Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Here's to crisp nights, campfires, scarecrows, the color orange, Halloween, pumpkins, gourds, leaf piles, hayrides, mums, apple picking and football games. Happy first day.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
As I look inside my medicine cabinet, I'm wondering what is going to help without putting me into a nonfunctional sleep coma. Not that that doesn't sound appealing at the moment, but I have a two-year-old I'm responsible for so sleep coma is not an option.
Alright I've medicated. Now I'm going to try to talk Nora into a morning of uninterrupted cartoons in bed. Thank goodness for television. Now there's an invention you can count on.
Monday, September 17, 2007
If you haven't guessed by now I'm talking about bananas. Apparently no one in the family has been in the mood to eat them this past week. This means it's time to make banana bread. I use Betty Crocker's recipe, but I hold the nuts to please the kids. I also stray slightly from Betty Crocker's version by adding cinnamon to the batter and sprinkling some extra on top.
(EXTRA) CREDIT: My Dad made that wooden two-tone cutting board. He is so talented.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
(above) fiber art by Chris Robert-Antieau Manchester, MI
(above) painting by Stephen Baldauf Winter Springs, FL
(above) 2D Mixed Media by Dolan Geiman Chicago, IL
Speaking of color, pattern and texture we had to take a break for gelato from a little shop along the way...
(above) 3D Mixed Media by T.P. Speer and Deborah Banyas Oberlin, OH
On the way back to Ohio, a roadside sign lead us to a quaint antique store (above) nestled in a small Indiana town. While we browsed, records--that's way before CDs kids!--played on a restored phonograph bringing us back in time. My purchases included a reader from the 1800s, a 1926 crossword puzzle book, sheet music and an art catalog from the 1960s.
My mind is refreshed with inspiration from the weekend adventure. I can hardly wait to start creating new art of my own, but first I need to attend to laundry, clients and most importantly my family (I think I was missed!)