So, we had all this snow.
Then it rained. This is the rain in Paris, 2012, looking out a window at the Louvre. It's actually kind of pretty.
We got used to that rain -- it rained every day we were there.
I look at the photo below, taken at Montmartre Cemetery with our blog friend Peter (and if you love Paris, check out Peter's Paris.) There's something extra sad and beautiful about a cemetery in the rain.
There is nothing beautiful about my basement in the rain. The ground is frozen (or at least was, I'm not so sure about now) and it's leaking inside. I will not show you a photo because as little as I get embarrassed about a lot of stuff I probably should, I would definitely be embarrassed for you to see the basement. Instead, I'll share the one who doesn't seem to mind the rain -- because she isn't mopping it up and wringing out towels (because the washer and dryer are both broken -- don't start me.)
It may all be gloom and doom today but in the long run, not so bad. I've been painting a bit -- lots of springy bookmarks, which are good training for bigger pieces.
Here's a start of a collection! They still need their ribbons at the top.
And practicing my winter trees. This one needs work, but I did it based on a Leslie Frehling tutorial HERE for my painting pals.
Before Valentine's Day I made a few of these very cute lace hearts I'd seen on loads of your blogs! I thank MANY of you for the inspiration.
And I made Rick a Valentine's Day book -- a poetry book of poems from our year.
Pretty simple art, but loads of fun.
I needed a little color in the house. First I went for the gold!
Then the purple. Do you sense a Mardi Gras theme here?
And I baked shortbread cookies for Valentine's Day using my molds. The one on the left is regular shortbread, the right is ginger shortbread and hence a little darker.
I ended up dipping the triangles in chocolate.
Then I added coconut to the rest of the dipping chocolate for a few treats.
And all was good!
I hope it stops raining soon because otherwise you'll never hear from me again. I'd like to think this rain is the start of Spring.
But when you live in Michigan, you know you're still dealing with this!
Keep cozy. And dry.
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