Saturday, March 28, 2009

No New Work...but pictures

I have no new art work because...
We went to the beach for Spring Break

We loved, loved, loved the Playmobile Palace

Ellie and I celebrated fairy day

Noah's preschool field trip to the Planetarium

Levi and Aunt Beth are visiting and we are spending as
much time as possible outside

Monday, March 16, 2009

interview with Noah

This is a page from my journal about my interview with Noah.
Here are some highlights:
  • How old is Mommy? "24" (what a great kid)
  • What makes Mommy happy? "Having me around."
  • What is Mommy's favorite thing to do? "Play with Noah"
  • What is Mommy good at? "Art"
  • What is Mommy not very good at? "Legos"
  • What would Mommy be if she wasn't a Mommy? "A rock star"
I'm not sure where the rock star thing came from, but I love it. The drawing is him in a submarine. He is such a fun kid. I'm going to miss him so much when he goes to kindergarten next year.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still Life: A Speghettio and a Germ on a Chair

I've been studying (perhaps too much) for the Art Content Knowledge Praxis test I have to take Saturday. This test is just one of the hoops I'm jumping through to get my PA teaching certification. All those Dutch still lives inspired this still life from my life, it would look lovely painted in oils. According to Noah this is a drawing of the germ that gave him the coughing cold. The Spaghettio was patiently laying on the chair (for who knows how long) collecting bacteria and germs. It is such a shame Willem Kalf died in 1693 and was never able to paint Spaghettios.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh nooo!

One should never hurry while setting up their face book account I accidentally sent invites to everyone in my email account! My son's teacher, old people who go to my church, people I used to teach with, the woman who tells me when to sign up for yoga classes....Everyone! I am such an idiot.

Life is like a box of...

I occasionally enter art magazine contests. Well, No, I occasionally think about entering art magazine contests, but I don't finish in time or give away the art instead of actually entering it. I have been published several times, but never as part of a contest. I don't really like competition. I don't really like games. It is my families fault. My twin older sisters always won and my mom goes slightly insane with competition over the simplest of card games. Anyway, one of the art magazines I read is having a competition for 12"x12" works with the theme "Life is Like a box of..." So here are my submissions: "Life is like a box of children, they of course, are pretending it is a space ship" and "Life is like a box of cereal, the best part is the surprise inside." If I win I'll probably become very famous and won't have any time for blogging, so for your sake it is o.k. if I lose.

P.S. Ellie's turtle is in the chair next to her. "Real" turtles can't drink tea!