Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An Inchie "Nest"

This week's Every Inchie Monday prompt was "nest," although I seem to be missing Monday lately....:-)

I had wanted something 'unique' for my interpretation of nest but the muse wouldn't have it, so 'we' went with a traditional, sort of, nest. The three little blue eggs represent my three kids, and the white specks are bits of crushed egg shell. :-)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Three Blue Chairs + 1

So this isn’t really an art related post today, but thanks to my daughter’s eye and imagination, and my tendency to snowball any given situation, was too fun not to share. It’s the impromptu and unlikely story of three blue chairs and one purple chair.
Once upon a time there were three chairs. The three chairs had many common characteristics and similar interests. They all had the same rounded backs, and were very very blue. They also shared a love of the outdoors, mostly hanging out in the backyard. They were very supportive when someone needed them, and often times helped with chores around the yard when items needed to be hung and dried.

Then one day, a purple chair took a seat next to two of the blue chairs. The two blue chairs were happy to have a new friend in their seating arrangement and took it in with open arm rests. However, the third blue chair was not amused and refused to join in, keeping its distance from the seemingly oblivious trio. The third blue chair did not trust this new “friend” with the square back and curious shade of purple. It only knew that its two blue buddies had taken in this…this…purple stranger.

So the three chairs – the two blue and one purple – sat side-by-side in the cool of the large shade tree. And the stubborn third blue chair sat alone in the hot-hot sun where it grew very-very lonely.

And the Moral of the Story is…no one wants to sit in the hot seat so you better play nice.

(And this is what happens when we move the chairs to the middle of the yard so we can spray paint them :-)

"Ava Bunny"

My little bathroom on the main floor has sort of turned into a "Bunny Room," where my collection of bunnies reside. (There are a fair know how those little rascals can multiply! LOL!)

Anyway, on the window is a quilted hanging I had made for a curtain quite some years ago; with a mama bunny, papa bunny, two brother bunnies, and one little sister bunny. How fortunate it is that they match my family! LOL! So a couple of visits ago, Ava noticed the bunnies on the quilt and wanted to know their names.

So I pointed out (revising for her sake) Grampa Bunny, Grammie Bunny, Uncle Ryan Bunny, Auntie Lindsey Bunny, and Daddy Bunny. She thinks about it a minute, and then asks:

"Where's me???"


So Grammie Bunny got busy and by the time Ava came for Ava Week, Ava Bunny joined the ranks of the Bunny Family! I haven't "quilted" her yet, but she's painted on!

And my Little Miss Ava Bunny was pleased....:-)

Monday, July 18, 2011

We "heart" Books Inchies!

My 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter (though she's nearly 4, but I'll call her 3 1/2 till the day of her birthday! LOL!) was visiting and watching me while I dusted the top of my piano where I display my Inchies. She asked what they were, so I told her, expecting her to have a "What, Grammie???" look on her face, so I was a little bit (but not totally) surprised when all she said was, "I want one!" 

So a brainstorm hit and I quickly grabbed a few things we would need to make an Inchie for her (and myself, in the process), and together we created these two Inchies for Monday's prompt, "Books."

"All by herself" she punched out paper hearts, and one flower, out of some old book pages that I'd colored a while back to use for quickie projects, such as this.

Then I dabbed a dot of glue on an old phone book page (they make great disposable workspaces) and she used a little paint brush to "paint" the glue onto the backs of the heart, and one flower. 

Then she glued them on two Inchies - one for her, and one for me. The idea being, "We <3 Books!"

And then she went off to play.... 

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Love" them Inchies! :-)

My two "love"ly girls - my daughter and granddaughter.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Sweeeet Inchie :-)

A few days late again this week *sigh* and no doubt I'll be late the next couple of weeks, too. Oh well, better late than never, right??? :-)

Anyway, this week's Inchie is/was "sweet." And since we had this deliciously sweet, and very patriotic, cake on the 4th with the Neighbors, decided to make my piece of red, white, and blue sweetness my Inchie of the Week!