I am expecting my Mom some time today. She was originally expected to arrive around noon. I am not sure if this latest snowfall will have an impact on that or not. I still have not dusted the living room and the shelves in the dining area. Hey, I still have this morning. It is also a treadmill day, so I'd better get my hour in a little earlier than usual so that I can get in the shower and be presentable by the time Mom is delivered.
When the storm was in its infancy, Nancy and I went into Jackson and spent a bit of time at Encore!, a second hand store. I found a few bits of hardware (you know, steampunky stuff), a really cute bell with birds on it for Mom (in case she needs me and I am at the other end of the house) and some lovely alphabet cookie cutters that I think will work quite nicely as stamps. We then enjoyed a lunch at Panera's - the black bean soup was delish! and got home before it got too bad. I was home by 1:30 and the roads were already quite tricky.
I do have a couple of small sketches to show you. I've tried another mandala using the ideas from the video I posted in an earlier post. I like this one, but again near the center it is a bit jumbled. I need more practice.
And, I have been seeing so many people whose blogs I read daily making girl faces again that I had to try one myself. Most of the ones I've seen are painted, mine is just sketched, but I like her.
I guess I'd better qualify her as a "quick" sketch - poor child has no eyebrows!
I am thinking I may try to do a quick sketch of my Mom while she is here. That is if she doesn't mind too much. I am more likely to try to sketch cribbage boards, cards, dice....
I am planning to make a batch of banana oatmeal muffins this morning and have some homemade bean with ham soup thawing in the refrigerator. I guess that takes care of afternoon tea (muffins) and dinner except maybe I'll make a batch of corn bread muffins to go with the soup.
One of my goals for 2010 is to only blog on weekdays. I found that sometimes in 2009 trying to blog every day was a bit much. That doesn't mean I will not be creative every day, it just means I won't be sharing it on the weekends.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!