Friday, February 24, 2012

~ A Few Things for Friday~

 Woke to sun streaming into the dining room this morning. Had to grab the camera to capture it.
Glad I did, too, because it is long gone now.

The Youngest had a 'poetry reading' at school this morning. I wore my new sweater for the occasion. :)
I am so grateful I actually made it on time- the gas gage was on the big E and swinging by to fill it up nearly made me miss it!
 (Oh- and is anyone else just about to pass out when they see the price of a tank right now?)
Anyway- loved seeing my little guy up front reciting his poetry. He was so loud and clear and expressive- I was so proud of him. Wishing I had remembered my camera!

So this is the little project I was working on last week- it was for a swap partner in Belgium. Hopefully you can tell it's the letter 'A'-

I had lots of fun working on this and I have to credit the Oldest with half the idea. He had been day dreaming a couple months ago about how beautiful it would be if trees could make cherries in winter- in the snow. (Heart of a poet, huh?) Anyway, I loved the idea and sketched it in my idea book and let it simmer. When I signed up for the swap (everyone creating a letter 'a') and read that my partner liked cherries, I knew just what to try. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out- happier still that I actually enjoyed creating once again. 
Any bit of 'normal' is truly welcome. 
And the extra benefit was that it became a catalysis for this week as I painted a birthday card for a family member. Only I'm kicking myself because I was so grateful to finish it off last night, that I forgot to take a picture before it was safely sealed away in it's envelope. Oops! Oh, well.

Happy Friday!


  1. Two times you forgot the camera! Oh no!

    Nice artwork, and I am loving the dining room.

  2. your dining room is so lovely! and i am very impressed with your painting. wow! you are so talented!! :)

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! What a pretty house you live in. I love the photo on your header and the one with the light streaming in. It's really beautiful!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  4. I just received your artwork!! I am really happy with it. I am going to frame it of course. Thank you for such a nice swap. I can see that you liked making this and thats what I love, art with feeling.

  5. My kids and I like to play with rainbows too


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