I've been working on a few things this week, inbetween grading tests/schoolwork and cleaning my desk (yes, Kersten, cleaning again.) Packing up orders for Etsy too. Packing isn't the fun part, let me tell ya, making stuff is. But I worked on these today, can you guess what they'll become? I have all these ideas in my head, sewing projects, accessories, and even some thoughts to try pottery. A friend owns a kiln and now there is a new shop up on Main Street 2 blocks from me called ThePottersHand. DH says they are going to start classes in the spring. I've been wanting to try making Raku Ware/Pottery and Bisque pieces to be glazed that I read about on E. Beck's blog. Sounded intriguing (she also mentioned using red oxide glaze. Sounds pretty!) I don't know, I want to try it all.
DH and I had this discussion the other day. We were talking about a piece of art I made and I got the usual 'oh, its nice' from him. I got a bit ornery and said he didn't care. He said he just doesn't see the importance of art all the time since its not HIS idea of fun but sees that its important to me. I told him. If I could, I would do art 24/7. In fact, when the kids are off to college, I hope to do art all day long. I think I shocked him a bit. I asked 'what? You thought I was just going to run back to a job? I hate working for other people. I don't play well with others and I run with scissors. lol' I think its the whole hobby vs. life's work that he doesn't get. DD even mentioned today that its a hobby unless you get paid for it. Not sure I believe that. I tried to tell her about that artist that was called an artist/painter and didn't even sell any paintings until after he died. Of course I couldn't come up with his name during the discussion so my argument sounded not as strong. Is it Dega? Van Gogh? Anyway... Have you had these discussions? What do you think? I don't really care if its an obsessed hobby of mine or my life. I know I don't like to go too many days without being creative. I start to feel disconnected. I NEED it. How about you. What are your thoughts on art as a hobby/lifes work?
Any fabulous weekend plans? I wish I could head back to Tassos again, makes my mouth water just to think on it but that probably won't happen. On Saturday I'm running off with the quilting group from church on the church bus to visit 6-7 local quilting stores having sales and events, classes and such. Should be fun. Gonna be with mom and some of our friends so it should be good. Only way it could be any better is if we were hitting area thrift stores too! lol
The rest of this post is purely for family. Recent and Easter pics too. The picture above is of me and mom (I'm wearing my favorite necklace from JessicaJane.) So if you wondered what I looked like, there you go...
We went to see Horton Hears a Who. Sophia dressed up for the movie. A pic of the movie with my new cell phone. And Horton Who pancakes at IHOP after the movie. lol
Clemie all dolled up, washed and sporting new barrettes in her pretty hair. Yes, she is spoiled. So what?
DH shaved off his mustache so we gave him a blue tape one just in case he missed his.
Easter Egg dyeing pictures of the girls. (Dyes are color coded to the cups by dd.)
Dad at Easter Breakfast at church. With his captain's hat on of course. Don't usually see that big a smile on him. Great pic.
Easter Day at mom and dads. Apparently that's a rare sighting of my brother 'working' in a kitchen. Kelly, you might wanna frame that one. lol The popping toy was a popular one apparently...