What? Oh, that’s right, you all know it as Dia de Muertos or All Saints Day, but around here, we call it Tuna Day. It’s Mike’s birthday (call sign Tuna…remember Maverick from Top Gun?)
So of course, I started doing cards for the man who has everything. He (at least pretends to) like my art, and often gets a chuckle. So I did this one for him, and my Diva Challenge (#339) for Fall/Halloween.
I mounted it on a plain black card, and practiced my calligraphy skills to write on it and in it. So now you know why I had to wait until today to post this (didn’t want to ruin the surprise!)
I also finished up (on time!) the Inktober Tangles challenge from Stephanie at www.everythingis-art.com. I am pretty pleased that I caught up in time to have a big finish (much to the detriment of my to-do list for the shop.)
I have 2 other projects I need to catch up on, but I will whittle down the to-do list a bit first! I feel like I am that plate spinner at the circus this week. I’ve been trying to get a video clip filmed on Glass Pens, but the jackhammers and concrete saws in the backyard say otherwise. I think they have finished most of that, so I should be able to get it done now.
Don’t forget all the cool classes coming up in November!
I will be teaching this awesome Fall Tangles class both in Temecula, AND Santa Barbara.
And if you have not yet taken a Zentangle 101 class, you can do both in the same day, as I have that on the schedule for both locations.
And Risa is teaching Pointed Pen Calligraphy on the 18th, just in time for working out your Christmas cards!
And of course, Fun with Alcohol Inks on the afternoon of the 29th.
Sign up for these great classes to reserve your space!
Ok…back to tasks, and ticking this one off the list!
Love to you all, Make Stuff!
4 thoughts on “Dia de Tuna”
Beautiful work! I love your Dia de Tuna tile and those Inktober pieces are truly inspiring;-)
Once again, you’ve made me very jealous that I don’t live closer so I could take classes at your atelier. I’m sure Mike appreciates his birthday card — at least enough to grunt like Mr. Excitement does. Did you know that “Tuna” also means “prickly pear cactus”—at least in Mexico? I’m also very impressed at your Inktober production. Despite my best intentions, mine didn’t even get off the ground. Oh well. Did I say I was going to participate in Inktober this year? I meant next year. Sigh. BTW, it looks like you guys had a great trip Down Under. My latest project is to firm up plans for our trip to Ecuador and Colombia in January-February.
Well I am in awe of all the work you did for Inktober. For me it will have to be next year, or the year after… I like your dia de tuna card, funny and fun and so perfectly tailored for the recipient.
That birthday card is great!