It's true the old folktale.... we used to tell this story to our 4 year olds with felt figures to illustrate it when I worked in HeadStart..... about the man who couldn't sleep because it was too noisy in house with his wife and kids so the wise woman told him to make it worse by adding another animal to his little shack, he did but still couldn't sleep, so he asked for advice again, she told him add another, a cow to his little shack, again it didn't help, so she told him to add a horse, and on and on until he couldn't fit into his shack hardly at all. Of course he still couldn't sleep at ALL so he went back one more time and she told him to get rid of all the animals. He did and the house was so quiet with just his wife and kids that he slept wonderfully!!!
Anyway, I did get a few things done... a painting of our fall leaves... just for fun. I wanted to leave the background white like a botanical but just couldn't stand all the white space... I need to work on that.
and some photos taken while going for rides on dirt roads in our foothills, my son's favorite thing to do lately.... I may try to paint the deer...
and some photos from the Naples Grape festival. The grapes smelled sooo wonderful just walking past this vineyard... I'm pretty sure I want to try to paint the grapes! We HAD to buy a grape pie, of course!
I'm hoping next week to have more detailed photos of how I make the ornaments as I have a few more started. Have a great week!