Hello All! Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope things have been going well for you :)
As far as we're concerned, we've been good.
Tuesday in particular was soooo nice!
Y'see, I've started up some little Pre-K classes for my daughter thru the city, so 2 days a week we get up early, I pack her lunch and feed her breakfast, etc....to get her to a class that is just 3 hours long!
Now, I love how much she looks forward to singing songs and being with other kids....and that's why I do it, but 3 hours just doesn't seem worth the trouble of nagging her to eat, nagging her to get dressed, nagging her to hurry up...lol :D Especially since Monday was a Holiday here in the States...
I haven't lost you yet, have I? I promise I have something really cool to show you at the end! Now your curiousity is kicking in, isn't it? Now you have to stay (insert evil laugh here!)
Anyhoo, in the interest of brevity...kid had runny nose....kept her home from school....did inner dance of joy (not that she was sick...what kind of Mother do you think I am? haha!)....leisurely sipped coffee whilst looking out our patio door...
Notice the sea of weeds out there...they reach mid-shin! But, at least they're my weeds...and hey, they're green :)
Maggie and I spent the whole day doing fun things. Oh, and she worked on her "site" for a bit (which consists of me putting on a Word Doc & her typing furiously away....really quite cute) One of my favorite things about this house is that she can work on the computer here (might I point out the strategic placement of toilet roll so shirt can escape snot duty...I can dream, anyway)
And I can work on artsy things here....in the same room!
After her "work", Maggie helped me prep canvasses.
I don't think I've ever explained my process for prepping them before. I'm not sure if everyone or no one does them this way....but I find the whole thing quite relaxing (and it helps to use up my shockingly huge supply of scrapbook paper!)....so here goes.
I take a white, back-stapled canvas and paint it with a variety of colors...including the sides.
Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of this 1st step...
After this dries, I then paint it again, deciding whether to allow a lot of the underlying paper to show thru or not....and then sometimes add patterns with saran wrap, bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, etc....
When this dries...it's ready to use!
Here are the ones Maggie made for me yesterday :)
Okay, now that I've made you stick with me....here's my something cool...
"The Jewel of the Forest"
8 x 10 inches
Mixed Media / Acrylic
I'm sorry for the crappy pic :(
I literally just finished it, like 15 minutes ago....and it is near Midnight now.
I will have better photos of it in the morning when I list it in my shoppe.
By the way, I've just decided to put a few things in my Etsy Shoppe as an experiment to compare it with my Artfire one...nothing you haven't seen already, but if any of you have tried both and have a preference, I'd love to hear what you've learned :)
Thanks again for coming back here, My Friends....
Having this space be one that you like to visit over and over again makes me wanna do an outer dance of joy...heehee...
I'm one Lucky Gal :P