You are quite possibly the kindest and most understanding 157 people in the world. There are times in your life when you just plain old need permission -- even if you're a grown-up, or playing the part of one -- and you gave that to me. I didn't receive even one, "I guess you regret shooting your mouth off about writing a book in the first place, huh?" publicly or privately, and I appreciate that more than I could ever say. You should know that I told you all less than a week after finally admitting to myself that the book wasn't going to happen. I'd like to say I told LB first, but I think he may have been the one to tell me. Then I told Lo. Then I told Sapphira (who was extremely kind and told me the door is always open), and then all of you.
I will indeed be blogging more often, and with a lighter heart and less guilt. And I love you all, and will trust you with important information and life decisions.
For instance, I am almost done with the Day of the Dead Dachshund, but I'm at a crossroads. Do you see how I have outlined the dachshund's body with a line of white before the red background, for a semi-halo effect? Notice how one ear (the right) is outline in white, but the other ear, which hangs in front of the dachshund's body, is not outlined. Should I leave this as-is, or should I pull out those grey thread and outline the left ear in white so that the ears will match?