Monday, May 28, 2007

Magic Bean of Power

So, if you had a magic bean of power what would you wish for? After flicking remains of tonight's dinner from the table to the floor and receiving a reminder that there will be no bean-flicking, but rather bean-throwing-away, my DD asked "But what if it's a bean of power?" I said, "Then wish for something important."

She wished for our car trunk to not be broken. (The aftermath of our most recent adventure with emergency personnel. The car is going to be totalled. This is both a good thing and a bad thing--but back to the regularly scheduled post...)

My son wished for his room to be clean.

Well, if you're five that's important, I guess. ;-)

So, if you had a magic bean of power, what would you wish for?

Monday, May 21, 2007

New art listed on Etsy

Well, nothing like an expiration date to get me moving. Helps me clean out the fridge, and tonight seeing nothing showing up on my Etsy, due to expirations, prompted me to finally get some new things listed. *Well, I was going to say you could visit here and add a link, but I'm an html moron and can't get the link to work, so you'll have to visit my shop via the second link in my link section to the lower right--those ones work!*

But here are a couple sneak peaks:

Left is a new waxed star about beauty. This piece resulted from wondering what else I can do with my stars.

At right, a bottle cap necklace.

This wood sign currently sits in my dining room and I'm almost loath to let it go. I wish I had bought more when I found them--they were on such a good sale. Sigh.

Okay, for the other new items, check out Offerings, my Etsy shop! ;-)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Art History Challenge Week 3

Time for the answer to Art history Quiz week 2a. The artist was Artemisia Gentileschi, a female artist of the Baroque period who was taught by her father. Nude figure drawing was not considered suitable or proper for women at that time, so many women artists were trained by relatives or in other circumstances. Artemisia's style was modeled after Caravaggio, who was a master of contrasting light and dark. One of her frequent subjects was the story of Judith from the Apocrypha. More information can be found here:

Now, on to the next challenge! This painting has the distinction of being known as one of the first accurate depictions of an interior space. Who painted it?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A few more days off...

Well, I'll be taking a few more days away than I had planned. Someone ran into our car on the way home from school the other day. Not a major accident--no blood or broken bones, but the standard whiplash-type injury, so my back is not desiring to sit at the computer for long. And such an unneeded hassle. :-( But I must remember to praise God because we were knocked into the intersection as the light changed and we could have been hit again and much worse. Thank You, Lord, for holding us close! May God's blessings rain down on you where ever you are today! --L

Friday, May 11, 2007

Busy, busy, frightfully busy

Too much life this week--good, though. I'll be back in a couple days with some new art to share and a new art history challenge. My dd scored our soccer team's first goal in regular play the other night--and it was a close one! Woohoo! We moved to a new league this season and our team has really taken a beating. Blessings to you and a double portion to all those moms! --L