Saturday, August 31, 2013

arty or artsy

arty or artsy...
Matteo says arty and who am I to disagree?
Well anyways have a very creative weekend!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Where did the summer go?

We have had a glorious summer,
wonderful weather,
lots of teaching,
and enjoying the days...
hence not much blogging.
Here is a glimpse of the highlights...
First ferry ride leaving Seattle.
Next ferry to Victoria.
See the 'Coho for peace'?
A beautiful chalk drawing on the sidewalk in Victoria.
A little fun in a Victoria park.
 artEAST progressive dinner in 4 art studios.
 Listening to music in the park every Thursday afternoon
 from our yard.
 The amazement that our vegetable garden actually grew
 and gave us divine goodies.
 An organized art room with some help from Ikea.
 My new friend that I birthed.
 My great niece letting her caterpillar-butterfly free.
 Discovering a watercolor I made years ago.
 More ferry rides.
 Spotting these guys in front of a house in Ellensburg 
on the way to visit friends in Coeur D'Alene.
A chair for sale.
 New friends in a park.
 Learning we are going to have a grand-daughter!!!!!
Teaching with my son.
 More teaching.
 And looking forward to new adventures.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

a SUPER DUPER Sunday blessing!!!!

Guess who is going to be a grandmother?
Yep me!
So very excited and just found out she, yes she will arrive around Christmas.
Being the mother of boys,
well a girl will be extra fun.
What can I say - girl things are already distracting me big time.
I foresee some girly art in my future.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Funnel Caw'kins

Meet Funnel Caw'kins.
He was born yesterday,
but labor took a week...
and was rather difficult.
He was made in class-
Paper Mache Beasts at artEAST.
First he was wired and stuffed.
Then he need to dry,
 and a word was needed for his perch -
so he searched and found the perfect word -
And then he dried some more
while trying out a new nest.
And some more drying time...
Have you noticed a continuous theme here?
At least now he has wings too.
And a cute little hat.
His top coat is made with torn painted paper.
Buttons were my mom's as were the thread spools.
Eyes are painted coffee beans.
Cardboard tube was retrieved from recycle.
Now how do I keep my cat from the tangling threads in motion
and all the sparklies?
After all he is part crow...