Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Few Favorites

I've got nothing for you today. It's grey and rainy and Ms C. treated me to a 5:45 am wake call. To say I am useless today might be an understatement. I still have to pack for our trip to the Cape which is coming up soon. We are all very excited, I'll be more excited once I am packed so I can stop stressing over it :)


Here are a few pics from around the house of some of my favorite things....





we have a great art studio near us called Creative Hands. They offer art classes to all ages. Kay made this ceramic angel around Christmas time in 2001. They met for 2 hours for 5 days to work on her. Her wings have some paper mache action going on there. I love her so much!





Sorry for the flash glare, but I had trouble getting a good pic. I love these! My parents gave me these plaques by Virginia folk artist Nancy Thomas. The months represent each of the kids' birth months. I have them hanging in my living room. Ms C. was due on August 1st and I wasn't loving the July print as much as the August one, so for once I was quite happy to have a baby past due date. Ridiculous, right? ;)



Kay made me this parakeet in oil crayons last year. I love the colors so I framed it and hung it in the living room!


My grandparents have a full wall of silhouettes in a hallway at their home on the Cape. I have always been drawn to them! These are my children, I had the first three done at the Falmouth craft fair several years ago. They are SO right on, they actually look like them. Ms C arrived on the scene later and the woman who did the first 3 was no longer doing them. There was a new person doing them and hers didn't come out quite as well. The profile definitely looks like her, but the hair is cuckoo. She has really springy curly hair and I thought they would translate so cute into a silhouette. I know the level of difficulty must be higher to capture something like this, but in this instance, I think her hair looks like a long shag carpet from the 70's :) Whatev.... I still love em!
Hope you enjoyed this little peek! xo, Brie

6 comments:

TCP said...

I love those silhouettes...definitely something I want to have done for my kid(s) someday.

Brie said...

my sister just called me hysterically laughing and told me I must replace Ms. C's this summer b/c she looks like Beethoven. She does!

Jules said...

OMG! She does look a little like Beethoven! That is the funniest thing ever. :)

Ang said...

Your daughter is a great artist!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing. I may have to do a similar post of my favorite things around my house.

zakary said...

I am so stealing this idea for a post! I love it.

I need to find someone to do silhouettes for my two. Before my daughter decides she's too old for it.