Thursday, August 28, 2008

Beautiful Day

Today was an exceptionally beautiful day for no reason in particular. Everything just seemed so stunning, as though I was hyper aware of my surroundings. I wish more days could feel this beautiful.

Also, breakfast for supper is the best!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This favorite children's book

I've decided to give the 'this is...' meme a shot. I always enjoy reading others entries, so here I go! For this week we were asked by pottymouthmama to share our favorite children's book. I have many childhood favorites, everything from Beatrix Potter to the Berenstain Bears. But one that I always really got a kick out of is 'Manners Can Be Fun' by Munro Leaf. The illustrations are kind of horrible in a really great way, and I feel as though I appreciate them in my adult life far more than I ever did in my childhood. I must have read through this book thousands of times with my brothers as a kid, and I'm not really sure if it ever taught us any better about manners, but we did end up calling each other out whenever we behaved like any of the not so nice kids in the book: The pigs, the whineys, the noiseys, the me first, the bragger, the show-off, the won't wash. Whew, and that is just to name a few.

Here are a few photographs from our version. This book got so much use that the spine has almost completely withered away and is being held together by tape! The copy of the book that we own was stolen from our elementary school library by my older brother. Talk about bad manners!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Amusement Park Polaroids

A very few of the polaroids I have taken. Unfortunately it was a fairly grey day. Polaroids are tricky, I need practice!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sail

Or, a fantastical topographical view of where I'd like to sail to!

Friday, August 08, 2008

One Door Closes...

Who would have thought that so much time could be taken up by helping yourself and others move homes? Thankfully the moving season seems to be coming to a close. Phew! Now, finally, back to art!