Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekend projects

I've noticed a ton of new visitors stopping by here lately :) I wanted to say a quick

I always love to hear where people are finding me from...If you have a quick sec jump into comments and say hi!

We've been busy with all sorts of fun new stuff the past week. Funny-seems I'd have so much to write about-then when I sit here ready to write I feel blank.

Today had me twisting myself upside down to paint under a shelf very carefully not to lean on a new glass desktop-that was fun for the lower back! I've got lots of new pictures ready to load up and post on my shared house project blog with my friend, Kim. By all means, swing by there and take a peek at some of the things we've been working on around here.

I'm so over this weather! So happy the sun was out in full blast today-not a cloud in the sky! It really helps my motivation...I'm so ready to head back to class for The Artist's Way-wish it was March already! In the meantime I've been trying to plan ahead for shows this year and soaking up books on business junk and art inspiration. Fun times.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Top model

Meet my sassy new friend! She needs a name.....anyone?

I've been wanting one of these for quite some time...and was lucky enough to score her through freecycle! FREE!! Gotta love that!

I've been thinking it would be fun to have one set at the edge of my tent at shows modeling something. She's begging for a makeover though. I'll have to add that to my list of projects...

Linked back to Reinvented Trash to Treasure Tuesday...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Time to grow up

Sigh......I guess it was time. His bangs were hanging past his nose. People would stop us to tell us how pretty her eyes were. I found myself wanting to raid Chloe's hair clips to pull his hair back when he

I've been holding onto it as long as I could-but it was time. Dad demanded it was time-lol.

A good example of how long it had gotten...

It seems like just yesterday I was chopping Gabe's long hair off and sharing it on here...

My baby is gone and has been replaced by a little boy. My last baby-the last "first haircut".

Monday, January 4, 2010

Reflections on a birthday

I'm kicked back on the couch listening to an old 80's compilation cd someone made me years ago and flipping through decorating books I got from the library today (trying to channel my inner Candice Olson-har har). I can't wait to figure out what exactly I want to for our Living Room remodel.

Right now Trav is making one of my favorite dinners while the kids are playing with play doh at the kitchen counter. They keep bring me birthday giraffe cookies (with their playdoh)and rattlesnakes (still play doh!) wrapped around their necks(guess I should say "draped over their shoulders" since that's more accurate. I love the smell of play doh. Doesn't everyone?

I had a flashback earlier today. I had climbed onto a bottom shelf (I think) at JC Penney's. I was probably about Chloe's age (8) and we were living in Goose Creek, South Carolina. That shelf was maybe 10 or so inches off the floor and I remember like yesterday thinking "whoa-is this how it feels to be grown up?" and hoping that when I was an adult I didn't feel so dizzy and discombobulated being SO high up in the air. Then I sat on the shelf (must've been bored while mom shopped) and started looking at my hands in that lighting and wondering what my hands would look like when I was older. I stared at my hands and willed myself to remember what they look like

Wish I'd taken a close up picture of them-because I don't remember them. I guess looking at Chloe's hands is bout as close as I'll get. Ah-I think I just found my next project-taking pictures of her hands so she'll never forget how HER hands looked at this age. ;)