 project. I’m starting to lose interest a little bit. I’ll keep up with it, but in the beginning I went out of my way to take interesting pictures. Now I don’t really care; I just take a snapshot of whatever seems to represent the day.

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