Do you know that feeling of finding something that you MUST but shouldn't buy and you think it might be expensive and you really don't need it but you NEED it and it makes your neck tingly and your throat tight? Well. I have that right now:
They are the same glasses the cute gal over at Rockstar Diaries wears. I have absolutely no qualms about copying someone that adorable (and hopefully she would have none about being copied!)
I have always been a lover of art. I have a giant file on my computer where I store images I find and while recently looking at a few, I noticed some similarities. I love these works of art for their colors and their depth.
And it really reminds me of the art by Jen Stark (pretty sure I found out about her from Lee Steffen. Thanks Lee!). You MUST look through the images on her site. Her work is nothing short of amazing. Its mostly just paper or foam, a knife, and a LOT of patience and skill.
And a similar effect achieved with paint and gravity, by Horton Rower.
Oh how I love my Zachy. Jared and I often marvel at him and wonder how it is possible that he is our offspring. He is the sweetest boy but sometimes gets pretty intense, to put it as diplomatically as possible. I love how his love is big, how his anger is big, how he plays so hard that his hair drips with sweat, and how in the right moment, you can catch him simply in the deepest throws of living without one ounce of care for what anyone else thinks. He rocks out to music ten times harder than anyone else I know. He even has a life plan. Here it is (in as close to his own words as I can recall):
When I am 8 I will be baptized.
When I am 12 I will get the priesthood.
When I am 16 I will date and drive a car.
When I am 19 I will go on a mission.
When I am 21 I will be a rock star.
I have no doubt, my Zachy-boy. The first video was taken the other day after I apparently enraged him for saying he could not watch a movie. He started kicking and getting really mad so I decided to give him some options for how to deal with his anger. He could 1. Go jump on the trampoline, 2. Go scream in a pillow, or 3. Do an angry dance. He was intrigued by the angry dance idea. So I got on YouTube and showed him Kevin Bacon's angry dance from Footloose. He loved it. He picked a song from my iTunes and here is the result:
This second video is Zach practicing his rock star antics, flanked by his cousin, who has some serious dance moves.
Its hot out here in Tennessee!! I gave up trying to go anywhere today... we did not leave the house at all until the heat abated. I am thinking about how I can recreate this fun "kids bike wash" at home. It would have to be portable so as to water my lawn at the same time...
OK, bed time for me folks. Send some anti-zitsonmyface vibes for my photoshoot tomorrow. And send the husband some good golfing karma for the morning too. Its the first and most likely last time he will play this year. ;)
EW huh!! These giant bugs are EVERYWHERE right now. I took the kids to the pool today and one hitched a ride on my pinky toe for a while before I realized he was there. Yes I screamed and did a little shaky leg dance at the public pool.
Did you know these pests only show up once every 13 years? Then they just peace out till they are good and ready to show up again. That my friends, is a lot like me. I don't know why cicadas are like that and I can only speculate why I am.