Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stress-full week

This has not been my best week.
Watching my love, Dr. Mark Sloan die on Grey's Anatomy was too sad for me.

This was my first week of having to work Fridays ( complete with morning bus duty). I treated myself to this bracelet to wear on Fridays to give me strength. I really valued not working Fridays, but such is the way.

Chipper scored big.
Chloe was in one of her abrasive moods...
Umm... oh I will have three groups of twenty 4 year olds each week in the art room.
One night I managed to go to sleep at 7:50. Another night my entire dream took place at the liquor store Total Wine.

But there's a new week on the way and Riley is in town so it's got to be better.
Next weekend I'll be back in my house and I feel like cooking up a storm.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Half a title

At last I have been busy in my art journal. I finally took out some paints too. I need so much practice. I asked my so talented friend Renee for the skin color recipe (which colors to use) and she sent me a recipe for laundry soap instead so I had to wing it( what I do best anyway...) In my defense I was also distracted by a phone call while painting this. I shall try again soon...

This one used these color watercolor markers that my friend Jane ( now hooping it up in Bali) suggested, but I forgot how they are used. Still kind of nice pale colors.

My friend Lori and I went to our Italian friend Antoinette's house for some cooking practice. Antoinette showed us how to make a great pepperoni bread- but I made mine with pesto and mozzarella instead. It's so good, we discovered Antoinette can never bring a whole one to a party- her husband has to "sample" half of it before she gets to the party. Lori showed us how to make gnocchi and then after dinner we had limoncello and expresso with anisette. Fabulous. I am so thankful for these two friends that help me laugh the entire time we are together.
Have a great week. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Full eyes ahead please

School is keeping me quite busy these days. So many children to keep track of everyday. The self portraits are turning out grand. Finding the parents to be a bit odd. I stand outside thirty minutes everyday for bus duty and some have managed to not give me eye contact for over 8 months. What's up with that?

This weekend I devoted a lot of time to working in my art journal. I think I managed five pages or so. I am not sure if this one needs more art on the side or not, but I thought I would go for a less is more type of look.

I had a nice Labor Day weekend and tried out some new restaurants both good and bad ( Tattooed Moose was no prize). This beautiful rose was on the table at the Hominy Grill. I'm thinking quite good for Southern food, although I only had eggs and grits.