There seems to be so much to cover today, I was going to do a post yesterday but ran out of time.
This boy of mine turns 9 tomorrow (the red head with the rugby ball, taken last week). I look at him in awe and wonder where the time has gone. Double digits next year he keeps telling me, the thought brings tears to my eyes. But much of the weekend will be taken up with birthday celebrations, rugby and a sleepover that seems to include pizza and playing the wii with some swimming and trampoline time thrown in. He will be much of my weekend I imagine.
After completing icad I decided to give Tammy’s August Daily paper prompt a go. And to combine that with using up some boardbooks I have collected and a bit of found poetry that I wanted to explore.
So far here are days #1 and #2.
This was meant to be a rainbow, but I didn’t like it, so got out the gesso just to lightly tone it back and I really liked how the paint that was still wet lightly smudged. So I left it like that.
The Butterfly Effect this week has the theme of insects…and this is what I ended up with so far…
Last weekend we took the children to the park. It was a glorious winter day. The sun was shining, blue skies, warmer temperatures…and fricken sea gulls EVERYWHERE. I can be prone to exaggeration (:)) so I grabbed a few photos as proof, but not many came out because I was terrified. Birds scare me frightfully, even feeding the ducks is an issue for me, and sparrows leave me petrified and frozen.
I tend to the view that sparrows are minions of the devil, building up their population and those that are in the know get constantly attacked and dive bombed. (As I said, I am prone to exaggeration!) Suffice to say I was a lot more concerned and wary than the other parents around me seemed to be.
Every building around the park had gulls on the roof. And people seemed not to notice?! It staggered me. A couple of times I actually hid behind my beloved, subtly of course! :) He told me to go away from him because they were after me not him. A protective soul to be sure! I get they come inland when a storm is coming, but there was no sign of storm, and they were flying amongst the children, and there were A LOT of them.
And the piece that I was completely stuck with last week, ended up here on Sunday:
No further progress since then though. And I am not sure quite where it is going yet.
And I am linking up to Paint Party Friday, before I go to buy ingredients for homemade burgers which was the request for Sebastian’s last day of being 8 celebration dinner.