Well, here we are already with summer in full-swing! I hope you've been enjoying yours so far. The weather's been lovely here but I seem to be getting a bit of a late start on the laid-back summer-celebrationy vibe myself, busy with work and other indoor distractions. This doesn't really make sense, if you believe this page of my little sketchbook from January.
He's had a bit of an unstable life in the last couple years and had been at the shelter for several months, but we're hoping he starts feeling more at home here soon. We've grown awfully fond of him in a very short time.
I've enjoyed sitting in the back yard in the evenings, soaking in those moments between the sun disappearing over the trees on one side and the first stars coming into view on the other, watching our neighborhood bats quietly and gracefully working on pest-control (batspotting is a favorite summer-evening activity, and I'm a nerd about keeping track of what time and how long they flutter about nightly).
Even if I haven't yet had a chance to get out to our cabin at the coast (just 3 short hours away!) seaplanes fly low over my house every day reminding me how close all the wonderful local inland beaches are.
It's a little pathetic that I've been landlocked like this here in my studio. I know, I know. So I thought maybe it's time for a motivatingly beachy-themed giveaway:
It's filled with 20 beachy-themed cards for whatever occasion might pop up this summer: birthday, friendship, thank you, anniversary, encouragement, even get well, for those seasonally-unfair ailments (isn't it the biggest rip-off ever to get a cold or flu on a beautiful summer day?).
How much more summery can you get than this?!
Just leave a comment on this post telling me something that makes you happy about summer, this year or any, and you'll be entered to win a set for yourself. I'll draw 3 names from a hat 1 week from today, on Sunday the 14th, and announce the 3 winners.
We're all celebrating their summer releases with goodies and giveaways, head over to join the fun! Did someone say free fabric?! You know you want it! These folks know how to throw a summer party - it's going to be great!
And happy summer, everyone!