Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Costumes

We spent a bit of time yesterday working on finishing touches for costumes.(counting it as art of course.) I had purchased a renaissance costume for $1 at a garage sale during the summer. It just needed jewelry and a hat. We looked up what a hat should look like (not sure why they had those weird fabric strips on the sides in renaissance days but...) The teen made the hat using the sewing machine, probably the only purple fabric I own and some gold ribbon. I think it's cute! I worked on a necklace, and the little one made a ring to match.

The teen's costume is harder to explain. lol She was deciding between going as a green M&M or going as something she calls a 'Raver'. The dictionary defines it as 'a participant in a rave dancing party.' I remember DH attending a Rave party down in Hollywood when I was 7 months pregnant with the teen. He went with a military buddy and I think I stayed up all night worrying about them being down in Hollywood. Wondering what trouble they might get into! lol So it must be her father's fault that she is now a 'raver'.

P.S. I don't know what is up with the teen's pose. She's a dork. lol I'll take more pics tonight when its spooky and dark out and the teen has her glowsticks on.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tableau Thursday

Tableau: A still image, a frozen moment or "a photograph."

This week's pics are all about Halloween. We decorated/carved our pumpkins and Clemie the pup has a costume for her first Halloween! She's a punkin! Yes, we spoil our animals.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Goodness!

I'm a pushover. Both my kids (ages 16 & 9) stood in the middle of Michaels and whined in 2 year old voices when they saw this:

And I caved. After I told them I don't listen to baby whining of course. They asked nicely, it was on sale $3 off, so I gave in. It's the season, what can I say? We've already called the parts we get to eat when Halloween is over. I was smart. I went with the roof and all that frosting. Yay me.

The kids enjoyed creating together although the teen has a thing about it being a 'certain' way. I told them to play nice or I would take over and make it myself. I will say I was a bit disappointed in the kit and how much it skimped. There were only 5 gumdrops. 5! What kind of nonsense is that? None for me to eat while they create! That's probably why it was on sale, there was a gumdrop shortage. lol

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tableau Thursday

Tableau: A still image, a frozen moment or "a photograph."

1. Dog receiving a bath, whether she wants it or not.
2. Teen is building a house of cardboard so little dd wanted to make one too.
3. DD working on her time table wrap-ups.
4. Interloper found under my art table shoved into the box. (notice how its bulging? She's fat!)
5. The teen working diligently on her English, wearing the same shirt she seems to have on everytime I take her picture.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homeschool Art Projects

Awhile back we had an Art Friday where we made jewelry. The kids had the best time using game pieces, the Dremel tool, E-6000 glue, jewels and so much more. I had a bit of fun too! (You'll notice 'some' of us didn't get out of our pajamas at all that day. I live homeschooling! lol)

The circles you see are soon-to-be rings I made for a get together with my family. We had a 'Ladies Poker Night' with mom, teen, me and my 2 sister in laws, although we played Spades instead! lol The rings weren't ready in time (we played Oct. 4th) so I plan to have them ready by the next round of Spades.

We've had homeschool co-op for the last 5 Fridays. The last class is this Friday so I'm hoping to resume 'Art Fridays' next week. Wonder what we should work on next?
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