Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Dog Days of August...

As summer is coming to the end, I'm reflecting on how FAST the "dog days of August" have gone by. It's usually one of the slower months. But this one has zipped by. The children's art workshop and having two art shows the first week of the month was action packed. The next week was recoup time and also time for the kids to prepare for school. August always holds two special dates for me: 1) the anniversary of when I met my husband (it's now been 24 years!) and 2) my oldest child's birthday. My son was born the day after one of our "meeting" anniversaries. He was due on our meeting-anniversary, which would have been cool, but I guess he needed his own special day.

my birthday boy!

So, now back to looking up the origination of "dog days" of August. Wikipedia says: "Dog Days" are the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.

Okay, so now that I've educated you on that piece of information....
. Moving on to some art. I recently finished one of my most favorite summer themed paintings - another mermaid. I had several people tell me they wanted me to do a brunette mermaid. This one is for a special collector. She's similar to the one in my etsy store.

"Mermaid Moon No. 2"

My favorite part is the texture AND glitter on the tail.

And to give you a glimpse of what my hands look like when I'm working..(mermaid tail colored hands)

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are in the heat-wave zone, stay cool. We know that the temps will come down eventually. Gosh - I'll be so glad when the triple digit days are over. Have a great day!!

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