Monday, August 07, 2017

Spring 2017

Just some scenes from around our yard this spring.  The words below are from the hymn "Immortal, Invisible.'

To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;

In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;

We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,

And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render, O help us to see:
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Happy 6th Birthday, Alex!

We can't believe that Alex turned 6 years old on May 11, 2017.

At School

He really wanted me to paint the Spirit Rock at the NCLA.  
Even the high school kids could see it!

The kindergarten class was ready for Steve's card magic.

The class wanted to see the magic up close.

Steve selected a volunteer (in paleontologist hat) from the crowd.

The concentration is intense.

Alex gave Mariana a ring during recess.  He said he is going to marry her.

Alex also gave Braelynn a ring at recess.  Alex said he will also marry her.

I led the kids in a bookmark-making art activity.  
They learned to draw dogs and cats using basic shapes.

They are hard at work.

Alex's table of friends with their bookmarks

Alex and his teacher, Mrs. French

Alex and Mrs. Logan (a few days later)

Puppies are ovals and circles and kittens are circles and triangles.

At Home

The Weekend = More Partying

Julie with Alex.  (What is Clarice doing in Granddad's pickup?)

Kim and Alex


Alex, Kim, Granddad

Mother's Day

Steve's family and my Mom and Chuck on Mother's Day at our church.
You can see Alex's first lost tooth.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Update on #the100DayProject

Just wanted you show you my progress for #the100DayProject happening on Instagram and Twitter.

Day 12: Painted a landscape on a 1" wood round with acrylic paints.  You can see the tiny hole in the top so we can hang this up later.

Day 11:  Easter Bunny on the brain!

Day 10:  classic Endearing Young Charm - handpainted flower in a bottlecap pendant

Day 9: #SaveTheBees

Day 8:  "Etched" flowers, handpainted

Day 7:  Baby penguins make everyone happy.

Day 6: 3-D roses

Day 5:  whimsical flower trio

Day 4:  Indian Blanket flowers

Day 3:  Yellow Daisy

I love how this project allows you to experiment with different media, take chances and then reflect later on whether you accomplished the desired effect.  We will see if I get anywhere near achieving my goals for this project.

I hope you are enjoying finding other projects on Twitter and Instagram, also.  Remember to look for the hashtag #the100dayproject to search easily for artists' work.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Family pictures: April 2017 back to January

April 2017

Alex, Steve and Clarice in the azaleas on Palm Sunday

The kids before church.  Clarice made her blouse!

Herbs digs for fossils at Dinosaur Reading Camp.

Herbs with his Leadership certificate from kindergarten 
(because character counts!)

Clarice (#8) at the bat

This is Clarice's second year on the Vector team for GAA softball.

Clarice is third from right (in black ball cap).

#8 (in black)

It's the time of year for Swim Lessons at the YMCA!

He loves the water!

Herbs in action

Alex says he is dressed like a character from the "Jurassic World" movie.

Alex waving to me during the Easter Egg Hunt at church

March 2017

Clarice, Keeley, Emily and Mary on the 8th Grade Washington, DC, trip

Alex tries on his new outfit for Easter (a little early)

Monique, Clarice & Lily are ready for the Masquerade Ball

February 2017

The daffodils bloomed early this year (in February) since we had such a warm month.

Alex with his friend during lunch at school.  
Marianna is on the left, and he has a crush on her.

Alex and friend, Levi, at church for Family Game Night.
Clarice made Alex's Sesame Street Grover shirt.

January 2017

Clarice also helped Alex make this rocketship + stars shirt for the 100th day
of school.  There are 100 stars on the shirt.  He was so proud of this shirt.

Alex and Mimi

Chuck, Alex, and Mimi before lunch

Steve and Alex in the snow (first weekend in January)

Memaw (Jannie Carter) with the kids

Alex gives Memaw a hug.  Memaw loves hugs!