Do you like surprises?
This was a semi-surprise... an article I wrote on my paper boat ornaments appear in the November/December issue of Somerset Studios!! Found out unexpectedly on Friday at the bookstore, so worth the decision to stop by and see if the newest issues were out. Pretty sure I walked around with a crazy grin on my face the rest of the day.
I have a glass of wine and the issue waiting for me after the kiddos are in bed, it will be my weekend indulgence. There are so many wonderful artists in this issue, some of my absolute favorites like Cay Kerr, Debrina Pratt & Robin Dudley-Howes. I am so honored to be sharing pages with these women. Lastly I have to shout out to Tina because without your sneaky, generous, & selfless ways I wouldn't have attempted this.
On a side note I have to share that Bob's grandmother turned 100 years old on Friday. She is still very much in her right mind and though she has become more frail these last few years, she still manages to live in her own apartment with assistance from my sister-in-law. We celebrated yesterday and got to see some extended family members for the first time in 10 years.
Just for fun Robert wanted to see how many people live to be 100. We learned that out of the 7+ billion people on the planet there are 316,000+ who are a hundred. That's 1 in 22,000. Of those 22,000 only 22 will live to be 110 or a super-centenarian. Will she be one? She had an aunt who lived to be 105...I'm thinking her chances are pretty good!