Well, besides taking care of 7-month-old grandson Bobby along with my husband and two geriatric dogs, dieting (yuck! but it's going well), walking every day, and constantly chasing squirrels from my bird feeders, I'm taking Suzi Blu's online workshop, Les Petit Dolls. I am thoroughly enjoying it. First we started by learning to draw the faces and the figures. I haven't had as much fun since about the 6th grade when I used to draw Barbie in as many different outfits as I could dream up! Then Suzi demonstrated her method of coloring the images with colored pencils, and, now as you see above, this week's lesson was on making our backgrounds. The substrate is a 6x12 inch piece of balsa wood, onto which I've collaged different papers and then my girl, affectionately known as Pouty Party Girl. She is not finished. Suzi is going to show us more techniques such as painting her features and more fabulous stuff I don't even know yet. While I'm anxiously awaiting the next lesson, I did another Petit Doll, and here she is. Once again, she is not finished. I'm excited to see how these will look when finished.