Tuesday, July 14, 2009

this and that and this


my kids and i are spending this week working at a camp for inner city kids ... i'm running a drawing class .... have had five groups a day so far .... little.e.beck.artist is one of my assistants ... she colors with the kids, passes things out, tidies up between classes, keeps me company .... the two big kids, boy.beck.artist and girl.beck.artist, are assistants in the recreation group .... basically they spend the day playing red light green light, elbow tag, sharks and minnows ... lots and lots of running ... all four of us come home exhausted! but it's a fun week .... and we all feel like we're doing something good ..... even when it's hard .... 

so .... in spite of that overtaxed tired feeling, i have some pics for you .... house ... and art .... 
here's the art:
these are pears i made in pottery class ... pretty groovy, huh? gray speck clay ... chartreuse and yellow under glaze ... clear glaze high fire ... real leaves .... they are sitting on the skillet part of my fancy stove top .... and have been there every day except saturday ... when mr.e.beck.artist decided it was high time we used that skillet and made us all pancakes .... 

and this is my library .... in most houses it is that living room that no one uses ... but we use ours .... to the left there is a wall of books (hence, the library name) .... it is also the music room ... boy and girl both take guitar lessons ... and little.e is starting piano lessons in august .... 

and ... if you read yesterday's post, you can guess that these are the paintings i've just hung .... 7 of the eight are my mom's work ... the 8th was a gift from her ... there are two more of her paintings hanging in the room too .... groovy, huh? 

so ... that's what i've got for you .... i'm going to try and take some pics of the artists in my class tomorrow .... come check back in ... let's see how many days in a row i can post .... or will it just be two? two days running ... better than usual!!

what have you been doing that's better than usual?

3 comments:

cath c said...

better than usual? not much, thinking about writing more which usually leads to a leap in writing when i get fed up thinking about it and something 'happens'

i'm also getting better at not taking dh for granted so much, trying to get us to pay better attention to each other. that's a really good thing, after all, eh?

see you there! said...

Better than usual? Lately life has been all about apricots, jam and chutney. I've been better than usual about using the fruit from our prolific apricot tree.

Love you library. I noticed that great light fixture too.

Darla

3rdEyeMuse said...

ah, well worth the wait! thanks for the wonderful photo's ... and I think it's really terrific that you and the littler e.becks are working the summer camp. three cheers for all your efforts!!

oh! the pears are soooo tasty and I would like to reserve a spot in that library for my own posterior. :)