Tuesday, August 28, 2007

this blogging thing is feast or famine .... i have about twenty things i could blog today ...we'll see how many i get to ...

i started my day busy with life ..... doing the things that ya' gotta do .... and i was a bit out of sorts .... i wanted to do art but wasn't making myself or letting myself ..... i was just choring ......and messing around ..... and then i realized i was all discombobulated (great word) because i was still not used to having the kids at school ..... i felt like such a dope .... being all sad sack cause i missed them .... but it is a shock to the system to go from being with them constantly to sending them off for seven and a half hours ..... that's a long time ...... so, once i had sorted out why i was discombobulated, i convinced myself that i could actually make myself happier by digging in and arting .... so i did ..... and it was grand .....and i undiscombobulated quickly ..... i should have put discombobulate in the title of this post, but i had NO idea that i was going to work to get discombobulated into it as often as i have ......


anyway ..... discombobulation gone, and i was doing art ..... yippee, zippy, hooooooray .......

i had these collages started from some time ago, and i used liquid acylics to slather them in transparent paint ..... so you can totally see the groovy papers underneath ...... it was a grand and messy time ..... and luckily i remembered to take pics at the interlude cause then i went right into stenciling letters onto them in opaque colors ..... some coordinating colors, some more of a contrast ....


so, all that painting and i loaded about a dozen new pics onto my flickr site ..... go peek at all the collagey goodness .....

i also have two pics of my studio .... with loads of little note boxes to read if you scroll your mouse over it .....go do that HeRe and hErE if you are interested in the messy bliss that is my studio......

so then .... my kids got home ...hooray, yippee..... and before they'd even settled in, the doorbell rang ..... it was a delivery .... from my pal cindy .... i hosted a birthday party for her husband, my pal, craig.....this weekend ...... she sent me a bouquet of fruit! ....it was gorgeous .....was.....was because we have eaten it to smithereens ......
... sweet sophie said " how did miss cindy KNOW that i am a chocolate covered strawberry FANATIC???" ...... and we dove in and ate SO much fruit ... it was fab .... cindy went above and beyond on her thank you ... but if anyone else wants to send me flowers ever? i'll take the fruit bouquet!!!

and then .... since my day was on the upswing, it kept swinging ..... drew said he needed a picture, would i print it for him? sure babe, whatcha want a picture of? i need one of you and me...... JUST you and me.... or the girls can be in it too? just us ....so, it needed to be a new pic, not one that was on my camera already ...... so, drew tapped jj as the photographer, she took our pic... we go to print it out .... drew, why do you need this picture .... ummm, cause i'm writing about you and need a pic ..... do you need a picture of daddy too? ....no.....why do you need a pic of me? ........ because i need it to go with this thing that i'm writing ......(it's worse than pulling teeth to get him to volunteer information!! ) ..... drew, what are you writing? .... i'm writing about my hero ..... what? ..... it's you ...... and there i go getting all discombobulated ......

... this is julia with our fruity happiness.....and, just as a matter of full disclosure, julia had the same writing assignment ..... her hero? dontcha want to know? her mom? no....her dad? no ..... an athlete? no...... a celebrity? no ...... an historical figure? no ...... julia, in all her julia-ness? her hero is dixie .....that's the dog......dixie, the wonder dog ........and why julia did you pick dixie to be your hero? ....because dixie saved me, saved me from being petless ........

and now andy is home from his business trip .... i have pineapple flowers and chocolated covered strawberries in my fridge..... i had a productive art day .... my children are lovely ..... and i am no longer discombobulated ...... hooray ....


and here's a big P.S. teaser ...... i am ALMOST done finishing out one of those ten by ten collages ..... but am not going to show a pic til tomorrow when it is well and truly done ...... when julia saw it today she said it was " the coolest thing you've ever made" .... she might have been trying to suck up after that whole hero thing .... but i don't think so .... i think she really loves it ...... stay tuned .....

2 comments:

Sallie - AKA *Sparky* said...

Just wanted to tell you the pictures of your children are so precious. When I saw the photo with Drew, I just teared up. Then I read the reason for the photo and just got even more emotional! You are blessed with such a precious family. (I'm rather sentimental!)

*Heidi* said...

Your kids are beautiful, and have beautiful hearts (how can I tell? by what they tell their mommy!)! Love your fruit, and smiled at your neon green clogs...and wondered by you picked neon green that day instead of the painted orange ones.

Oh, and maybe it was the other post, or this one, where you mentioned STINKY glue...but my report is that I've decided to IGNORE the smell and use that stuff...it's grandiously strong!!!