Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Boxes, Beavers & Birds -- oh MY!

Packets for Virginia attendees will be going into the mail this week – so watch for those! I don't know why we call them "packets" -- they are BOXES! I love dreaming these up – but getting them in the mail is a daunting task. The worker bee crew was here over the weekend – so laughter was rampant!

The boxes spilled over into the hallway and down the stairs.

And it will take 3 to 4 trips to the Post Office to get them all mailed. Its always a great relief to finally get the job DONE!

We are getting excited about heading to Asilomar. The event begins April 13. And where our brains were when we scheduled the events for 2008, I have no idea. But I get home from California on April 17 and then leave for Virginia on April 28! Back-to-Back events -- it will be an adventure!

Unfortunately, Cindy will not be joining us. She has moved on from her role with Art & Soul. Her numerous contributions to the events, her calming manner and her detail to organization helped things run smoothly. She was a tremendous asset and I know we all wish her the very best on her future endeavors!!

Do you have any idea what it costs to hire someone to use a live trap for a beaver? I was flabbergasted. They want $295 to set the trap and an additional $150 for each animal that they catch. I’d set the cage myself, but am not too keen on wading into the pond. I would be over my head before I could get to the dam. I have lots of trappers who want to kill the little family…..(I’m certain that Bea & Bobby are about to be parents)…..but that is definitely not an option. We disrupted their dam as best we could, and according to my wildlife manual, that should discourage them enough to move along. We shall see.

Last week, Marylin and Tracie Huskamp joined a group of us for a wonderful class. We learned how to paint birds!! Actually, I was
so ill, that I could only join them for a few minutes at a time. A major disappointment -- but as I was in bed, it warmed my heart when the house vibrated with laughter coming from the studio! The gang had a marvelous time – including my Abby who produced some pretty great art. Check out Marylin & Tracie’s blogs to see more pics of the gals & their artwork.

This is one of Abby's paintings! She is 9yrs old -- and had a ball.


  1. Glenny.. THANKS EVER SO MUCH for having us!!! We had the BEST TIME!!!


  2. I got my box! How wonderful you are ,Glenny (& Co.)! Amidst all of the "life is what happens when you make plans" incidents in your life, A&S still goes on! I can't wait to see you in Virginia and give my personal congrats! Someone needs to get this girl a margarita & a shoulder massage!
    Thanks so much, can't wait to "art up" my doodad!
    Goddess Bless-
    Xina of Virginny

  3. Glenny,

    We had the MOST FABULOUS TIME!!!

    Even though you were ill, you were the BEST hostess. We were so sad to leave.