Thursday, October 26, 2006

my husband is hot

I don't have much to say, but I worked on a new title picture for you. This is a self portrait of Tim on top of Mt Rose last weekend. I added the sun flare, hope you like it.

Monday, October 16, 2006

grant's portland weekend


This is Grant,
the baby that was excited to go to Portland

he rode to the beach and posed on the beach,
he was excited to go to Portland,

he met mom's old friends,
he rode to the beach, he posed on the beach,
he was excited to go to Portland,

he went to a brewery,
he met mom's old friends,
he rode to the beach and posed on the beach,
he was excited to go to Portland,

he played with his cousin Gabe,
he went to a brewery,
he met mom's old friends,
he went to the beach and posed on the beach,
he was excited to go to Portland.

story disclaimer:
if you live in Portland and I didn't see you, I apologize, the trip was short
if you feel this post revolves too much around Grant it's because we've noticed that stories of this type recieve a better turnout in the comment area.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

...and more painting

Friday night we decided to try our hand at painting once again. We had some ideas but, as usual, things turned out much different from what we planned....

We wanted to try to paint one large canvas together, but the store didn't have what we wanted, so we got four smaller ones, thinking we could each paint two and hang them all together as one. We threw down some plastic and sheets on the parents' lawn, mixed up some colors, and started slinging paint. No brushes this time - just cups and spoons. Grant sat inside in the swing while his grandparents told him we were crazy.

Of course it would be safe to paint outside on the lawn in Reno - there's never even a chance of rain. But before long it started to pour. We quickly relocated to the covered porch, spreading new plastic and turning on the floodlights, and continued throwing paint. But the wind was blowing so hard that it threw rain on Abby's canvases and started running the colors. So then it was on to the garage.

By this time my paintings were done. Abby's were beyond repair - no amount of dabbing with a paper towel could salvage them now, so she decided to add more water until it all ran together. I was curious what would happen if we scraped the excess paint off before it dried, so we could reuse the canvas later. Abby agreed to let me try it on one. After the first swipe with the scraper, she realized we were on to something. I scraped the rest, we added in some paint to cover the remaining openings and smeared that, then she threw a few final blotches on for the finish.

If everything goes right, these will be the first step in Abby's latest plan to save the world (more about that later). But that would mean giving them up and I'm starting to get attached...


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tim doesn't know

After hunting Tahoe all day for a shot of the lake and some kind of colored leaf this is all I could find. Tim hates the dead tree but I don't think he knows what kind of photography the general public likes. He's a bit on the snooty side... and by a bit I mean a lot. Hey, I'm not knocking it I'm just trying to get to the truth. Does this photo suck?



And what about the tree quartet?
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Monday, October 02, 2006

back to some art






Thanks for always letting me use your camera Dad!