Remember when I was working on all those little etchings? Well, I finally finished water-coloring, matting and packaging them all! Take a look:
For those of you a little far away, let me fill you in on the significance of each image to Rhode Islanders.
Del’s is a special lemonade native to RI that features lemon bits and shaved ice. We are obsessed! This is what you’d buy your kid after a ball game.
Our state bird is the Rhode Island Red Chicken, hence the bottom illustration, but a very close second would be the seagull. There everywhere and personally, my favorite bird.
My two little ones have already started surfing. I only thought it naturally Santa would too!
The Big Blue Bug is a Providence land mark. NE Pest Control put this 20ft bug on top of their building years ago and everyone on the highway looks forward to passing it and checking out what silly adornment they’ve attached to the bug. Christmas is always Rudolph, but this summer the bug was sipping an Awful Awful which is another RI specialty.
That brings me to lobsters or as the locals call them “lobstas”. It’s just not summer without hitting the docks and picking up lobstas right off the fishing boats.
Speaking of fishing boats. I added some Christmas lights to a lobster boat. When you look out to sea, you can always spot a lobster boat. Even at night sometimes you can see their lights. It also reminds me of Block Island because they do a Christmas boat parade where all the owners decorate their boats. It’s an awesome sight to see!
My final etching is of an angel or should I say mermaid? It’s a little nod to Christmas in a maritime town. I also thought of the angel who pointed the three kings towards the star of Bethlehem. Hmmm…this angel might guide them with her siren song …grrr!
So that’s it. I’m just boxing these up to display this weekend…
…oh yeah, that reminds me …back to work!