02 May 2007

i whine & then i play...

*ranting shall commence*
first off i would like to say that i love my blog
i love to blog
maybe is the better thing to say
either which way
blogging is great
sometimes my pictures don't show up
then i don't like my blog
but then people comment & say sweet things about the pictures
so some people can see them & some can't
this makes me angry
i know it has to do with server shmerver something or other
but i still don't like it
everyone should get to see
including me!
*rant has thus ended*

we have been painting & arting up a storm round here...

i had some square canvases that i bought long ago
just knowing that i would need them someday
(story break!
when i lived on the farm
next door to my grandparents (hi grandma!)
i needed some shelving options
i had this cool little box
that could be turned on it's side
& then used as a shelf
but i needed more
or something like it
so i went up to see my grandpa & ask him if he had any ideas
he said 'how many do you need?'
we climbed up a ladder above his wood shop
& there were about 10 of the exact same boxes!
after we got them down i said
'i'm so glad you had those!'
& he said
'i knew that some day i would have a grand daughter who needed them'
i love that story!
it gives me an idea of where i got this from...
the idea that if i save something long enough
it will be of use to someone
i am actually trying to curb that need lately
but that's another post....)

so i had a brainstrom
i love how they come out of nowhere
& just hit!
i had Q color on three of the canvases
& then i framed them
check it...

oh i love crayons!
one time i injested a substance which i will not specify here
but it made me very focused
& i spent a good hour melting crayons over a candle...
good info on me.

i have the perfect spot for these
& when i get them up i will show you
it is that perfect...

oh & yes
as he was creating these masterpieces
he told me what they were called
'this is 'the rains'
'this is 'the other rains'
those could really be names of art pieces!
he has it in him i tell you what...
this kid
he just makes me grin...

a few weeks ago for moms night we went to brushfire
to paint our own pottery
& i made a 'mom says' vase...

all around the inside it says
'mom says. mom says'
& then on the outside i listed things
that i think are good to practice
such as
dream big dreams
don't be afraid to mess up (it's ok)
just be you...you are great
have fun...lots of fun
be kind to everyone
love with all you've got

i'm happy with it
& that's a good thing too

ps i sure miss my grandpa
he was quite a man:)



The moment I read this I teared up missing Grandpa...he would have loved Q and M so much! I am not sure what I got from him but you certainly got the saving part!

PS. Can I hire Quinn to help at the new house? I have a few extra walls to fill.

grandmabetty said...

Quinn is quite a talented artist and who would
have guessed that his mom was such a clever
framer. What a great use for crayons.
I miss grandpa too.

Angie said...

I love that story about your Grandpa... I could see the twinkle in his eye as I imagined him saying it.

Colleen said...

Girl, you are so creative! I love that frame and the vase is great.


Angie said...

Hey, where are the posts? I miss hearing your bloggy voice!