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Jun 09

I have this kid . . . .

20160609_073514. . . . who thinks she is ready to drive but needs mama’s help taking a pizza out of the oven. She can face time her BFF in Kentucky and chat for hours about who knows what (is there really enough stuff to talk about for THAT long????), but when I ask how her day was, I get a one word answer, “OK.”

This is the kid who can focus like a laser beam on creating Pinterest boards about Audrey Hepburn and other fashion icons, but she can’t remember to put her dirty dishes in the dishwasher. She can spray her sister and all of the windows with the hose when she is supposed to be washing down the deck (and fall down laughing hysterically when said sister is soaked to the skin), and she will walk over, around, and through a pile of clean laundry and not notice that it needs to be folded.

20160609_073326And this is the kid who will spin around in her chair daydreaming as she (appears to) try to get her algebra assignment completed, but will invest many hours creating a Power Point presentation on the History of Ballet. So when we were painting her bedroom, it was a frightening proposition to allow her anywhere near the vicinity of an open paint can . . . paint on the windows, the floor, and all over her body, with occasional swipes of paint on the walls.

This is also the same kid that looked up at me when she was four-years-old and asked,”Mama, what will happen if I pull on this?” as she pulled the lever on a fire alarm. Many fire trucks later, and a completely evacuated building, we apologized for our daughter’s curiosity.

20160609_072729So when I watched her doodling in her sketch pad (again, more hours of focus but where in the world did I leave my volley ball?), I thought it might be fun for her to do some of her doodlings on canvas for this week’s Art in the Alley event. But it was a scary thought for this mama, knowing what that might mean for ME.

But we decided to give it a try. It was rather challenging at first with paint all over the table where she was working, and me reminding her repeatedly not to let the paint drip all over the canvas (unless that was the intended “look” we were trying to achieve), and constant encouragement.

It’s been a wild and crazy week, but I think we have come up with a few fun things to take with us to Art in the Alley. I’ll be taking some of my mixed media collages, a few hand-painted and embellished journals, my handcrafted fiber art cuff bracelets, and maybe a few of my refashioned garments. But mostly this time it was about My Kid who is amazingly creative but can’t quite decide where to scatter all that golden glitter in the world. Hmmmmm . . . . . I wonder if she gets that from her mother?

If you are in the area, we would love to see you Saturday at Art in the Alley. In the meantime, please join the Favorite Things Blog Hop, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner. It’s lots of fun and you can make a few new friends along the way!

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It’s time again for Thursday Favorite Things! I hope you can join us because it is LOTS of fun!

Blog Hop CHANGES May 2016We have made a few changes to our wonderful party. We shortened the name, changed a few rules and we have some new images too. Join us every week as we party and share at the best link party in blog land!

Thursday Favorite Things new logo 5-2016Katherine CollageKatherine – Katherine’s Corner

Nina CollageNina –Vintage Mama’s Cottage

Debi collageDebi- Surroundings by Debi

Rosemary CollageRosemary-An Italian In My Kitchen

Rina CollageRina-I Thee Cook

Olivia CollageOlivia-Reinvented Collection

Shellie CollageShellie – The Fabulous Journey

Marilyn CollageMarilyn – Marilyn’s Treats

Angelina CollageAngelina –Peonies and Orange Blossoms

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Have fun we look forward to all you will share. All of the hostesses are now selecting their favorites to share in features on their blogs each week. Share your best work!

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