So I woke up this morning to snow- about an inch to be exact- and couldn't help thinking "where the heck did fall go?" But then the sun came out, the majority of the snow has melted away and lo and behold, fall is back. Crazy Colorado weather. Though if this is any indication of the upcoming ski season, I'm pretty excited. Of course until spring I'm going to act like it's never been this cold EVER and proceed to wrap blankets around my legs all Secret Garden style, bring my portable heater fan with me wherever I am in the house (p.s. our house isn't cold, I'm just a wimp) and of course bust out the thick fuzzy socks. Today's super warm socks go almost to my knees. They are striped and wonderful.
In other non-sock related news, my sister got engaged!! So that's exciting. I've been sketching out ideas for their invitations and trying to figure out what would be "just right" for them and I think I'm getting there. Stress on think. I'm most likely putting unnecessary pressure on myself (and by most likely, I mean I am) but I really want these to be super awesome. I've also started stressing about giving a speech at the reception. You see, I'm not good at speeches. I'm an artist. My university didn't even require a foreign language requirement for art majors. Apparently we "speak through our art." I'm not lying. That's how it was explained. Pretty sure my sister won't take "how about I stand up with a pretty picture" as an acceptable speech. Though that would be amazingly awkward. Now I'm not ridiculous at public speaking. I love teaching and can rock a presentation, but put me in front of a large room and tell me to talk about how awesome my sister is and how much I love her and how happy I am for her? Not so easy. Not because I don't or I'm not (I do and I am) but mostly just because I cry easily and think the sight of my sister in a wedding gown is going to set that off. So there's that. Apologies in advance, Jessica. I promise I love you and will do my best to not be a weepy mess.
In none wedding news, I'm also still working on my "secret" project- which will hopefully launch at the beginning of the new year. I'm really stoked about it and can barely keep myself from talking about it. Which given I'm kind of talking about it now means I'm not really good at that, but instead that I'm good at doing that kind of annoying thing where someone's like "I know something you don't know, but I can't tell you!" Well then, don't talk about, dude. Sorry to be that person guys. Promise you'll be like the 10th person to know.
Aside from that, this weekend I will be wrapping up the videos for my Watercolor Greetings class! Talk about something I'm stoked about. I'm thrilled Jeanne is having me back to teach this class! I absolutely love the holidays. The whole season. The food, the tacky sweaters, the merriment- it's the best- and I am so excited to teach you all how to paint some (if I do say so myself) awesome holiday cards. And I say holiday cards because while I celebrate Christmas-and therefore send out Christmas cards- I know not everyone does so I talk about all the ways to take what you learned and make it fit your holiday. So go sign up. It's going to be super fun.