Many years ago, when I was first working, my Boss told me of a superstition (for lack of a better word) that brought good luck. He told me that if I said, "Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits" on the 1st day of each month, it would bring me good luck. Even better, if I said it before anything else in the morning of this first day, better luck would come my way. So, when I can remember, I say it. It hasn't made much of a difference yet, but maybe, I have had great luck, without even knowing it.
Welcome to November. This is when things start ramping up. We are on a sugar high from Halloween, but looking forward to baking for Thanksgiving, and then all the Christmas/ Hanukkah treats that are sprinkled through the next month, create a sparkle until the end of the year.
Down here in Florida, the "Season" is just getting started. There is always so much more to do each week, and it is fun filled and friend filled, as the seasonal residents arrive again.
One of the things that I enjoy doing, is going to Estate Sales. There is a great App called: "Estatesales.NET" and if you put in your zip code, they will let you know weekly about estate sales in your area. We have found wonderful things - some big, and some small, but all intriguing.
|Recently, I found this old cigar box.|
I wanted to use it to hold art supplies.
But...when I opened this box up, this is what I found......
|After I got this home, I realized that the box originally|
held within it, a story.
The cigars were handmade in Kingston, NJ, for B&S
and I think that they were meant to be given out for a very special occasion...
|Either a very special birth date...or possibly a wedding?|
I can create a whole story around this box,
but I am certain that it won't be used for art supplies.
|There is still a lot of damage along this coast. |
Electricity is still spotty as well as the internet.
Hurricane Irma really 'whacked' the east coast all the way up to & into GA
This is a colored pencil overlay of a pencil drawing.
Last month, I posted a photo of the beginning of the drawing.
I am progressing towards the completed work.
It takes many layers of pencil to create the effect of each leaf.