Thursday, February 18, 2010
Last night Nolan told me he wanted to see the sun this morning. So on our day off from school, he woke up at the painfully early time of 6:20. After making him stay in bed until after 7, he quickly put on his coat and shuffled outside in his old man slippers, pjs, and coat to watch the sunrise. I watched him from the kitchen window. He stood very still and actually watched the sun rise over the eastern horizon. For a boy who is constantly moving and getting into things, he amazes me sometimes. He stops to notice details in things and takes joy and pleasure in the simple things in life. This is one of my many wishes and prayers for my children, to notice and take joy in simple things, like nature. Things that other people might just hurry by and not notice or pay attention to. And most importantly to see God's handiwork all around them....like in a sunrise.
Monday, January 18, 2010
This past weekend we had our annual gift exchange for my art club. We each drew a name and created a gift for that person. The theme was, "All that glitters". So upon walking through Hobby Lobby I came upon these really cool glass blocks that you can paint on, do collage, or fill with different items. I was inspired to paint one and put a light source inside to make it "glitter". I decided to try a faux stained glass paint technique. I would like to try it again on a bigger glass block. I think my technique needs some work. The painted flower was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe because the friend I created it for is originally from New Mexico.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Yep, someone is in the attic....and it's Nolan these days. For the last several months his new area of intense interest has been attics. That and old houses. Hey, I'm glad he has an appreciation for history. Ever since we went on a tour of our deceased great Aunt Peggy's 130 year old house, he has been in awe of attics. He could tell you which of his teachers at school has an attic, if there are stairs or a ladder leading up there, if there is a light, and if they utilize the space. And ours happens to be easily accessible so guess where I find him some days? You guessed it, the attic. If I need something put away up there, he's my man! So for several days of good behavior and no meltdowns, he earned another tour of Aunt Peggy's house. And I have pictures to prove it.
I do love this little boy. He is so unique and has such a passionate nature about him. And I love how he shares his passions with EVERYONE around him!