Friday, September 30, 2011

artistic endeavors: african tree sunset.

i just remembered it's been a while since i've posted a canvas.
which means there's art i've done that you people have probably not seen . . . even on facebook. ;) haha!
i'll remedy that today.
just . . . after i go pour myself a cup of this breakfast blend at 4pm.

august 5
it's not my personal favorite.
you know one of those days when you just want to try something new? play with different colors, stretch your skills a bit, maybe?
this was one of those days.
not done for anyone or even for me, but just for the sake of doing something different.
there. now i can say i've posted this canvas.
i love kate briles' about page. it's a wonderful post to read all in itself.

right now, my cute little sister [lyddie] is making a batch of chocolate chip cookies, claiming that the zumba class [either here because she's memorized some of it] or there will pay off for the pound of butter in the dough.
oh my. i just love kiddo perspectives.
and . . . the sound of music is on.
my, my...i love that film.
Maria: I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what's worse, I can't seem to stop saying things - anything and everything I think and feel.
Mother Abbess: Some people would call that honesty.
Maria: Oh, but it's terrible, Reverend Mother.

funny, this is me, today: puzzling over where to start with gathering the fabric in to make a skirt with elastic top :P . . . and the canvas above, scrubbed.
some things in life have to be redone.
and sometimes, they happen to be things that can be redone.
how awesome is that?
el oh el.
There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him.

[the baroness]

[talking about pink lemonade]
The Baroness: Not too sweet, not too sour.
Max: Just too, uh... pink. 
. . . i'm sorry. i can't resist all these quotes from that film.
lyddie-boo and me:)

Maria: You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we've had a disagreement? Well, lately I've taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.
manual focus. i kinda love it sometimes....

i'm listening to some josh garrels music.

this is what i love and miss in the wintertime; staring up into branches that reach for the sky
and grow stronger each year
and let the sun and seasons turn themselves colors.
benjamin :)
the older brother who rocks at painting and carpenter stuff. yep. :)

[no, i don't run. i grabbed the nearest pair of shoes because the ground is still wet from earlier. who likes wet socks? not me.]
[i need to go darker. and more ash blonde....someday soon....]


the book i'm reading [mainly] currently. only so far as this chapter.

shall get farther.....soon. :)


Anonymous said...

Dude! Those tree pics are EPIC!!! Amazing! :) Good Job!

Naomi said...

These photos are so beautiful!!

chambanachik said...

So many leaves!!

Felipe Neumann said...

You are so talented. I love your pictures!
And, sigh, I wish international shipping didn't suck so much if ya know what I mean! :)

charla beth said...

fair warning: this comment will probably be long because EVERYTHING in this post made me ridiculously happy.

your sister's comment about zumba made me laugh out loud! i'm going to keep that one for future reference. ;)

i like your painting :) even if you didn't/don't! something about it is mystical and magical.

kate briles' about page? wow. life=changed. seriously, when she was talking about seeing Scripture from God's perspective and not just our circumstances? that hit me right in the gut. in a good way :) so inspirational. i opened up her "love in a year" stuff and i can't WAIT to get into it. thanks for sharing :)

ha, i looooove reading all those sound of music quotes. :) that kissing the floor one is my favorite. i forgot about all those little parts of the movie. definitely need to watch that movie again and soon!

"some things in life have to be redone. and sometimes, they happen to be things that can be redone." don't you just love how life gives you those moments sometimes? thank God for those "re-doing" moments.

your neighborhood is GORGEOUS. i'm so jealous of all those trees and leaves and oh, it's just fantastic. i really want to come visit you. :)

sorry for my novel. but seriously...your posts just make me happy.

Love Unawakened said...

Looks like an amazing day!! :)