Monday, October 13, 2008

trick or treat and have an apple


i had a blissfully happy day ..... 
it started with little.e.beck.artist getting dressed in long shorts, a life is good tee, and pink cowboy boots .... that's my girl .... it's all about the cute shoes ..... 

..... so this is a blog post not about art ... but of the 13 reasons i didn't do art today... 


1... the kids had the day off from school ... 

2... girl.beck.artist (she's the big one, would NEVER wear pink cowboy boots) was actually healthy after nine or ten days of blechy sickness ....

3.... i took a lot of photos 
4.... errands ... uniform shop, target, party city, trader joe's .... 
5 .... who knew party city could take THAT long ... three children ... a basketball playing werewolf, a blue haired punk rocker, and an indian princess ... luckily everyone had the the bulk of their costumes from ages past .... we just needed accessories ... like wolf hands (who knew they'd have that?) and indian necklaces ... and hair dye .... 

6... going into the attic is always an adventure ... luckily boy.beck.artist likes the chore and handed down the halloween boxes ... we have three big ones! how'd that happen? 
7... we unpacked our halloween boxes ....
8.... we put pumpkins all over the house ....
9.... we used our potato head accoutrements to decorate pie pumpkins ..... 
10 ... we decorated the front porch ....
11 ... we decorated the front fence ....

12 ... we lined up tiny pumpkin heads in the front window .... if you look carefully at my reflection you can see the red devil headband i was wearing .... 
13 ... we bought a cd at target and i spent the afternoon dancing to the beatles with an indian princess ... did you know you can't get the beatles on itunes ... and it's michael jackson's fault?  .... boy.beck.artist explained it to me .... how does he know? why did he need to buy a beatles album ... of course i said yes ..... 

and here is a painting i finished yesterday ... but it was too wet to photograph .... 
it's an apple ... 18 inches sqare .... 
it's probably juicy and delicious ... no worms ... 

what did you do today? i hope YOU did art ... one of us should ... 


8 comments:

Carmen said...

Awww! How festive! Love it... all of it. I'm a sucker for pumpkins and all things pumpkin.... pie and lattes top my list. *drool*

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog today. You made my day... and have given me another reason to want a Mac! Sticky notes? Seriously? It's that easy? I must have one.

Have a great week!

xo,

Carmen

3rdEyeMuse said...

those are the best excuses for not making art (almost as good as those pink boots!)

no worries, I arted enough for the both of us! lol ... would you beleive me if I told you I am actually trying to sew a black cat for a Halloween party that's this coming Saturday ... I am in WAY over my head!

happy week! ~M~

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

E!!!!!!!!!!!

I love all your REAL life photos! Darling kids, cute decorations and fun day!

Yum, I love a tasty apple!

*Heidi*

artmom said...

Did lots of art today with a bunch of friends - had fun and sold three teeny ccanvasses - the 3x3 ones....and put some in the Beach Art Center gift shop....love the apple....have you thought to do appes and pears together? Do more 18x18s! love the kid photos....hugs to all

Chris said...

Can I live with you?

Queenly Things said...

Oh, I like your day much better than mine. I think I'll just keep it as my own. Thanks.

aj said...

I think that apple NEEDS a worm! A fat, happy googly eyed WORM!! hehe

aj (who was an Indian princess MANY times for Halloween as a child!)

aimee said...

i am coveting those mr. and mrs. potato heads!