Sunday, January 29, 2006
The girls had a blast creating collage ATCs and even did a self-portrait ATC. They kept their own Self-portraits. Some of the girls just couldn't part with their own creations, so they chose to keep them rather than trading, but hey, that's OK, right! It's the fun & the creativity that matters.
The sundae bar was a big hit. Especially the whipped cream. Let's just say that some initiation took place! One of the other moms got plastered with the stuff more than once! What fun!
We had 11 girls total. And they really came up with some creative stuff. Wish I had taken more pictures, but there's only one of me....
Hope to do this again with the girls. Loved it!
It's so cool that Madison chose to have this type of party. I can't wait to see what cool creations they all come up with. The hard part will probably be getting them to trade their cards with the others. I am going to let them choose one of their own to keep, then they can choose to trade as many of the others that they wish.
Off to get things ready!
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Gonna have to save the rest for another day. I'm pooped!
Friday, January 20, 2006
So I went out and bought an old book at the library to make a collage journal. Just something to get the mind and hands working together. Kinda like warm-ups before exercising. Came home and did a page - no worries about how it would turn out. No planning. No rules! Just painting, cutting, pasting & having fun. And you know what? It was FUN!
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Thursday, January 05, 2006
This is my attempt to be "artsy." It's my version of Effer Dare #12 - Get all Artsy. OK, so it's not great, but hey, I have trouble drawing stick figures! LOL!
I think it still needs something. (I have trouble with blank space) Maybe I'll add some pink paint around the edges? hmmm...
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
" ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." ~Anna Quindlen
Wow. This is how I feel. I seem to remember moments, but not details. I really have to take time to let it all soak in. My girls are growing up so fast & I have forgotten some of the little details I wish I could remember. The little things they used to say when they were little... Madi said some really interesting and insightful things, I remember that, but not what those things were. Taylor used to have her own special words she would use when she was referring to certain things. Words that only she, her father & I were privy to. Only we knew what she meant. It was like our own special language. At the time, I always thought "that was sooo adorable, I'll remember that forever." But you know, what? I don't remember. And it's frustrating. It's too late now to go back and record those things, but it's not too late to make note of the little details that I notice from now on. I'm gonna do just that. Even if it seems too incidental, I know I will cherish it years from now, when I want to look back fondly on their younger years.