Sunday, November 23, 2008

Celebrating 6 years w/o sleep...Happy Birthday Hoss!

Yesterday was a fun and busy day. My lil man turned SIX! Wow, where does the time go? I do not feel as tho I am old enough to have a six year old.

We went to a local fire house for a little play date / birthday celebration for Hoss and a friend. The firemen really knew how to deal with a group of lil kids and how to just go with the flow... The kids really enjoyed looking at the truck and shootin water out of the hose.

We came home after the fire house so that sprout could nap. A few hours later we were on our way to go bowling. Hoss bowled a 66 on his sixth birthday (we thought that was kinda cool). As for me and hubby....we won't be joining any leagues anytime soon. hehe

Pizza hut was the last stop for the day...1 personal pizza for the birthday boy. Did you know that pizza hut has menu's now?! Shows you how long it has been since I have been to pizza hut to eat...I can tell you last time I was there, I was pregnant with Hoss. Geez!

We came home and watched Wall-e, cute movie, but I think that Al Gore directed it. The whole~if we don't change our ways this is what will happen to earth and humans~don't get me wrong....I recycle and I am all about the environment, but it could have been scaled back a little.

anyway, Happy Birthday Hoss!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I'm starting to like this ~

I am really starting to like drawing ACEO's (art cards, edition and original). It is a quick and easy way to do an original art piece. I did 5 today (the 5th is a pear, but I don't have it on the computer yet). It is also a good way to practice your drawing; you know the saying 'don't use it lose it'. I don't know what I would ever do if I could not draw, paint ~ basically, create things with my hands.

Friday, November 7, 2008


It has been so long since I have drawn that I was beginning to get worried (I don't know why?). I figured I should start small ~ I went with ACEO's (Art Cards, Editions and Originals), ACEO standard size is 2.5" x 3.5" (I said small). The idea behind ACEO is that anyone and everyone should be able to afford art.
I didn't do much, but sketch. I think they turned out pretty nice.
1st: 'Lips' (do I need to say more?)
2nd: was a perrrfect picture of a cat, but I turned my back for just a second and I see the picture all scratched up (you know how cats are...they scratch on everything) ~ 'Mischievous Cat'.
3rd: 'Master of Darkness the owl'.
4th: 'Eye see you' (insert bad music here), this is a sketch of an owl eye.
5th: 'A Bird', the bird is a little incomplete, but I like that look.
All can be found at my esty store:

Monday, November 3, 2008


I enter a new chapter in my life tomorrow, a life as a Voter. I am in my 30's and never have I voted. I never felt the need and therefore, my opinion did not matter. I registered several months ago on RockTheVote and have been eagerly anticipating this day for me to cast my very first vote.
*Get out and VOTE!

Halloween 2008

We started out the week by buying the pumpkins - I have never spent $20 on pumpkins!!! Never!

I first cut a hole at the top and started pulling out all the guts - then I gave that job to Hoss, he thought it was gross. He really wanted to carve the pumpkin, but wasn't sure what he wanted: A car? A door? A scary face? Ended with a jack - o - lantern.
He did a great job poking holes right were I needed to cut. He was very excited with the end result, but then cried when the pumpkins had to go in the trash. Poor guy, his first pumpkin and we threw it away (shame on us!)

The husband, with no surprise, carved his vw truck onto his pumpkin and I did 3 ghost looking out a window (I should have scrapped it out more on the inside, I know better for next year).
We had 2 Halloween parties and we went to a spook alley, no need to go trick or treating. Here in small town USA, they do not really do the door to door thing, but have 2 main places for everyone to go, the mall and downtown. I am not one for crowds so we stayed clear of those.

The husband went as an US AirForce dude and might I say he was very good looking. I had to paint all the medals and pins on his costume, they looked good from a distance.

I went as an 80's chick, that was fun to do and by the way - what were we thinking back then?

Hoss went as a ghost musician: I made his guitar out of plastic corrugated coke ads (you can read how I did that several posts down).

Sprout went as a lil monster. The costume is big enough that if he wants he can wear it again next year.

~The pumpkins were carved and the candy was given out, another Halloween has come and gone.