Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
can you see the logs and the fire?
i hope that isn't any indication of how
she will take care of her own children someday!
here is the entire thanksgiving scene. i give it a 10!
there was this sweet picture
some of the art is more pagan than others.
I wanted to stress the Christian aspect of it.
we'll be moving onto the pilgrims next week.
i plan to take it easy and mostly do a lot of reading and baking.
but i'll post more on that tomorrow. goodnight.
ps. that cup, creamer and sugar bowl are one of the reasons i love thrift stores-where else can you find johnson brothers for $.50 ?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
which I photographed after asking for permission from one of the curators.
Last weekend I was treated, by my dear husband, to a rare trip to the "museums" in San Diego's Balboa Park. Now, if you know my husband at all, you can appreciate what a sacrifice and act of true love for me that it took for him to haul me, along with our 4 kids on an 87 mile trip (one way) to do something that seems more like a day for mom, but that really does benefit the whole family much more than a day at the dunes riding motorcycles does (which I decided against after I was told I could actually "choose" what I wanted to do). I know I probably used I too many times!
AND the Automotive Museum, where I was asked to take picture upon picture of cars, motorcycles and airplanes
I finally made it to the Museum of Photographic Arts .
If you live in the area you can visit their website for a list of current exhibitions.
My daughter and I were mesmerized by the Nancy Newhall exhibit. Nancy's husband, Beaumont Newhall, was the curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and she substituted this role for him while he served in the military during World War II.
I thought it was so beautiful that he gave her a camera as a wedding gift, encouraging her to become the great photographer that she was meant to be. All of her photos were black and white, which personally, I love.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
filled with jelly bean/corn favors
left over from our cousins party
My cornucopia, which I found hidden
Indian noise-makers we made at
pipe cleaner turkeys:
all you need is a few colored pipe cleaners
and a little imagination!
Felted woodland creatures with a little help from Martha:
Teepees for their Indian Village
made from paper plates, construction paper,
paint and a few twigs from the yard.
Hope you're finding some time to
enjoy the simple things too!