Monday, April 30

Art making and other things

I've been staying up late again.

Spreading my mess art all over the house.
Projecting and creating and it feels so good.

Here are some of my journal pages spread out on the kitchen table.
I am so fortunate to have a whole room as a studio in our house,
but lately I rarely make it in there. It's lonely up there.
Sometimes I need and love to be alone,
but most of the time I wanna be with the boys
 while  make stuff, you know?
Where do you do your making?

I've been carving stamps and it's so satisfying.
You should do it, just because it's fun.
I used this carving tool and these super easy to carve blocks.
like buttah. so yummy.
so satisfying.
I just ordered 5 more blocks.

I printed these leaf stamps with acrylic paint
 on canvas fabric and stitched them all up.

Days with the boys have been better. Good, actually.
I was seriously about to write how Jack's sweet self  
is coming back to us after turning three,
as he is throwing a knock-down, drag-out fit.

But for the most part, he is getting back to his pre-3 self.
And asking, "But, why? But, why? But, why?" x 100

This is him after watching a Little Einstein's ballet episode.
Practicing his ballet.

He practiced for at least a half hour.
So serious.

And Joshy is walking.
Full on, across the house, bonafide walking.
He is so proud of himself.

His curls have come in.

And he is spending hours in the sand box.

Do you have netflix streaming? It's awesome.
We watched Muriel's Wedding last night.
So great. One of my top ten.

I'm off to make a mess of my kitchen table.
Have a great week.



  1. Muriel's Wedding is one of my ALL TIME FAVES!!! I have owned it on VHS for years, it's thee best!!!

    Sweet pics too...looks like you guys had a lot of fun! So creative...

  2. Little Einstein's teaches another little to dance!! I love it.

    And the beautiful. Stay up late some more.

  3. Adorable. Adorable. Adorable! All around. :)

  4. ohhhhh such sweetness....they're changing so fast:)
    love your big expanse of creative space!
    I play on in my back yard or on the dining room table
    and I LONG for a studio type space!

    Muriel's wedding....will check that out!
    I do love a good movie!
    So glad for you and your growing mommyfreedom:)
    big glad hug,

  5. LOVE that video! I need a craft room so badly. Right now, my crafting usually takes place on my bedroom floor. Not much space for my creative energy to flow!