Thursday, June 24, 2010

art class

a list of most of my fears:
teaching, public speaking, being in charge, kids, art.

I decided to combine all these by teaching a one hour paper mache class for 10-year-olds at the boys and girls club of Bloomington.

it was actually fun!

(most of) the kids were really really excited and kept exclaiming, "this is awesome!" one kid told me "this sucks" and didn't want to make a mask, but it turned out she was just frustrated and with a little help got into the project. it was amazing the different levels of concentration- one boy didn't want to leave for snack time and kept adding more and more to his mask.

I learned so much! 10 years olds are a lot smaller then i expected and think every thing you say is genius.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

swimming hole

autumn told me to imagine the most beautiful idyllic swimming pond and then to times that by ten. she took me there today and it exceeded all expectations.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


disproving an oft cited idiom

I've a bit of a fly problem- apparently over watered house plants are fruit fly heaven. I looked to the internet for advice and had mediocre success with my several DIY fly traps, all variations on a shallow plate filled with cider vinegar.
but wait.
upon waking I had a realization : isn't the saying YOU WILL CATCH MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN VINEGAR?
well, i tried that too and apparently it should more accurately read:

"you will catch more flies by filling a small Tupperware with cider vinegar, stirring in some dish soap to break surface tension, wrapping it in plastic wrap, poking it with multiple holes and leaving it on your stove over nite to warm up than with honey"

fly massacre

Monday, June 14, 2010

crazy weather we're having

today was a for real tornado warning, with all the sirens going off in town and radio advice to hide out in your basement. The sky turned a crazy greenish color and there was lots of lightning. all the kids from ceramics came down to the print studio which is also a tornado shelter. (although we found out later only the bathroom is the tornado shelter.) after 45 minutes the sky cleared up and there was a for real DOUBLE rainbow. two full arches across the sky with every single color-even violet- clearly visible.
what a day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

more proof I'm not on the coast

fire works at the grocery store??

Saturday, June 12, 2010

new verk

illustrations I'm working on for a book my friend Matt wrote about a fox and his shadow.

this is the longest book I've worked on, its been hard work and good practice trying to keep the characters looking the same page after page.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

all nite laundry

( i tryed to get you that heart locket)

first bean harvest

Friday, June 4, 2010

summer blockbuster

i really liked it. i did not see iron man one, but was able to piece togeather back story based on the plot of every other super hero movie. I'm assuming the need for the suit arrised from some sort of accident or an unsaitiable desire for vengence?

I got a $3 Mr. Pibb, here is Amanda attempting to drink her slushy. her arm can only go up so far. yes, she picked blue raspberry to go with her cast.

new haircut

its hard to photograph yourself...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

an after dinner walk

if only this was fete sow.

an adorable sid. waiting on our front step