Thursday, September 13, 2018

Over the last year, I've spent a lot time on my blog, talking about  My Novel Freshman Experience. Yes, I've gone back to school and talk about learning new things (so far just about ceramics, but maybe someday soon I'll take another type of class LOL).  But here's the big thing I hope to share...learning something new doesn't
require going back to school.  This weekend Himself (my husband's online name) and I started stoning behind the woodstove at The Cottage.  That is something very new.  We've laid tile before, but this is a different process altogether.  We're hoping to finish it over the course of a few visits.

It's not just people who learn new skills.  Since we lost Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald has had to learn to be an only dog.  She's been more than a little lost.  But she's getting better.  We've been trying to convince her she's a camp dog.  She's pretty sure she's not, but we're still trying.  After we finished our stoning this weekend, we headed out to the truck. I didn't bother to put Ella on her lead...she's always happy to leave camp and head back to the house.  But this time...she took off.  She found her inner-wolf and led us on a merry chase.  Well, merry on her part.  She is very fast for a small sausage dog.  

But in the end, we lured her back to the truck with a treat.  She learned that camp can be fun.  We learned that she is a dog who will continued using her lead...even if it's just a short walk to the truck.  (This picture was taken after her wild wolf run...she doesn't looked the least bit sorry, does she?)

I'm still loving ceramics, but it's led me to painting as well.  I'm enjoying that as well.  That's the thing with thing leads to another.  I'm hoping Ella's done learning about her inner-wolf, but I know I'm not done learning about pottery and painting and stoning and...  Well, I'm not done with any of it.  Wishing you something new to learn about soon!


Speaking of news...check out my new releases:

PTA Moms: the Collection


Liz Flaherty said...

I love your painting, and that you constantly learn new things. It has me in search of a project or skill I want to try.

HollyJacobs said...

Liz, Thank you! Keep me posted when you find your new thing! I think as long as you're learning you're doing something right! LOL

dstoutholcomb said...

How wonderful you keep trying new things and projects around the house.


HollyJacobs said...

We do keep busy! LOL I'm so anxious to finish up the stones! Then we have more staining and...well, lots to do!