I totally asked for it.  Tonight, as we were sitting down to dinner, I asked the kids what they thought I should title my post for today. I asked if they had any good names for my dog I created out of driftwood.

“Dog?” asked my daughter.  “That doesn’t look like a dog. That looks like a fox!” and from there my kids circled the dinner table singing “What Does a Fox Say?”


Does everyone know this video by now?  The kids are going wild for it.  It is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen or heard, but just like a car accident, I just can’t help but peak and maybe sing a little!

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So that is it. Even though I designed it to be a chevron dog it is now 100% fox.

Funny how that works.

Moving on…

Last night I posted my Granny Chic winter head wrap. It was too dark to get a photo of it on, so I took one this morning.

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This was wild.  My mother has my self-portrait from day #1 of my creativity challenge.  I didn’t put two and two together, but as I was walking out of her house I saw it and thought to myself “this is totally freaky.”  I inadvertently created the same wreath for my head as I had in my painting over 300 days ago.  I had no intentions.  The wreath in the painting was a floral wreath I wanted to wear to my first holy communion.  My mother, still in shock that I didn’t want to wear the veil like all the other little girls allowed me to wear a crown of baby’s breath.  Totally not what I wanted.  I wanted red roses, mums and sunflowers just like I had seen at a hippy wedding back then.

Hey the heart wants what the heart wants. Now I have my wreath!

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On my car ride home today I created a more tame version of a head wrap.  This prefab was still a little to simple for my taste, so I added some yarn and sequins.

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I also had enough time to make two other large flowers. I was going to add them to my scarf, but then I remembered some of these hats I had at home.  Now I have some overly-bedazzeled  head-gear.

I am ready to take on the cold!

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  1. Mary, Don’t know if you remember me but I worked with Brian. We met a couple times and I think the last time was at the summer party USPS used to sponsor at the place with the pool, pony rides, etc. Anyway, I LOVE THE FOX SONG!!! It’s nonsensical, but I’m hooked. Your fox is beautiful, as is your other work. You’re a girl after my own heart with color! Where are you selling your pieces these days?

    1. I’m not selling yet! I’m going to finish out the year, finish this 365 Challenge and then I plan on having two art shows. One will be in NY and one in RI, plus eventually Etsy….baby steps. I think I saw you joined my Facebook page which means you will now be in the loop. Thanks for looking me up!

      1. Great to hear. We’re living in North Attleboro MA now, so the RI show will be close. See you then.

        PS My cousin is on Etsy. She sells lots of different things, but her big item is custom crib sets and she does VERY well. So well in fact, that she closed her shop Oct 1 to be able to finish the custom orders in time for Christmas. I have no doubt you’ll do very well there.

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