Greetings from our nation’s capital!
We got here on Friday and attended my cousin’s wedding yesterday at the Museum of Nature. It was gorgeous! And the cake was delicious It was one of those RARE weddings where I got to attend it as a guest and not as a vendor so it was STRESS-FREE! I got to play with my cutesy nephews, drink and meet new people. In a surprising (and scary) discovery, I realized that I could out-drink my brother. Don’t ask me why I sound so proud of myself… haha! Actually, I could drink a lot… I just never realized that.
After the wedding, we went out for tiramisu gelato crepes with fresh strawberries and nutella. SO… good! Tiramisu gelato was super sweet but I’m on vacation, I’m allowed this “quota”, right? Today, we are heading to a French church (!!!! how cool is that? ) and then we’re going to take the Lady Dive tour around the city… followed by a Father’s Day dinner at some fancy restaurant (which I have a $26 gift certificate to — thanks to OpenTable.com) and then drinks with an old friend. Tomorrow morning, we’re going out to brunch, check out Parliament Hill (cause you know… it’s just “one of those things” that you HAVE to do!) and then go golfing in Kingston. Might not sound like a very “exciting” weekend to you but ANY LITTLE BIT OF TIME I can get away from my cake (and other) business, I am HAPPY and RESTED… and I will take whatever I can get! I feel extremely rejuvenated and this weekend is a glimpse of my summer to come. Jess and I also went to Byward Market yesterday to check out the vendors/farmers’ market and we had a… **drum roll** BEAVERTAIL! I haven’t had one in 5 years… it was… delish
Oh yah… the birds! I used to LOVE making the blue birds because they’re just SO CUTE! I realized that the placement of the eyes are extremely important, no matter what character I’m sculpting. The eyes could make or break the character (make = be recognizable by others, break = a loopy, drugged-up version of their bizarro half!). The blue birds look like they’re up to no good. I started making the white birds recently and I love them! They’re so grumpy and cute! Those are my new favourites!