Saturday, November 18, 2017

Path of Destruction and Suburban Whimsy















Friday, November 17, 2017

Phone Photo Friday: 11. 17.17

Phew. What a week it has been! Today we are on our way home from our openings in Great Falls, MT. Eric and I both have solo shows up at the Paris Gibson Square Art Museum. We took the girls north for the week as we installed the show and then attended the opening reception.


Here is the face of an exhausted artist. Here I sat on our kitchen floor on Sunday night after doing final touches on the twenty paintings for the show.


Monday morning Eric took final photos of all of my work.


Tuesday morning we hit the road. In case you are wondering Elise does not have a prescription for glasses, she just found these at my mother’s house and has been wearing them.
 

Checking out the hotel atrium on Tuesday night.


Dancing at the hotel.


Daily drawing.


Breakfast in the hotel atrium. We brought most of our meals here and enjoyed the quiet. 


Press


Playing at the awesome children’s museum.


Dress up at the children’s museum.


Duck pond. I wen here as a girl and it is fun to take my own daughters to see these ducks.


Cordelia defied my wishes and pet a goose. I didn’t blame her, but we did wash hands a short while later.


Of course we had to stop by the Sip n Dip, which is technically a bar, where there are mermaid swimmers. Thankfully it is a pretty family friendly bar/restaurant and the girls happily watched the mermaids swim.


Cordelia and Eric.


Drawing in the hotel.


Breakfast in the atrium. We had the atrium and the pool to ourselves for much of our time there, it was nice.


Riding a Dino.


Elise loves dinosaurs and asked us to make a special stop to check this one out.


Eric at the reception last night. More on that tomorrow.


Me.


After the reception we went out for pizza. Cordelia was bushed (it was only an hour past bedtime, but she was done).

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Haircuts

Took the girls in for a trim today.



Elise opted for a wash and a trim. She charmed the socks off of her stylist! 



Beautiful! 





Cordelia has long hair and I am too attached to it. She has been  asking me to cut it again, but every time I kinda brush her off. She cut it a couple of years back and looked so darling, but I admit that I was happy when her hair grew back. I was living vicariously through her, which isn’t cool. It is her hair and I want her to feel confident in her own choices. So she made the decision to cut it again and she looks lovely as can be. Most importantly she feels good about how she looks and about her choice. And she has a braid to donate.






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Without Words


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Interview with Cordelia

Alright time for interview number two! Here is Cordelia’s interview.





What makes you happy?

My family.


What is your favorite thing to do?

I like to swim.


Who is your best friend?

Elise!


What is your favorite food?

Ramen

(We already have her on the college track).


What is your favorite dress up?

I like dressing up as a mermaid.


Can you tell me something interesting about yourself?

(Thinks) I have long hair.


Elise chimes in, “ I know something about her. That she is the sweetest sister in the earth, no make that the galaxy.” They hug. Don’t let this fool you into thinking we have total harmony, by they rally do have a special relationship.


What is your favorite book?

The Cat and the Fiddler.

(She means some 1960s version at her grandparents’ house).


What is your favorite color?

Um, rainbow. 

Why?

Because that is a combination of (lists colors).


What is your favorite thing to play?

 Shopkins.

(I don’t get it, but kids these days are into it)


What is your favorite thing in school?

History!


Why?

Well, because you get to learn about your ancestors the past. 


Elise,”Not your ancestors!”


Cordelia,” Technically we are all connected and the whole world is your family.”


Anything else you want to tell me.

Yes. My favorite dessert is candy. My favorite snack is a ketchup burrito (tortilla and ketchup). 


Monday, November 13, 2017

Interview with Elise

It has been a long time since I have interviewed the girls. Today seemed like a good day! Elise came over for a snuggle, her favorite acitivity, and was happy to answer some quick questions. 





What makes you happy?

That I have a good family. (Dimpled smile and a hug)


What is your favorite thing to do?

Eat pancakes

(Always with the pancakes)


Who is your best friend?

Ummm, my best friend is Cordelia.

(Awwww, insert the sound of my heart breaking from too much sweetness)


Other than pancakes what is your favorite food?

Snacks!

(Her nickname is snacks)


What is your favorite dress up?

Probably dressing up as Moana. What? It’s comfy!


Can you tell me something interesting about yourself?

Ummm—-that I like snuggles.

(Hard fact)


What is your favorite book?

Uh, probably, the one of the girl that gets the sickness...uh...


A Bad Case of the Stripes?


Yeah, probably that one.


What is your favorite color?

Pink 

Why?

Because it is pretty.

(Ok)


What is your favorite thing to play?

Probably with Shopkins.

(I don’t get it, but kids these days are into it)


What is your favorite thing in school?

How to be good at karate. Ha ha ha. What? I want to be good at karate.

(We don’t do karate)


Then she just needed to snuggle.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Quote: Kindness




You cannot do a kinndness to soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fort Collins

Last night Eric and I traveled to Fort Collins for a reception. Eric is part of a group show of collage artists and he had been asked to give a short talk. My parents kindly took the girls for an overnight so Eric and I could enjoy a quick getaway. 


We arrived in town with just enough time to check in at our hotel before heading to the Lincoln Center for the reception. Here is my mister giving his talk.





Here we are. 



The work.

When the reception concluded it was time to eat. We had a thirty minute wait for seating, but that matters much less when you don’t have hungry kids waiting to eat. When Eric’s insane meal finally arrived a guy next to us, inspired by the shape of Eric’s seitan, decided to tell us that he had just bought a gilded cardboard foldable nine foot meditation teepee.  We didn’t really know what to do with that info, but he continued to tell us that it had something to do with the ionization of water below ground. I suggested that perhaps the same would happen with Eric’s gravy...


I ate a big old sandwich.


Then I made a good face with out leftovers.


Next I led us to the Artery which is downtown. It features a gallery, studio space, store, bar, and music venue. We decided to check out the show entitled Femme Fatale.


Rat Doctor was the first band.


And The Bandits were the closer. We really enjoyed just hanging out and listening to music.


Here is what I look like whilst listening to live music.

And in case you are wondering what the girls did...













We returned home by early afternoon, but we all had a great 24 hours.
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