Monday, February 28, 2011

There's Only 6 Weeks Between Winter Break and Mid-Winter Break and I Now Realize Those Six Weeks Kept Me Sane

Today was February 28th and it was the first time I've been alone in the house since February 11th. (Rexy was out sick, so I guess I really only had 5 weeks.)  

Then I had to go to Rexy's school this afternoon and teach an elective jewelry making class to 1st graders.  Yes, Mommy was a little cranky.  It took a couple of them all of about 6 seconds to get on my last nerve.  Seriously.  I was sort of afraid I might get a phone call from one of the boy's parents tonight!  I got VERY FIRM with him.  Although my worry was somewhat alleviated by one of the other mother's telling me that there's is an epidemic of "testing the limits" behavior going around the 1st grade boys.  Delightful.

Rexy's Play Doh Snowman and Sun

So remember that canvas that I put leftover paint on?  Today I covered it up with red paint, intending to try out Suzan's cool blue on red effect.  Bleh.  Mine didn't look good at all.  (Um, I forgot to take a picture of the blue on red, so all I have is the red...)  Then I realized that what she actually does is red on blue.  (I think.  Maybe she does both - well either way mine didn't look good.) Oh, well.  Now I've covered up the red, which I was kind of liking.  Bummer.  

I'm going to paint another painting in my cake series to donate to a friend's fundraiser.  Their theme is "Let Them Eat Cake and Love Art!"  I thought I'd show you my so-refined sketch.  Yep.  That's the plastic that was on the canvas and I did the (very) rough sketch with a fuchsia pink Sharpie.  Okay, you've got me.  It's not so refined.  But it's practical!  This way I can figure out the scale on exactly the right size.

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress from plastic to painting.

Blog Tour Alert!!!
There's an awesome blog tour featuring the artists of Art At the Speed of Life - some other special guests, and the fantastic Jenny Doh!

Here's the schedule - it starts tomorrow!

Art at the Speed of Life Blog Tour

Crescendoh - Jenny's Blog: 

Suzi Blu: 

The Altered Page/Seth Apter: 

Suzan Buckner: 

Sue Pelletier/Laugh*Paint: 

All Norah's Art: 

Faerie Enchantment: 

My Collage Art: 

Always Chrysti: 

Lisa Bebi's Art Blog: 

Jodi Ohl/Sweet Repeats: 

Living Out Loud (Hey, that's here!): 

Paulette Insall: 

   The Art of Julie Bergmann 

It's going to be chock-full of artists' insights, inspirations from the book, interviews with Pam Carriker, our illustrious leader/author, and lots more!