Saturday, October 13, 2007

Does a dog go moo?

How great are these? I'm completely in love with Suzan, The Thrifty Collage Artist's work! This is just a small sampling. She gives a pretty hilarious account of her method in this post. Her layering is just incredible. I would love work that kind of layering in my pieces. I've been too chicken. I'm always afraid I'm going to "ruin" something. You know what I mean?
Rexy and I took a walk and found a toddler music class for her a block away from our house! When we walked up to read the flyer on the door of the studio the teacher came out to talk to us. Rexy immediately liked her! That's very unusual for her. There was no initial hiding of her face, or clinging to me, or even a lowering of her eyes. She looked right at the teacher and said hi. Well, right there I decided we would give it a try.

She's gone to two classes now (since it's once a week that tells me how long it has been since I posted here). It's a program called Musikgarten. Rexy seems to like it. The other 2 girls in the class are both younger, 18 months maybe, but they're all starting out at the same level musically I guess.

How cute is my girl in these pictures? Last weekend she just decided to pack her duck backpack with her current, favorite toys, sling it on, and march around the house. Occasionally she would pick up the mini pumpkin I got her and hold it out in front of her, very ceremoniously, while marching around the house. I have no idea what she was doing. Her pretend play is so good these days it could have been anything. Every now and then I would hear her say things like, "Come on, let's go over there!" and "Are you okay?" and "Time to go potty!" I guess that tells me what sort of conversations she and I have...

I've been having the worst time sleeping. I can't lay down without coughing. I've been sleeping on the couch, off and on, for the last two weeks. Of course I can't get in to see the doctor for at least two weeks. It will probably be over by then. I had to miss my altered art gathering at Room 206 the other night because I had only gotten 3 1/2 hours of sleep and then I had to chaperone a walking field trip for Rexy's class. Needless to say I was looking and feeling a little haggard by the time evening came.

The December issue of Somerset Studio came; my and Pam's story and artwork didn't get accepted. (my grammar is suspect in that sentence) They haven't sent it back yet, though, so we're still hopeful that they might use them at a later date.

This post is sorely lacking in art news - mainly because I have nothing new to report! I haven't done a single thing since before my last post. Silly me, I don't want to mess up my little storage situation. It's been such a relief to finally have the dining room table back in action that I'm hesistant to get started on a project. Whatever I do will have to be completely packed up and put away and that is not my biggest talent. The Thrifty Collage Artist is pretty inspiring to me, though, so I may be breaking through this stoppage soon.

I did enter my Darkener's Family Portrait ATC into the Green Pepper Press Street Team Art Crusade. That's Michelle Ward's site. She is so nice. I love the Art Crusade, too. Each month there's a different theme and all you do is put a link to your piece (either the picture or the blog entry - not your whole blog) in the comment section. The next day your link appears on the side bar. There's no joining of anything - maybe that's how all street teams work? I'm not sure, I keep meaning to check out the ZNE Etsy Street Team but have never gotten around to it. Anyway, the theme this month is "Goth." Well, I thought the Darkener's were pretty goth, so I went for it. I've already gotten some great feedback and I found out that a few people I've never met or talked to now have a link to this blog on their blogs. (love that technorati!) It's like finding out that people are saying nice things about you behind your back.

As usual, it's getting late. I'd better get going. Phil's going into work tomorrow (Sunday) so it's just me and my sweetie pie. I'm going to need all the rest I can get. She's been turning into a firecracker lately. Her new thing is telling jokes...3 year-old style. "Does a dog go moo? Nooooooooooo!!! Does a cat go cluck cluck? Noooooooooooooo!!!" (laughs hysterically at her own humor)


Suzan said...

Oh my goodness!! THANK YOU!! What a very nice thing to say. I am speechless!! You really made my night!

That and you have the absolute cutest child in the world!! She is so cute!!!!!!!!!

Manastash said...

Okay, I thought my daughter was the cutest girl ever born but Rexy is giving her a run for her money.

I am going to try to get to that class, so hopefully I'll get to see you there!

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

Laurie- your message cracked me up! I just now heard it (Wed) and before that, I couldn't figure out your email because I had no messages. I loved your long post- your daughter has beautiful eyes!

Can't wait for the Dec. Somerset-I keep hearing people have it, but haven't seen it. Don't you hate waiting to see if you've been published? I sent a batch of nautical cards for Stamper's Sampler or Take Ten and would love to be published. I think I will send my shadow boxes for SS. By the way, I also just discovered Suzan and love her work. I want to try some of the various daily challenges she mentions on her blog. Gina

carlene federer said...

LOL, you're not thick, I made up RGTF...stand for Random Good Things Fridays...need to one of those again!

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / said...

Laurie, totally love your art, totally love your daughter - her eyes are so bright and beautiful!

I need for you to go to my blog because I've nominated you for an award.
I know, you're totally excited!

also, question: how did you get two background colors on your blogspot????? teach me, girlfriend!jan

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / said...

uupitheI can't believe it, but I am having to ask you a question and I don't have your email address....I hate to use you blog so why don't you email me your address and I'll ask you, "what exactly do you mean when you say.....I clicked on the Fonts and Colors tab. Click on various items (like Main Background Color)......there isn't a place to click on "main background color" under Fonts & Colors. :( jan

TiffanyJane said...

AW!!! She is a DOLL!!! I like your banner too....all so lovely! :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Laurie,
I hope you are feeling better now.
Rexy is sure a cutie. I hope she continues to enjoy the class.
Love all the wonderful art and links you share here.
Hope to see you again soon.
Take care.