Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Art Center Field Trip

Today was Hope's 4th Grade field trip.  I was lucky enough to get to go to and help with a small group of kids.  I wanted to go since I had not ever been to the Art Center.  We didn't get to see everything, but it is free to visit anytime, so we will be planning a visit there again soon.  Seems like a good indoor activity this winter when it is cold.

This piece was by Pollock's wife.  When her husband would create a painting and didn't like it he would throw it away.  She would retrieve his work, tear it up and create a new work of art by using the torn pieces and painting over it, etc.  I thought that was very interesting.

Hope's favorite exhibit (an all the other girls in our group) liked the Silver and Suade exhibit.

The Art Center actually has multiple pieces created by Andy Warhol.

The kids were supposed to go to the sculpture park too, but it was raining and they just drove by in the bus.  I was happy we didn't have to walk around in the rain.  I am sure the kids wouldn't have minded, but it didn't sound very fun to me.  LOL!

I forgot to share this funny photo the other day.  Cracks me up!

And THIS happened this weekend...yep Hope wrote in PERMANENT marker on the concrete driveway in front of the garage.  

They have since made up (Joe and Hope).  I made her write "I love Dad" 100 times.  At about 50 she said her arm hurt and wanted to stop.  I told her dad's arm hurt after trying to scrub the driveway.  She eventually finished up all the lines before it was time to leave for gymnastics.  :)

Well, I am going to keep it short...heading to the hot tub!  

In honor of a special kid's birthday (Happy Birthday Ethan) here are some birthday cards to share with you tonight!  Hope you had a great night!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy mail!

Alright, I have been keeping a secret for a some of you it won't be that exciting, but to me it is!  :)

I have been submitting some scrapbook/card projects to be considered for publication and several have been picked up and will be included in several different issues of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine and a special issue they are creating as well.  So the first issue I have something to appear will be coming up in the December issue, which will be available the beginning of November.  Future issues I will be in are:  February, March and a Card Creations-Volume 13.

I got more happy email requesting my projects again on Friday.  Yeah!  That was one I was really hoping to get because it is actual a print issue.  The regular months issues are all digitally viewed on line.

I can share images of my projects after they have been published, so stay tuned...

As usual, a lot has happened since my last post.

Joe and I went with friends to the Iowa/Iowa State football game last week.  I was the lone Cyclone fan of the group, but was the only one that left the game happy!  LOL!

I ran into some classmates of mine too, from Russell!  It was great seeing you guys!

And another sleepover...apparently they dealt Taylor into the SkipBo game too.  LOL!  Actually, Joe was playing too.

Speaking of Taylor, I am convinced she is part woodchuck because she loves chewing on wood.  She has teeth marks on the leg of the chair she is sitting on above.  She also chews on the underside of the bed frame.  We have found remnants of multiple pencils around the house.  She also ate my good tennis shoes this past week too.  :(  I know those aren't made of wood, but...

I am looking forward to getting past the "chewing on everything" stage.

Will end my post with a shout out to my BFF...Kristi Boyer!  Her birthday was yesterday!  I hope you had a great birthday and looking forward to seeing you soon.

In honor of her birthday, here are some fun cards...

Until next time...


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