Thursday, May 8, 2008
New Work...New Ideas
Things have been a bit somber and a bit overwhelming the past few weeks with the death of my father in-law a few weeks ago and the death of my uncle yesterday. It also seems like my kids schools got together and decided to lump all trips, projects and parties all into the month of May. AHHHHHHHHHH!
BUT! I'n the spirit of moving on I have been trying my best to get into my "Art Room" as my kids call it, and get some work done and new ideas going.
Yesterday was spent at Jake's school for International Day where all of the kids researched and made big displays depicting their heritage. This project included making a dish that best represents the country they chose so it was so much fun to walk around and sample the foods. I ate many, many pieces of German Chocolate Cake as well as pasta salad:) Russia, Ireland, France, Poland, Japan, India, Africa, Pakistan and China were also represented so it was a good time. Then at night we had the school skating party which didn't end until 8:30 so it was straight home , showers and bed. The kids, and their mom were exhausted! But the good news is I spent the evening with my sketchbook coming up with new ideas for paintings and I found a sweet little something at the craft store that I think will be my next little project. Sneak peek to come......
Here are the newest pieces I've been working on. I will be posting them in my Etsy shop soon. I'll let you know.
Thanks for all of the great book recommendations! I have my list ready and will be making a trip to Borders soon.
Have a great day!