Sunday, July 24, 2011

sunday sketches and one wore out Grams!!!

Well, 9 weeks of babysitting step-daughters Newfinland (huge harry) dog...2 weekends in there with multiple grandkids for the weekend (as parents had outings)...3 days of sons lab (hyper harry large) dog, a couple open houses, a wedding and my 8 yr old granddaughter here for her solo birthday visit with grams...and I am toast.  Our house is choas and I don't know where to start to put it all back together.  Carpets and furniture get cleaned Tuesday...that will make me feel better.  In the midst of all this still recovering from the Scrapfest and my solo Fl-art (flash art mob - yes, of one).  So, Cloee (granddaughter) and I did a non-stop shop, eat, art weekend.  She helped me tie up my Faerie Shoe swap project...can't show because it is not in the mail yet...still drying.  Cloee did a project of her own (with alittle help from ideas on Kristin Dudish's blog) and I did my Sunday Sketch... aren't you tired too, just from reading this??? lol  Anyways, life is short so better to be exhausted and with the ones you love than sitting on the sofa moaning about the heat!
Cloee absolutely loved going through some of the Paint Party Friday's with me ... she couldn't believe all the GREAT artwork and was amazed that grams "knows" all these artists...thanks everyone for making me look so worldly!!!!  She is excited to have her work posted on Sunday Sketches...thanks Sophia for hosting!

I will, as usual, be late getting to view everyone's work but will be hopping around later today and into the week.  Off  now to have breakfast with Great Grandpa so Cloee can spend sometime and then drop her off with her mom at church...another full speed ahead day!!!!
meeting of the minds!!!!
A journal page: coated the page with white acrylic then did sketch and used watercolor paint/pencils...sharpie markers.

cheers, dana
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Kristin Dudish said...

Whew - I am tired just reading this post! ha! It sounds like so much fun!!! Yay!

I love all of the arting you and Cloee did together - what a wonderful way to spend your time together :)
(I'm so glad you're able to get some use out of the papers too! Hooray!)

Hope you are able to enjoy your quiet (I have a sneaking suspicion you're going to miss all of the chaos... It sounds like it was way too much fun not too!)


Marlene said...

Good Morning, looks like your granddaughter is going to take after Grandma. Her work is fabulous as is yours.
ps: Can't find Sunday Sketches post either, Sophia must be late posting.

craftattack said...

I am exhausted after reading it, poor you! Have a good rest now, if possible! Valerie

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Just dropped Cloee with her mom - back home. Going out on the deck to have a cup of coffee (yes, even in this heat) before I leap (tongue and cheek) into action!
Thanks for stopping in!

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! You were definitely kept busy! But what fun! Happy Sunday time for a rest! :) POP ART MINIS

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Life is good! and busy ~ does interfer with our because we need 'a wife' LOL ~ or at least a maid!

Love your art style and that you are sharing with grand kids your expertise and having fun!

New to Sketch Sunday ~ do hope you will come visit my blog Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanks.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay...Love it..So gorgeous...what a beautiful lovely!...and such a gorgeous blog your have too! Nice to meet you!

Gallery Juana said...

wow ... grandkids and a newfoundland dog! fun times. I bet your cup of coffee is that much more rewarding now.

Happy Sunday sketches.

laurie said...

what a wonderful time you have creating with your grand kids.. beautiful work as well, thankyou for visiting.

mariasangel said...

I had to go take a nap after reading your blog! LOL! I live pretty non-stop too--need to slow down :p love your sketch! I'd say the spirit of the tree still lives there to draw the attention of the flowers and butterflies :)

Debbie said...

what a great time you've been having and I agree. better to be tired and with the ones you love! Your butterflies are cute and so is the art your granddaughter made. cheers!

Sophia said...

Awwww.....WELCOME Cloee!! :) Love your little piece of artwork. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. Hugs!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Oh, its newfoundland...anyways he is a big harry loveable dumb moose! I mean dog.
cheers, dana

Joanne Osband said...

WOW! Energizer bunny would be impressed! Like your comment about being I can totally relate having spent four days solo with my 16 month old grandson.

Your sketch has perfect amount of detail and color. The title is great.

Ann said...

sounds like you had fun though!
my 3 grandkids live with us...we don't get to do the grandparent fun stuff's a lot of parenting!! the plus side is they are always around...which,on somedays,is a negative!!!
thanks for sharing all your fun.
rest and enjoy the fun memories!!

Jehanne's doodles said...

How exhausting it sounds!! And you baby sit dogs too! Do you want to be my grams too :) I only got a large one and a small one (dogs that is) and a small flock of sheep :)
Please tell Chloe her flower is fantastic. Also I love the watercolour of the butterflies.

aquariann said...

Sounds like a lovely whirlwind weekend with your granddaughter! Both of your pieces are quite pretty.

Heather said...

Yes, totally exhausting but what fun! you deserve some much needed rest. nice to meet you cloee and you have some great work here!!!! what a fun post. thanks for sharing.

Sabina said...

This sounds like it was an amazing day! Full of important things, like loved ones and art.


Missy said...

I bet it's good tired after spending all that lovely time together. Great art!

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