Ready for a Good Rain

Wednesday, Aug 31

We’ve had a long sunny spell here in Spokane County, and judging by the overcast sky, we’re about to get a much-needed sluicing with rain.

Bernice has a new routine–she gets a walk with Jenni every morning, and she dearly loves the outing. 

Thanks to all of you who offered kind comments–I’m still not the most technically savvy person in the world, and it took me a while to find them.  🙂  Someone asked about Buck, the grand old man of the barn, and I’m  happy to say, he’s still hanging in there.  He’s scrawny, but he eats and wants to be out with the other horses every day, roaming the pasture.  So far, so good.

I had a great writing day yesterday and plan on another great one today. 

I’ve been dabbling at artist trading cards lately–made some new ones that I really like.  My new favorite toy is the Vagabond, a die-cutting machine made by Sizzix and promoted by Tim Holtz, a superstar in the world of mixed media and paper arts.  My favorite use of the gizmo is embossing cards with different designs.  This gives them the most amazing texture.  Later, I paint them with craft paint and, when dry, highlight them with metallic oil crayons.  Another drying session follows, and then I can collage and embellish.

As I’ve said before, for me, art is about experimentation and discovery–I’m not nearly so attached to the end product as I am to the process.  🙂

Today would have been my grandmother Selma Hanson Bleecker’s birthday.  Happy birthday, Grandma!

And that’s the news from the Triple L.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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