Monday, March 18, 2013

Making Time for Art...and Babies

Guess who's been up in the studio making a mess in preparation for making art?  I thought I knew what I was looking for, and I was pretty sure I knew which drawer it would be in, but alas, I was wrong.

So I've gone through 3 drawers in one of my fabulous IKEA cabinets, each filled with clip art and vintage photos and alphabet stickers and tape measures and so...much...more!  And then I got distracted and forgot what I was looking for, and began creating piles all over the farm tables. 

When I realized I'd veered off the beaten path, I started sorting and refilling the drawers.  And all those piles that never belonged in any of them?  They're still on the tables.

The girls are coming over to play on Thursday night, so I've got to tackle those piles and find new homes for them.  And then I've got to get back to the business of finding what I was looking for in the first place.

I spent a few hours on Saturday with my grandsons.  Jackson turned 3 yesterday and I don't know where the time went.  And Baby Luke?  Oh my, I hated to wash my hands or bathe or change clothes after holding him for the better part of 5 hours because I could still smell that new baby scent.

Sigh.  Isn't he just adorable?  I hope they're enjoying the fact that he sleeps a lot because trust me, it won't last. 

And then he'll be 3 asking "what's that" about a thousand times a day like his big brother.  I'm hoping he'll catch on to Mimi's prodding and start saying "excuse me?" instead of  "huh" all the time.  But right now he thinks that's the funniest thing he's ever heard and he giggles, then says it in a squeaky voice while tilting his head, and then giggles some more. 

And I'm sure it's just wishful thinking but doesn't it look like Luke might have my strawberry blonde hair?  Possibly?  Just a hint of red in there?  Though if he has blonde hair like his daddy and his big brother, I'm fine with that too.

I'll be back later with photos of the studio.  I bet you'll be able to figure out what we'll be making when you see the piles turning into kits.