Thursday, October 28, 2010

Is creativity a genetic thing?

I ask because my son is so into "arts and crafts" as he calls his projects. Even his first grade teacher has to bribe him to practice writing by telling him he can illustrate his work too. It's too cool for words to know that he loves to do the same things I do... God blesses us with amazing kids like him to teach us about ourselves I guess.
We are planning his birthday party in two days. He'll be seven, and he wanted to have a costume party with all the trimmings, though his birthday actually falls next week in November. He brought home from school a photocopied picture of a skeleton that can be cut out and reassembled, so I copied it onto cardstock and he was busily cutting it out so it could be built with brads to move at the joints. It was so funny, the picture did not have separate bones at the knee joint, so he carefully trimmed it under the patella (sorry, my physiology class is showing) so he could make the knees "bend" properly. I love my little man, he makes every occasion a special one and he loves to make his crafts his way. He kept coming up with more ideas to use for his party, and we ran out of time to make them all. I say now that I can't wait for his tenth birthday, when he'll prepare for weeks and months in advance for party decorations and games. But, seeing my baby boy grow into such a cool kid makes me selfishly want to keep him six years old for a little while longer.
Excuse me, but I have some skeletons to make....sniff.
Count your blessings and kiss your babies,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alas, no photos, *sigh*

Well, my lovelies, we have no pictures yet. I have nearly completed two swaps and I'm well on my way through planning the third. I ordered a card reader for my wonderful though AGED camera and I'm not so patiently waiting to receive it via post. I have made some pictures of my final stages of the inspiration box, spoiler soon to come I hope...and my bella bag is two steps from completion. The flowers and a bit o' broidery need sewing on, and the last piece needs securing with the trusty sewing machine. My darling Bella Big Sis Kana, I can't wait for you to see it. If any of my bella sisters have an idea for a cute lil' bit of birthday heaven I could include for Miss tell! How cool to celebrate being a year wiser at the quintessential art event.

I also hear from Queen Trip Planner Tabby that I have two new roommates at Silver Bella! Yay, Denise and Anna I am so glad you will be joining the newbie digs :) Better hide those swaps girls, because I am a light sleeper, *laughin' uproariously*
If the strain doesn't get to me, as soon as the camera card reader arrives be ready for some eye candy, girls. But that's just me tooting my own horn.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Inaugural Post

Hello, darlings. Welcome to my first post to One Lady Arts as a new blogger. Please forgive my foibles and strangely placed items on the page, I am learning as I go!
The very first thing I must tell you is I am not supposed to be blogging right now. Shameful, I know, but forbidden fruit is SO sweet. I should be working on my swaps for Silver Bella, but I must have a place to post photos of them for my new friends on the SB network. So here it is, the forum for all things creative and new and old and beautiful!
In the next few posts I make, you will see pictures of my bella bag, my inspiration box, my charm bracelet, my embroidered three inchey, and my twelve days of Christmas ornament sporting two turtledoves. Yes, that's five swaps I need to get done. Alas, they are not completed to show you right now, but won't the suspense be delicious? These objects of art must be done before November 10th, so my inaugural post will be brief so I can get to work. I will be sure to post spoiler alerts for those will be receiving my lovely swaps. Now, to convince the darling husband to purchase another card reader so I can post photos more quickly and we will be underway. Hmmmmm, feminine wiles don't fail me now!
Happy day to you,