Saturday, November 6, 2010

Finally a home for ancestors!

We finally made a space in our home for our ancestors.

It makes me happy to have a place dedicated to remembering them!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Busy 24

So I've been pretty busy the last 24 hours!

I started NaNoWriMo yesterday and hit it off by going to the first Columbus write-in. I really had a blast! I went way over the word count, but trashed a large portion of it this morning. (Bad internal editor, bad!)

And now, I've found that if I am writing anything, an e-mail, a work document, I feel like I'm cheating on NaNo. Right now would be one of those times.

But I wanted to take a second and post two pictures. One of the gi-normous wedding cake J and I made this weekend...and one of the drawing I did last week of Apollo. Also to mention that I did go out early this morning to vote and I highly encourage you to go do the same if you are American (I have a couple of Canadian followers). It is one of the best things about a democratic government and it is a privilege that not everyone in the world has. So get out there and vote!!

Yes, this is a coffin-shaped wedding cake. As was requested by the bride and groom, being married on Halloween. I have better pictures to be posted later when I have some more free time. It was close to 80 lbs of cake. Red Velvet cake with dark chocolate cream cheese icing and sculpted modeling chocolate roses.

The undertaking took two people 21+ hours of labor, 3 dozen eggs, many pounds of chocolate, flour and sugar and what was left of my sanity. But we were really proud of it and it seemed to go over well.

Here is my depiction of Apollo. He is often found depicted as a young man, long hair and carrying a wreath or a branch of laurel. As may be evident, I'm not particularly good with drawing human anatomy. But I enjoyed learning about his stories.

I had better get back to NaNo, before she becomes jealous!

Monday, November 1, 2010

It is NaNoWriMo time again!

Yet again, I am going to give a go to NaNoWriMo. It is a month-long challenge to writers to write every day and get fifty thousand words written.

This will be my fourth year giving it a go and hopefully I will get more than a few pages written this year.

I am encouraged by some words of advice given this weekend. So I am going to give it another try.

If there is anyone else joining in, let me know and I'll add you to my NaNo buddies!