Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Technicolor Tuesday

Today's title is in reference to my guest artist's contribution from this weekend. It was already hanging on the refrigerator, so I forgot to share it yesterday. I found a few pdf files at Mural Maker and More that had 8.5" x 11" pictures that I found I could print out for my little artists to color as they chose. Here is a cardinal colored by Little Miss 3:

I love this picture and am impressed with both the colors and the staying in the lines.

Yesterday was a very busy day for me. I ran errands. First I loaded up the car and stopped at the recycle center. All my bins were full to overflowing. Next stop - Office Max. I took my 20% off bag and purchased some card stock and printer ink and a few other odds and ends. I love an office supply store! Then it was on to Sam's Club for bulk purchases; then Meijer's for among other things salad fixings. I thought my last stop would be the farm store to exchange a flannel shirt that was a Christmas gift - the sleeves were too short.

I called the daughter to let her know that I would be stopping at her house to drop off some clementines for the girls only to find that she was running around trying to get her water pump fixed. I'd left my phone off so she had to leave work to take care of it. I'd told her to have the plumber call me - rats!!!

I did pick up a gallon of water the guy needed (I'm thinking maybe to prime the pump???) and dropped off the water and clementines before heading home where I unloaded the car, put away groceries and caught up with email and a friend on the phone.

The hubster was "working" at the Maple Street Mall and was due home around 6:30 so I wanted to have dinner ready for him. I'd bought some hot Italian sausage and some generic pasta sauce earlier in the day and made some spaghetti. I also picked up some strawberries and an angel food cake. Yum! Yum!

I felt guilty for not keeping the date with the treadmill, so after dinner and tutoring a neighbor in Algebra, I got on the treadmill and did an hour. It felt so good.

After that I sketched (with the help of the light box) a picture of Little Miss 3, another of my things that are "highly prized".

Even with the help of the light box I have a hard time making her look like a little girl. She looks more like 8 than 3.

I still haven't gotten to the bathrooms, the vacuuming, the dusting.....

I have a Mom and Algebra student coming today after school so I can't put off the house cleaning any longer. I will make time for art, though. I may even attempt a bit of watercolor.

That's all I have for now. I hope to see you tomorrow.



  1. Little Miss 3 has artistic talent, love the color combo she has used. I find children much harder to draw than adults. It is something that I'd really like to do better, one day. Have a great day xx

  2. Yes, tell Little Miss 3 that her bird drawing is beautiful! Drawing children sounds so difficult to me, I really can't offer any advice. And oh boy do your days sound busy!

  3. Little Miss 3 did a fantastic job with this - I think it should be put in a scrapbook, if not framed! Can't wait to see you, busy lady. hugs, nancy

  4. I'm so thrilled with what Little Miss 3 did! I'm so glad you downloaded the cardinal for her. I've got loads of flowers coming for spring, as well as other goodies. I hope you'll check back.

    Good luck with the children. I'm not great at sketching kids, but I love trying!

  5. Nice post Vicki! Great jobs with the colors and Lil Miss 3 ^^

  6. That bird is terrific, I could totally see it being on the front of a card or something like that.