TIME for Valentines, Spring Fever, and remembering

February 11, 2009 at 11:42 am | Posted in domestic diva, follow your heart, home sweet home, IF, illustration friday, princesstomato, time, valentines boxes | 5 Comments

It has been 365 days of living my life without my sweet dad to call, talk to, or hug. I miss him tons. He was such a great dad and friend. He would want us to live life to the fullest, even today. I am going to finish up a portrait, then get some Valentine cookies and a nice dinner going for when the kiddos get home we can have a special family night. xoxox

My third-grader finally gave up making a robot for what would be the third year in a row for his Valentine’s box. This year he opted for a gumball machine. He went to town and really did this all by himself! I love it. And I also love gumball machines. I have one in my studio, and when anyone gets a RED gumball, they have to give me (or someone)a hug! 🙂
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One reason I did not become an architect or interior designer is because I suck at spatial relations. My fourth grade daughter- who- always- has- to- be- different- and- masterpieceful wanted to make a dog in a shoe for hers. We tried to recruit my engineer husband, but he was wimping out on us. So, we dug in and figured this out by looking at her actual tennis shoe for reference:
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It is 23″ long:
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Here are a couple pics of some of last week’s work:
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Oh, and a little catching up on the daily quotes/headings from SIMPLE ABUNDANCE:
Feb 8: You Are an Artist.
Feb 9: A Fresh Canvas Every 24 Hours.
Feb 10: Creating an Authentic Lifestyle for Yourself and Those You Love
Feb 11: Divine Discontent: Learning to Live by Your Own Lights—for this one, it says Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness…Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as thought a voice were saying You are accepted.” Paul Johannes Tillich
So, I suppose all these thoughts do tie together, as they always seem to do. This week’s illustration friday is TIME.

PS:Oh, I should mention that I am glad I am not DOING TIME for what I did on Saturday. To read more, check out my facebook status as of Feb 11 7pmish: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&id=628998395#/profile.php?id=628998395&v=feed&viewas=628998395It really is hilarious!

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  1. Wow! your kids are very creative, guess they take after you 🙂 Your little jeans are the cutest ever!!! i’m sorry your heart hurts 😦

  2. Thanks Val! 🙂 I am very grateful for many things.

  3. Fun! I didn’t think kids did Valentine’s boxes anymore. My boy’s didn’t, as they didn’t want kids to be competitive then. HA! I always thought they were so much fun to make, I’m glad to see they are doing them again.

  4. Wow! I’m so glad I found this – what a lovely, heart-warming and inspiring post! Your kids’ work is fantastic!
    Best Wishes,
    Liz

  5. now this is a solid illustration lovely piece


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