I recently returned from an amazing trip to Europe with my family. It was 2-1/2 weeks of fun, adventure and family memories. Everything about the trip was truly amazing. It’s been difficult to get my head back into work mode… but it must be done.
I came back with my head swirling with acanthus leaves. Being on a one-track mind while writing my book on carving acanthus leaves, I couldn’t get enough of them! My entire family was on a quest of searching for the best example of acanthus leaf that I can use for my book. It was like a treasure hunt wandering through cathedrals, exploring side streets, staring up at stone architectural details. I heard often “Here’s a great one!” I would run over with my camera. “Ooh, Ooh. Check this one out.” It was so much fun. I wish I could have stayed. Acanthus leaves brought us all together as a family – mother-in law, sister-in-law, husband, and 2 step sons. Who needs family therapy when you have a common goal?? I call it acanthus leaf therapy. I think I should patent this.
Here are some photos (acanthus leaves of course) I took while in England & Italy.
Sign up for the newsletter for my Acanthus Leaf Carving Book. It has updates on the progress of the book, gives away FREE things, and you get VIP treatment!