Friday, April 9, 2010
My first doll Maya and trip to Bowling Green, KY
Finally I finished my cloth and clay doll Maya. I am so proud of myself that I followed through and finished her despite my insecurities in this new medium. I think she is pretty cute myself. :)
Bo has been having crazy schedules switching from days to night shifts then days again. And figures it happens on the week the kids have Spring Break. Hopefully next week he will have some days. This is the reason why when he does have time with us we are either traveling or trying to spend as much quality time as a family together.
On those times though at night when I can't sleep I work on some of the projects floating in my head. :)
The other night this is what came out of one of those moments.
Last Saturday on a whim we ended up in Bowling Green, KY (about 90 miles away)where we used to live about 4 years ago. We went downtown and see the square we so miss, and eat at a Bosnian restaurant that we always frequented called the Brickyard Cafe. We were so delighted that our server Dino remembered who we were and that my favorite drink was a Midori Margarita that he makes. :) It was a nice afternoon then we went and watched "The Clash of the Titans" then headed home. I miss living there, at least now we are only a drive away. This is where my art took off and my jewelry was featured in Gallery 916.
A little history of Brickyard Cafe from their web site.
In 1995, the owners of the Brickyard Cafe left war-torn Yugoslavia to start a new life in the United States. Zeljko "Jake" Simic was a restaurateur in Bosnia, and Robert Stupar was a baker in Croatia. After meeting in Bowling Green, they dreamed of owning a restaurant where they could share part of their culture with their new friends and neighbors.
The charming historic house at 1026 Chestnut Street, in the heart of historic downtown, provided the perfect place to realize that dream. Built by Harrison Barner around 1857, the solid brick house has been a brickyard and a private residence.
After purchasing the house in 1997, Jake and Robert spent a year renovating the building themselves. Their desire to add European charm to one of Bowling Green's oldest structures is evident in the decorative arches and cedar canopies. The tile tables are reminiscent of Jake's restaurant in Bosnia.
My delicious Midori Margarita. :)
Well today is sunny but windy. Allergies has hit this household and we are all on Zyrtec and Patinol eye drops. I hope it doesn't last but I do love how my yard went from clay to beautiful green grass that now needs to be mowed. LOL! I am planting my seeds today and hopefully will be just the right size before I transplant them in the ground. Hopefully I will also be working on other projects. That's if I don't end up with a house full of teenage boys.
My goal is to create everyday....it may not be finished in one day but just to create always gives me a reason to enjoy a day no matter how it started or what happens throughout it.:P