Monday, January 26, 2009

Wake up - It's Monday!

Well, it's Monday morning, and Maisie hit the snooze alarm! It's a cold morning here (11 degrees) so I think she's not quite ready to face the day. Maybe someone needs to invent doggie coffee?

Sorry I haven't been around lately...seems the last two weeks have been a quick blip on my map! Actually, I've been taking a step back from painting and have been doing some research on a few changes that will be taking place at Abby Creek Studios. I'm thinking about a "new look" and a new website...all which as you know, take an enormous amount of time to produce. My gut has been telling me to do this for quite awhile now though...so it's time to jump in and follow through.

By the way...the Chinese New Year is almost upon us. Do you know what your animal sign is and what the Year of the Ox has in store for you? Figures, I was born in the Year of the Dog!

Have a great day! xox

23 comments:

Amy C Evans said...

There sure is a lot of sleeping going on around here! And I like it ;) Hope you're well, Miss Linda. Cheers--and Happy three-days=after-National-Pie-Day!--to you.

Garden Painter Art said...

Maisie looks so warm and cozy. I know just how she feels. I'm still in my pajamas at two in the afternoon!

Good luck with your changes. I've just upgraded my blog recently and it did take some time.

Give Maisie a big sloppy dog hug for me!

Kim
Garden Painter Art

thorngren said...

OOOH Can't wait to see what you come up with. You creative dog,you. I am a horse- btw

Diane said...

She is the absolute sweetest! She looks like a wonderful snuggler!

Manon Doyle said...

I understand about all the time it takes to develop a new look! It's a ton of work! Can't wait to see it!
Maisie is so sweet! Otis also likes to sleep in the bed!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
hug miss maisie for me!
i am looking forward to seeing you on thursday!
xo
m & e

Sue said...

Hi Linda...I love to see your dogs sleeping...just like children. Poor Boo is getting old, he can't get up on the bed anymore...we bought the doggy steps to make it easier for him and he broke them his first time out....

Peggi Habets said...

Wake up Maisie! Time to go play in the snow.

Welcome back. I'm sure the time away was good for you. It definitely pays to step back and try to take an objective look at things.

Tara Ross Studios said...

can't wait to see your new look.

Maisie is doing what I want to be doing now!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

Good luck with the redesign. I know what that entails, and how long it takes!....Guess what? I'm adopting a puppy!!! More details and photos to follow!

xoxo,
Christine

NeereAnDear said...

Hey you... I couldnt think of anything better than hugs and kisses from you and Maise...

Much needed at this time...
I so appreciate your stopping by and your concern... seems to be one of those years that is following me around from one to the next LOL

I say go for the changes... sounds wonderful and a new way to start the new year...

Cant wait to see the end result...

LOVE the photo of Maise.... been cold like that here too

HUGS AND KISSES FOR YOU AND MAISE BACK FROM ME AND PJ
LOVE
JO

Moira said...

Hi Linda - Your new project sounds exciting. I look forward to seeing what you do. The web makes everything seem so deceivingly effortless. Yes, you can put a website in an hour, but it's all about the millions of little details.

BTW, I am a ram in the Chinese zodiac and an aries (ram) in the other one. So you can imagine the issues I have with charging into new things all the time. A blessing and a curse.

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

Dog coffee eh? Not a bad idea! Add a little gravy and they'll be hooked :)

Karine said...

Hi Linda!

What a sweet photo of Maisie! I am feeling the way she looks - I will stay in bed, asleep until spring, thank you very much. 11 degrees!!! ugh. No wonder I moved to southern ca. ha ha

Good luck with your new changes. Sounds exciting!

Jill Beninato said...

Dogs have it made I tell ya...mine sleep 23 hours a day. I can't wait to see your new "look". I think it is the time of year that also prompts us to step back and re-evaluate where we are going and what we need to change...it's a good thing.

Kristin said...

Ah a nap. that looks nice! Follow your gut feeling when it's time for a change. good luck!

btw. I am a pig. a very clean one at that. :)

Kris said...

Hi Linda-
Thanks for the blog visit. Let me know if you like the cookies. In the past I've tried honey but it just wasn't the same. This agave worked really well.
k

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Linda! thanks for stopping by the bloggy. I think my animal sign is a sloth because I hit the snooze alarm this morning too! Can't wait to see the new web site when it is done!
warm pughugs to you and MaisieLou from Texas...

Amy C Evans said...

Geez, wake up, already! It's been daaaaaays! ;) XO

Edward Burton said...

You have a WONDERFUL blog - I love your dog paintings and photographs.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda,

Sounds like you have been busy thinking about making some changes. You are right, website work takes a lot of time and thought, to get just what you want.

I hope you'll let us know what you decide to go with...

Ruth

Donna said...

Maisie looks so cute! Can't wait to see the new website, Linda.

BTW, I'm a rabbit.

Hugs,
Donna

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

The sweetest! OMG, how cute is this pictures!