Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Taking a Mini-Break This Week and a Work In Process

I sketched what I had in mind with my Inktense Pencils
I've  been a little slow at posting this week. It's Tuesday and my last post was Friday! Crazy! But there is a reason for my tardiness as I've decided to use my time a little differently this week. Next week my son starts Kindergarten and I've hit on this last week as a mini break before the session starts. I'll be spending some of that quality time with my little boy, as well as preparing for the fall, and finishing up a big project. Next week, I'll be posting as usual. In fact, the next couple of weeks, I'll have mucho time before me and I'll be using you all as a crutch to get me through it. I love sitting down in the morning, and slowly gearing up to the morning and it's challenges as I read your blogs and find out what you've been doing. That and my art. So I had a couple of tutorials coming up and I think I'll hold off on the first until next week.
Notice the cereal bowl? I didn't want to take time to eat dinner:)

Just to get you completely caught up, I've also been working on my entries to the Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan contest. Yup! I've decided to throw caution to the wind and enter the contest. It's one of those things I talked about in this post. I figure if I enter, I'll have met a challenge- which is always good for me, been brave- which is super important, AND I'll have some really cool art I might not have had the impetus to make otherwise. So I've been working hard on that and am really excited about the work I'm doing. It's me but at a slightly different level. It's good.

I might ditch the copper panels for a batik...
So much love to you all- but I probably won't see you until next week. I'm off to build a Lego city...oh and  trip to the State Fair, as well as the local art museum, and some more fun stuff...

Hope you all have a wonderful few days too and I'll update you on the quilt when I get back....:)


Single Stone Studios said...

Loving this piece. Such a fun sneak peek.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

It looks great! Looking forward to the finished product. Enjoy your break!

scrapwordsmom said...

Looks amazing! enjoy your little guy. Mine is now almost 16!!

chrissy said...

i think you are thee best mama for putting wee one first. i used to snicker at the "older" folks who would tell me to "enjoy these times...they go so quickly" and i thought..."well you are home with 5 little ones ALL DAY" and here i am admitting that they were so wise and so RIGHT. my oldest is a senior in highschool this year and i can hardly believe it.
your bloggy friends...we will wait...but mr. kindergartener....he will not!
i LOVE your entry....WELL DONE!

Kelly said...

Have a great week with your little man. Sometimes I wish we could just stop them from growing and getting any older!! :)
Good on you for applying to the competition! Atta girl!
And I sometimes like cereal for dinner too (shhh, don't tell anyone).