Friday, May 31, 2013
the painted pot and other colorful tales
I painted this week, I did! And I'm posting this week on time, I am! Last year's dead herbs didn't appear to be coming back so I dumped out the pot, painted it (Sharpie paint markers) and gave it some fresh fillings (tarragon, cilantro, and basil). Now, to see how long I can keep this crop alive. I'm a pathetic gardener, but I do start every season with enthusiasm.
We also dusted off the picnic basket for Memorial Day and stuffed it with Coke, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups & Twizzlers.
I blew through two pens this week trying to get the designs right for my next tape design -- I'm basing it on one of my earliest pieces, Creative Fire, and I'm struggling to get the pattern to my liking. Lots of late nights. And my almost-seven year old has suddenly developed a fear of the darkness and likes to wake me up in the middle of the night. Not much sleep here.
So I've been drinking a lot of coffee this week. One morning the coffee maker started choking and gurgling and spitting grounds in not the right direction. I thought it was a goner, and I panicked, for that is my #1 go-to art supply. I unplugged, replugged, restarted, rebrewed, and rejoiced. (and that is an unauthorized glue stick heart on the wall).
We didn't stop. I'm a mean mom.
I also made a buttload of pencils;
taped the chair (we are really into taping things these days);
slid inside the PO at 4:58 p.m. with a few last minute teacher boxes which is my typical postal behavior;
and bought my cards for this year's ICAD (Index Card a Day) challenge which starts tomorrow! Go see Tammy at Daisy Yellow for details!
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Happy PPFOF (Happy Paint Party Friday ON Friday!)