If you check out her latest post, you'll see she's been on vacation too! I think I'll invent one, in the hopes that by using a little creativity while traveling through blog-land I can vicariously experience the beach and other cool places.
No pity parties here though! I got to do the deMeng workshop and DH did an illustration conference in New York a couple of weeks ago, so we've had our share of adventures. Summer at home with two kids, a dog, two cats and a hamster makes for some fairly lively days. Trips to the pool, photo-walks and visiting friends... hey, I just saved on accommodations! Now if I can squeeze in some studio time.
Fortunately the last half-dozen light switch plates I made sold, so I'm working on another batch. I use alcohol ink for the base and get some really unusual colors and marbly patterns. I'd like to hear from others who use alcohol inks - I haven't really run across much in the way of tutorials, it was more of a happy accident. Sometimes ignorance, or should I say, lack of experience, really is bliss.