We have new friends in our house! A sweet budwing mantis, Parasphendale affinis, and a giant African variety going by Sphodromantis viridis, which I believe translates from the Latin to: watch out, you just slipped to the bottom of the food chain.
Caroline wants to call her mantis Billings. I am considering Miles. As of this moment we are still undecided.
Springtime in Utah can be tough on morale.
Izzy recently performed at the grand opening of db Brasserie, a restaurant created by chef Daniel Boulud. I got a little excited about this, as I first learned of him on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's travel/eating documentary wherein he visits Boulud's home town of Lyon, France. I was intrigued by what I learned of this man...so it was quite a lovely surprise Izzy was able to play for him.
Finally, I wanted to say I've reopened my Etsy shop! I will probably offer original works only, as it proved a bit of a headache to offer quality prints in the past. Someday I may figure out the process to my liking, but for now it will be original art.
In the meantime, I promise I'm still working on my novel but painting is also a passion, and I'm happy to offer some of my work for sale.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend.