August Adventures

August was one crazy stressful month. I don't have much to say as an introduction so I am just going to get to the photos.

We found that we have a gopher tortoise living in our backyard. These gopher tortoises are a threatened species here in Florida. We found that he dug his burrow right under our fence line. He was munching on the grass and posed so pretty when I took this picture. Then I got to close and he ran off. Surprisingly these guys are faster than you think.

So the remodeling of our master bedroom and bathroom was started the first week of this month. This is one of the biggest most expensive projects I have done yet. I was so stressed out the whole time. Here are some photos I had shared on my instagram. I still plan on writing a complete blog post on the process. I haven't taken pictures of it finished yet because there are a few small details we are still working on, like new lighting that I can't seem to decide on.

This is the new flooring. It is a porcelain tile that looks like petrified wood. It is so pretty!

Here is a picture of the inside of the shower.

We decided to freshen up the pain on the walls.

I only took a couple of my sky photos this month. We usually get the really pretty skies in the fall.

Here are a couple of sketches I did for my LifeBook lessons. The first one I actually completed the painting and you can find that here.

This is a sketch for the next lesson. I started the painting and need to get back to work on it, so I can finish it soon.

This is a 4 panel piece I am working on for my master bedroom to go over our bed. I started with painting the backgrounds to represent the changing of the seasons. I think I want to tone down the colors a bit and grunge them out more.

Another project I am going to try and keep up with is practicing drawing faces. I really wanted to make this a daily project but I am slow at drawing. I decided to make my goal at completing 2 a week. My goal is to try and complete 100 of them within a year. My first one is a selfie and the second is my version of Morticia Addams. Since it is getting closer to Halloween the next few are going to be themed that way. I hope to accomplish finding some sense of my own style in my drawings and paintings from completing this project. Follow me on my Instagram to see them as I complete them.

Well that time of year is upon us, and it is my favorite!

My sister wants me to paint this skull for her. I have an idea for it but it is going to take some time and planning to get it right.

Here is my very first Halloween purchase of the year! Michaels has some really great home decor this year. I also went to the annual Halloween Preview Party at Yankee Candle but I haven't taken a picture of those purchases yet.

I think that is about it for this month. I am looking forward to more Halloween projects in the coming months.