Guys! Check this ridiculously cool necklace that @metalsmithjenn made for me! I repeat: she made it herself from metal and a stone that I picked out, and it’s the neatest thing I’ve ever seen. I swapped her for a plushie, but I absolutely got the better end of that deal :) Thanks, Jen!
On a sidenote, I saw an unusual Mourning Dove in my yard today. It was much darker than the regulars, and as I hear, this is called melanistic. I hope it makes it to the booth at one point, it looked pretty cool.
~Richie is one of those people that could really learn how to do something just by looking it up. Like how to play instruments and all that jazz. And one day he learns that painting is sometimes helpful for ADHD.
~So he decides that he can do that and just looks up a few pro tips before diving right in for fun.
~He remembers when he used to finger paint as a child and just starts at it. He buys paint at freakin’ Jo-Ann Fabrics because why not?? And makes a whole trip of it.
~He gets distracted by the ribbon section and ends up with a basket full of on sale Halloween decorations because Halloween was a week ago. And does he really need a plastic black cat??? The answer is yes.
~Richie masters painting in seconds flat and is dishing paintings out like it’s nobody’s businesses.
~You know which Birthday and Christmas and Hanukkah gifts are his because they are usually paintings. He claims it’s only cause it’s cheaper than buying real gifts but the Loser’s know how much effort and money he puts into them.
~Painting is one of his many cool skills that he can whip out when needed.
~His favorite quote from The Office? “Everyone said to Vincent Van Gogh, “You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear”. And you know what he said? “I can’t hear you.”- Michael Scott.
~He likes to play an album on his record player and just paint throughout each song and see what he has at the end.
~Stan was so touched when Richie painted him these weird and cool looking birds for Hanukkah. And they were birds he knew didn’t exist and he asked Richie about it.
~Richie shrugged and said “I made them up for you.”
~Stan hugged him for that.
~Because this boy is a child at heart, for Eddie’s birthday he makes him a mug with his hand print in red paint on the side with his name painted real tiny on the palm. And Eddie drinks out of it everyday.
~He made the Loser’s come to his house and all they did was drink the wine Richie somehow got a hold of and paint. (Richie bought them all canvases and laid out all his paints.)