Thursday, September 19, 2013

Outdoor Art

We took our art outside recently and explored sidewalk chalk photo art.  My girl, the girl next door and I headed outside with a box of sidewalk chalk and some ideas.  We each created one scene ourselves then took turns having our photos taken in each other's art.  It was a lot of fun!
My girl made the beret and and paint brush, I added the paint palette.  It turned into a family project when we enlisted my husband's help to climb up on a ladder to take the photos. The pavement was pretty warm and the sun was so bright that it hurt to open your eyes. Try as we might, we couldn't keep our eyes open for most of the photos.

My girl drew this one. She wanted it to look like she was floating away with the balloons.

I wanted to create butterfly wings for us.  In the photos of me you can tell I was uncomfortable laying on the hard, burning pavement.  I looked as stiff as a board and couldn't keep my eyes open.  So here's a picture of the girl instead of me.

The girl next door drew this one. Both girls decided they wanted it to look like they were running in this picture.

We had a great time creating these. Next time we need to do this earlier in the morning before the sun heats up the pavement and burns out our eyes.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Zombies are Here

 It's back to school time but I couldn't resist joining the zombie doll swap hosted by Val.  Stop here to see the amazing zombie dolls everyone has created! My zombie came in the mail on Friday.  Just look at the packaging, I knew it was going to be good.

The theme of this year's zombie doll swap was Alice in Wonderland. My very talented partner Kathy created this amazing zombie Cheshire Cat for me. Thank you Kathy!! Check out Kat's blog to see how she created this amazing kitty.

 Here's my zombie horde with their newest additions.  I couldn't resist making myself a Cheshire Cat to keep, he looks a bit impish or devilish but I think he's charming.  Both Cheshire Cats seem happy to have a zombie horde to join. They're one big happy, bloody family. Aren't they cute, in a bloody zombie sort of way?!

The Cheshire Cat on the left is the one I mailed off to my partner.  He's got a removable dead mouse that attaches to his hand. I was sad to send him off as I can't tell you how many hours I spent creating him, but it took a very long time. That's why I created a second simpler one for myself.  I really enjoyed creating these guys. I'm already thinking about more dolls I could make.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Girl & Her Dog

Having a pet is an important part of childhood.  Sometimes having a dog is a pain; like every time he eats her Legos, chews up a brand new Sklanders figurine or jumps up and scratches her because he's excited she's home from school.  Having a dog can be a pain but having a pet to love can also be great. Here she is giving Chunk a hug while he waited for the vet to come give him a check up.  He gets nervous, so she pets him and hugs him to make him feel better. What a sweet moment!

My girl loves to craft and paint.  Last month, she painted this picture of she and Chunk.  It's just so cute!  For back to school night she wrote ten important things about herself.  "I adore my dog Chunk!" was on the list.  It's a good thing because . . .

this morning he chewed up her stuffed bird. She was upset but she forgave him.  That's how it is with a girl & her dog.