Sunday, December 28, 2008
A funky windshield scraper, an awesome hoodie, a toothbrush, hairbrush, Last Supper plaque, deoderant, communion cups (for mixing epoxy), soap, pulsating toothbrushes, recycle craft book, digital picture frame keychain, peach rings, photo of the Bennets, shaving cream, razors, beads and stretchy cord, peach jam, delicious homemade salsa, Michaels gift card, barrets, shampoo and conditioner, contact solution, money in the form of a check, Golden brand liquid acrylics, and nailpolish. Unpictured: A pwecious wittle puppy wuppy dawggie!!
DANG! I am one lucky girl!!! Now I'm gonna go buy a canvas with my Michael's gift card so I can start using my paints tonight.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Before you label me as a wacko, remember that I am staying at my parent's house right now and really don't have many responsibilities or even access to things that are productive. Although I have been doing a lot of reading and TV watching, today I spent the day making Friday sweaters to wear, because he gets cold very easily. Friday thought that trying on all those sweaters in one day was very exhausting, but was a pretty good model anyways.
The sweaters on the left, I made out of fleece (Roxanne insisted on the Curious George fabric). The two on the right, I made out of cheap sweaters from the ARC, which I though was very innovative of me.
At My Parent's House
This is something truly freaky that I found in a junk drawer today at my parents house- proof that my mom really doesn't ever throw anything away. I must admit that it was something I remember crafting at around 4th or 5th grade. I am sorry if it scares you.
Coincidintally, my father and I have been watching a deformation marathon on TLC (The Learning Channel). Last night we watch The Mermaid Girl, about a darling 9 year girl who has her legs permanently fused together. Then we watched A Life Half Full, about a lady who appears to have no body from the ribs down, but most certaintly lives a life more than half full. I was so enthralled that I found her on myspace and sent her a message expressing my admiration for her. Then we watched a show about a lady with a 200 pound tumor. That one was a little more sad.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This is the third and final advent painting for this season. The ending is supposed to have a surprising twist to it, however, I don't think it is as apparent as I intended it to be. When it comes to me painting for the big man, He makes sure I have enough skill to be able to get the important points across, but not so much skill that I am pleased with the outcome and therefore, feel prideful. He also makes sure there is no cops around when I have to unexpectedly speed home from church to retrieve my paintbrushes and then speed back again.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I actually wanted MY gift wrapped this way- with the Toulouse-Lautrec icon, but I'm probably not getting any Christmas presents, so I decided to wrap Matt's with it even though he probably won't appreciate Jane Avril as much as I would (I found the picture in an old National Geographic magazine.) I also wanted my present wrapped this way, but again, I don't have any presents, so I wrapped Luke's present with the Rockstar packaging. He will, however, appreciate the Rockstar theme, because we are fellow Rockstar addicts- it must be something genetic I think. Oh, and there is a K and an E on the other two sides of the box, so all together it spells "KELU". Presents for Juliana and Chloe- they like this sort of frou frou stuff. There is also some very frou frou stuff inside. And one for the man again. I could probably tell you what's inside, again, since no one reads my blog, but I won't just incase.
It seems Sarah B. has taken to writing road trip poetry- and she's quite good at it too! This morning I was delighted to find a poem on her blog dedicated to me and my upcoming roadtrip to Colorado Springs (which is about 1 hour away, so I don't know if it really counts as a roadtrip, but I didn't want to be left out of the rest of the family anyways). I feel so loved!
For Naomi by Sarah Bennett
Pray they don't get run over by a reindeer,
Drivin down from Denver for Christmas fun.
You may say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for Rocket and Roxanne, they believe!
She'll bring her new dog Friday
and we beg her to leave Ruby!
She'll leave a cat named Necklace,
but she bring the fam we know and love so much!
But for the record, Rocket and Roxanne, don't believe.... I've raised them better than that! But Ruby still believes.
Friday, December 19, 2008
And here is both of the dorks posing for me after the performance.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here are some happy customer's displaying their wrapped presents:
Stacy and my mom tirelessly wrapped around the clock. We estimated that we wrapped around 100 presents.
Jolleen and my mom wrap a gift for Jame's wife, Dawn, as James and Friday watch. Later James went out front and juggled! Later, after James had left, James' wife, Dawn showed up with the most difficult to wrap present of all! Next year, James will be juggling out front on the unicycle. Stacy and I wrapping away.
This boisterous group was, quite honestly, almost asked to leave the party. Thankfully, they all got the itch to built a snow man, and left volluntarily. Notice my son in the bottom corner.
I am 95% sure that I am going to name my little puppy Friday. Everyone loves Fridays; he looks like a Friday; and I adopted him on a Friday. No, I haven't seen the movie Friday yet, but I do plan on renting it soon.
Matt had said that he didn't want a dog but, from the looks of it, I think he has fallen in love with Friday. Who couldn't?! I was doubly sure that he loves this puppy earlier today, when he voluntarily cleaned up a poopy accident off the carpet.
Roxanne spends most of her time following Friday around and telling him how much she loves him. Yesterday, when he fell asleep, she drew this picture of him and then hung it on the couch next to him.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
It has become somewhat of a tradition for me to do a series of live paintings at church during the advent season. This year I decided to paint on plexiglass, so that I wouldn't be in front of what the people are trying to look at. Ofcourse, that requires me to paint in the reverse order that I normally would, which feels very unatural- like painting with my left hand. This is the first in a series of three. Tune in each Sunday between now and Christmas to see the entire piece evolve.
Cassie directed me to onetruemedia.com to make this little video. I think this site could be addicting.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Leather cuff bracelets:
Here, our lovely model, Jackie, models three necklaces:
Now, our totally hip model, Juliana, models three of the leather cuff bracelets: And Juliana herself will also be selling her very own necklace design which you see below. These are super trendy "Pick Jesus" necklaces made out of beads and a guitar pick!