Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On Facebook I play this ridiculous game called Bejeweled Blitz. I am really terrible at it and play against some friends that are just whiz kids. They outpoint me by about 250,000 points in one minute. I am terrible but I keep playing! So this morning I was thinking that if I hesitate for only a second, I lose. That brought to mind this funny quotation that I have had laying around my quote notebook for years. So I did a quick sketch with my watercolors and calligraphy and hope you enjoy it and it makes you smile!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Hubby and I are here in San Francisco because our daughter went to Europe and we are taking care of her 10 year old twin boys (plus two cats and two rabbits!) Very fun. Takes me back to being a mom when mine were this age. They are smart and amusing. One of them told me the other day that he "hardly EVER gets full except on occasions like Thanksgiving." Hollow legs both of them! So saying hello out there to all of you and today you just get words but no pictures, sorry, no scanner here.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I know all you artists will relate to this problem that I had with this artwork. I got this idea in my head about the RAINBOW letters being all rainbow colored and that I could make that happen. Not. So ended up putting the letters over the rainbow instead. Not sure if it works or not.
As for the saying, I love it. When I was a young mom I had to do a lot of canning, cleaning, cooking. I don't think I took the children to see enough rainbows. To have a peek into my soul of my past life, here is a poem I wrote at the time my children were small. Did not have this direction in mind when I started this blog. Sometimes, they take on a life of their own. Sending love and blessings . . .
"I'm Canning as Fast as I Can"
How I hate canning!
I've been in this kitchen since early June.
The days count by in jars -- not weeks --
strawberries, cherries, apricots,
green beans, peas, corn,
grape juice, peaches, pears.
And now it is September and I'm still here . . .
Just one more jar of applesauce to fill,
so I can reach my 400 jar quota for the year.
I'm so tired,
surrounded by steaming kettles,
and mounds of fresh vegetables from the garden
until I want to scream!
My children are fretful
I want to play with them,
to take them to the park
or to the swimming pool.
They'll grow up so fast!
And will they remember that I couldn't
ever play with them?
I'm feeding their growing bodies
but starving their little souls.
Inside this jar
and tears. "
© 1989 Janet Jonathan