Tuesday, December 4, 2007

this is yesterday's post AND today's ....ok?

i have no idea why i never got to blog yesterday .... it was a busy, full day.... but not so full that i couldn't blog ... so ... if you stopped by and were disappointed at the lack of freshness, so sorry! ....


anyway ... yesterday, i beaded with one of the fifth grades ... we are making the class art for the school auction now .... i think the beading went well .... next week we should finish and i'll snap a pic .... and, since yesterday was ...well... yesterday ... i don't know what else ... so ..... there's a reason to blog ... so you don't leave stuff out!! 


so, on to the blog for today .... i did artsy errands ... delivered a commissioned art to someone ... at her office .. she seemed happy and took them up to her office to show her friends ...instead of stashing them in her car .... 

and i stopped by lola's gallery and dropped off some prints .... cross your fingers some sell ..... and i stopped by binder's .... to buy a particular sized canvas for a project tomorrow with another fifth grade ..... 


so, no time in my studio ... but i groovied up my house .... here's a shot ... a POOR shot ... but i am posting it to show you that i took these at night ... this is my house at about 6 (which is why dinner ended up late, i was outside taking pics instead of putting chicken in the oven when the preheating ding happened so i never heard the ding and never put the chicken in ...well not never ... i did it eventually) ... this is my house at 6 ....  i went out to see if it looked right ... and it did! .... 

so ... here is the same shot, on night setting .... so it looks light out ... but is a bit on the fuzzy side because of the long exposure..... that's my house all bedecked for christmas ....  now here is my holiday secret for sanity .... don't do anything that doesn't give you joy .... i WANT lights on my house ... i think it would be pretty to line the roof with twinkliness .. but the notion of DOING it is horrid ... so i don't ... i do no outside lights .... i do candles in the window and wreaths on my window .... if there is a holiday tradition that you don't love, don't do it .... do the ones you love .... ok? that's my tip for the day .... it's not scroogey to skip something ... it is scroogey to do something and let it make you crabby .... before undergoing anything, calculate the joy factor and then act accordingly .... for me, that means spend as little time as possible in the kitchen!! ha .... 


i have one more house picture below here ... and it is to show you my white picket fence ..... just cause i like it .... just so i can say ... yes, my house with the white picket fence ... it just sounds so great to me .... don't look to closely, it needs a coat of paint! ... but i still love it ..... when my kids come home from school i can hear the clink of the gate ..... 


and one more photo .... this one of my dining room ..... starting to be fancy .... i am having a dinner party with my book club next week .... so i drag in a table from the library and make one HUMONGOUS long table ..... i just happen to have a looooooong table cloth for double banquet tables sized tables ... that i got when i was a teacher ..... my school didn't have anything like that and i wanted to do something or other fancy .... so i got this and have used it five million time since .... it makes a great huge tent for little kids .... i digress!! ..... 

 so.... this is what the double table is starting to look like .... banquet cloth ... lace cloth over part of it .... candles in my grandma's china ... mixy matchy .... lots of glass balls ..... i've been collecting those glass balls ever since i first got married ... i used to buy them cause they were all i felt like i could afford ... and you got a lot for not much money .... i'd buy them on sale every january .... now i have loads and love having them .... they make a big impact .... 

back to that , don't go in the kitchen thing ... for this dinner party i'm having? i'm not going in the kitchen ... ha! all my girlfriends will bring all the food .... i just get to set the table  .... how lucky am i ?

2 comments:

Vallen said...

You are one amazing lady! I could look at the beautiful house all day.

see you there! said...

Your house looks like it was just made to go on the front of a Christmas card. What a wonderful place it must be for your kids to come home to.

Darla