Wednesday, January 9, 2008

something old, something new, something groovy and something blue .... and not a wedding in sight ......


something old..... is a mona lisa jumping jack doll ..... i made it on an art excursion with allison .... was it art and soul in hampton, virginia? i think so ... but it might have been at the one in ohio..... anyway ... we took this groovy evening class that was run by a totally funky woman ... er.... don't know her name ..... and she was new to teaching .... and quite a bit funkier than the other mainstream teachers that week ..... she wasn't one of the classes that everyone tried to get into ... and then some of the people taking it were a bit crabby .... cause they weren't learning specific techniques from a published/known/followed artist .... but i ADORED her and her class in all its quirkiness..... and this is the quirky thing i made .....oh... and it is something old ... because i just unearthed it in my studio tidy ..... i hadn't laid eyes on her in quite a while .... i missed her and love her! 
something new .... this is like a little bribe to be tidy .... e, if you keep your floor tidy, you'll have the opportunity to use your cute pink sweet dust pan ...... sophie thought it was one of her birthday gifts ....she turns seven in a couple days ......
something new ..... i dressed up today .... well... dressed up for me ..... i was still wearing jeans .... but i was "a program" this morning at church for one of the women's groups .... did a session on praying in color ... doodle prayers ... using your doodles for centering your prayers ... meditating, contemplative doodling ... so .... dressed up, i wore this new ring ... it is wired beads that a girlfriend gave me for christmas .... 
something blue .... i painted today .... rah!!! this canvas is four lovely long feet ...... it is either going to be a landscaped or embellished collage hearts ... i'm leaning towards hearts ... but i'm not sure .... here's a funny blue thing ... i was dressed in real clothes (nice ones) so i put on a paint sweatshirt and my apron to protect my cute shirt and my best jeans .... and i painted blue and blue and blue ..... done ... kids came home ... hung out in the front yard with the dog and the children .... did all kinds of things with them .... HOURS later .... julia said, are you ever going to wash that paint off your face? .... well .... duh ... i didn't know it was there ..... sophie, why didn't you tell me i had paint face? ...... i like blue ..... drew, why didn't you tell me i had paint face? ....... i didn't know you cared .... julia, why didn't you tell me? .... i did, just now ...... 
i had a one inch by three inch streak from my nose across my eyelid up to my eyebrow ... i guess i had an itch? 
and these don't go with my wedding title ... but are another find from my clean sweep .... i had loads and loads of christmas buttons that were gifted to me last year ... but, of course, when i was doing christmas button kind of activities this past month, i didn't even know i owned them .... but, they are now safely ensconced in a lovely clear jar on my wall of doodads .... and i will most certainly be able to find them for next year ..... tra la la ..... 

ok ... tell me the best thing you did today...... art related, or not .....

4 comments:

jeannie said...

I went to a funeral that truly celebrated a wonderful woman. It really was touching - had not seen Paula in years but think the world of her and am thankful of the part of our lives she touched.

knitted on my 1st knitted gift for my resolution

Anonymous said...

....not a wedding, but an anniversary!!! I gave all my kids 20 dollar bills as a party favor for our 20th tonight!!

Vallen said...

I have lost a coiple of things in the flurry that was my workroom, things I out away so I would know just where they are when I need them - yeah, no sign of them in my clean-up. But like you, I found things I never remembered buying, getting seeing before in my life. A true treasure hunt.

see you there! said...

I always like to run across stuff I've forgotten about, kind of like giving myself a present. There are certain advantages to having a poor memory, LOL!

Darla