Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
This morning Anna Claire and I slept in late and didn’t even eat breakfast until 8:30. After splashing around in the laundry tub, Anna finally picked out her school dress and made it just in time for toddler crawl time. So now I’m back home and thinking how can I squeeze Anna Claire into my SOP for the next four days.
She was so cute in her little dress and I caught her calling Mommy and Daddy on the cell phone. She looked like she wanted to say... I'm calling Mommy, Daddy and Carley Ann, is there anything you want me to tell them?
After I drink another cut of coffee and collect my thoughts, I want to get into the studio for a couple of hours. I have the itch to get out my pastels, but instead know I need to work on getting the small works basket filled, as that’s my bread and butter.
Yesterday I picked up a commission work so I’ll be anxious to get the reference photo of it and get to work. The painting will be of a little dog chasing a ball in the Cotswolds. I’ve never been to the Cotswolds but have a book by F. LaGard Smith and illustrated by Glenda Rae called Meeting God in Quiet Places (The Cotswold Parables) which I’ve enjoyed reading, so that will help get me into the Cotwold mood.
Hope you have a good day.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Instructor: Carley Ann Franklin, age 2.6
Medium: Crayola washable kid's paint
Instructions: Carley recommends starting with a yellow background for your first project because it's a sunshine color. Follow the pictures below to see how she made her picture puzzle and then make your own.
" It takes great concentration to completely cover all the craft sticks with yellow paint, so you might ask for a little help. Once you finish, you will be so proud of finishing your first step. "
"Are there any questions? Nows the time."
"See, just drop in the flowers after you do the stems and leaves."
"Remember to shake your paint tubs and select your colors carefully."
"Make any final adjustments, and sit back to admire your work."
"Push the puzzle aside to dry. While the puzzle is drying is a good time to paint your hands if you've had the itch to try that."
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Today I attended the funeral for my aunt Alien Fowler who is my fathers sister. It was sad and reminded he how important family is. I'll remember the good times at her house forever.
There are many celebrations going on in America today being it's the 4th of July. Thinking and being with family is the best celebration next to meeting our Lord in heaven. I am thankful for my family and for the fact that all I know are Christians. It would be hard to give up a loved one on this earth without the peace knowing they are in heaven.