It's been a busy couple of weeks
around here, and the next couple of
weeks promise the same.
(click on any image to view an enlargement)
My Hobonichi Techo is my primary art
journal at the moment. I try to fill each page
with what happened that day, but if it has
been a quiet day, that's when I make a list
or write down a quote!
Saturday the 25th gave me several things
to write about: the auction where my Dad
purchased a footstool that his Dad had
made; the guy playing guitar in his car in
the parking lot of a discount store; and
dead baby birds...
Linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for T Tuesday ~ where the tea is strong
and all the bloggers are good-looking...
that coffee mug sketch is my required
beverage reference. Stop by to visit
and see what everyone is up to. We
often see some marvelous photos
and diverse art work!
I attempted to sketch the upholstery
fabric that my mom purchased to recover
the footstool. The colors are much more
muted than this, and a lot more woven
texture...but love those roses!
I need to fill in the reference to the President
on this page. I am not sure which president
it was who dedicated this monument, so I
need to ask my Mom about it. I left room to
write in the name later.
Lots of time spent with family over
the 4th of July weekend.
I wish that everyone could really grasp
the dedication and intense preparation
that is required of teachers. A lot of the
furnishings in their classrooms were purchased
by the teacher themselves. Many teachers end
up providing school supplies to children who
don't have what they need, and maybe even
food or snacks for some as well.
I enjoy helping my daughter get a classroom
ready for a new school year, but I can only
help with the decorative things like
bulletin boards. In the grand scheme of things,
that's not what's most important. I am so
proud of what she does for her students.
Music opens a world for them that they might
otherwise never see or imagine. If you know
a teacher, please thank them the next time
you see them! (They don't really get the
summer off. They may take a couple of weeks
and then they are planning and preparing
for the coming year!)
Fun times thrifting and making art...
always on the look-out for stuff to help
organize my daughter's classroom,
and some things I just can't resist
Here's a recipe that I am going to try out
in the next week or so. I have family coming
from Tennessee next week, and
they've "put in an order" for Peach Crumble!
My Mom promises me that this is an easy
recipe that turns out well. Maybe you will
try it. Have a terrific week!