Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So now I'm deciding on what to make next...I can only make so many birds and trees, right? So help me decide what to do next. Owls? Houses? Any "boy ideas"? I made one car tonight... then got stuck. Any ideas/requests would be very appreciated!
On another note...my son is hilarious. The other day I was trying to think of a word, and he jokingly said 'nolly' in the place of the word I was trying to think of. So I asked him what a nolly is... and he proceeded, without skipping a beat, to explain what a nolly was. And I mean, there wasn't even a milisecond of delay before he answered. He had me wondering if I needed to go home and google this term I'd never heard... then at the end of his explanation... as though it was part of the explanation... he said "But that's not really true.. I made it all up." OMG! SERIOUSLY? He totally had me fooled. Then did it again two days later with something else, lol. I am in TROUBLE when he hits high school, lol... maybe earlier...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Since then, I've been trying to find a way to do some artwork to hang on the wall that wasn't on a canvas. I love the canvas, but it is both fragile and expensive. I wanted to be able to offer it to my customers at shows... and hauling canvas around just seemed like a bad, and expensive idea, lol. So then I started thinking about using pieces of wood... but the sanding and priming just made it seem more like work, and less like creating. And then a light bulb moment happened. HELLO?? Why don't I do something like my family tree... only a little more whimsical?
I thought those two looked great as a pair. :)
There are some pieces that I LOVE, and some I think are cute but not amazing. I have to remind myself that sometimes the ones I am critical of, might be someone else's favorite piece! For example, at market on Sunday, when they made thier debut... the first piece that was purchased... was the one that I was nervous about, lol....
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
My friend Sarah, also known as "The Hippie Chick", makes candles, hand forged jewelry (she forms all of the pieces herself!!) and journals out of reclaimed books. Love her!
In this picture you can see the amazing journals that her hubby creates. He takes books that are damaged (written in, missing pages, etc.) and takes the binding off... inserts blank, recycled paper, and creates the journal with the book top and back.
Overall it was a fun day! There wasn't as much traffic as last year... but still a great day. Sarah and I had a blast. :)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The weeks leading up to the first day of school, I thought I had my kids figured out. When I asked them if they were ready for the first day, or if they were getting excited, they would both reply that they weren't exactly excited, lol. They were both looking forward to seeing friends, but not enough to be excited about homework!
He's still feeling pretty good at this point. He's cool. He can handle it. :)
And get this... Haley has had her homework done before getting home every night. They have free choice time and she has been doing her homework then... with spare time to read at the end. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND. This has never happened. Seriously. This girl has spent 5 hours doing 15 minutes of homework before. Can I get an AMEN?
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
They told us that in a half hour he should have ice cream. Somehow Frosty Treat always makes it better. :)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Tomorrow Haley starts 6th grade, and Davis starts 3rd. They are getting so big. :) This is Haley's last year in elementary school and I am determined to take note of as much as I can. I know that next year will be an even bigger adjustment than this year. :)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
And according to my kids they have the coolest swingset ever! lol
Birthday girl number one (who requested her artwork to be her new age)...
Birthday girl number 2 (who of course had to be like her big sister)...
And the big brother who kind of cheated and requested a six... even though his birthday isn't until November. ;)
And here are the birthday girls with their Grandpa, blowing out the candles on the cake... and the shirts I made them for the party. :) Alexandra's says "2" and Olivia's says "4". I'm thinking come November I'm going to be making one that says "6" for Thomas. ;)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This one's my favorite. :)
I like this one too... just wish I had done a better job paying attention to lighting. :)
My son looks far too old in this picture. :( I have a feeling one day I'll look at his senior picture and remember this picture. ;)