Sunday, March 23, 2008

I've Been Busy Painting....

.....our bathroom. Ack. But it's done. . Two weekends of taping and rolling and boring. Sparkling Sage. It's pretty, but I hate painting walls and cutting in around the trim and all that. No fun. The boys' rooms recently got painted too, thankfully Grandma Carol took that grenade while she was here.

The weekly art for the last two weeks have been their initials and will hang in their new rooms and complement the new color schemes. Much more graphic and surface designy than my usual. The circles are courtesy of the bathroom remodel: I saved the old shower drain -- it makes a great stencil.

The image below on the right is my weekly art from two weeks ago -- I'm not happy with it. I really loved the doodle on the left, which is about 1.5" square. When I tried to replicate it on the 6 x 6 canvas the scale went wrong and the cuteness of my little doodle got lost in the size translation. My bird also seems to have become hydrocephalic. Generally catywampus.

One good thing came out of this failure: this was where I first discovered that the old shower drain made a good stencil -- see the sun in the scene on the right? So it wasn't a total loss. I think the acrylic vs watercolor has something to do with it not being as successful too -- any real painters out there that can help me?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Please look for Grace

UPDATE: I received an email this evening that they found her! Great news. She was in San Francisco, her dad has retrieved her. This could have ended so differently. Whew.

The girl pictured above is the 15 year-old great niece of a good friend. Her name is Grace Belson-Hudson and she's been missing since last week. You can read more here. Grace is from Sacramento but is believed to be in the San Francisco bay area.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"Grace was last seen on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at her high school in Sacramento, CA. She is 15 years old. She's 5'5", and her hair was recently dyed black. She has pierced ears and no tattoos. She sometimes wears glasses. She has had braces but they are removed now. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a green t-shirt over a dark long-sleeved shirt and vans shoes.

"Grace may have met adult men on myspace and facebook. She is in serious danger. We have reason to believe that she was in the Bay Area. She may be with another 15-year-old named Mary Catherine Gallant, also known as Masha or Jo, pictured below. "

Monday, March 3, 2008

I am extremely diverted!

I just this minute closed Pride & Prejudice and came to check my regular blogs. Cate had this posted so I had to try......

Best part? That makes Mark this:

Even though I know he much prefers the dry wit and humor of Mr. Bennett.