Friday, November 28, 2008

The Day After Thanksgiving!

Many people will be resting the day away, while those of us who have to work...will be getting ready to head out of the door! I really don't mind going to work today because it will be a really quiet day at the office and Josh, my son, will be staying home with "DaDa"! Which is nice, because I won't have the extra daycare stop before and after work today! Also it is important to not that today is FRIDAY! Thanksgiving day was a great day...I ate well, spent time with family, and did some yard work! I am also so grateful that God has given me such a rich life and an incredible husband and son! If you read this blog today...I encourage you to take on the challenge with me to make Today a GREAT DAY!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Being a Mommy !

My son will be 1 year old in less than a month! I am watching him grow and become smarter and smarter each day! It is amazing to see him as he learns new things. I am feeling a little sad because I feel like I don't have my baby boy any more! I read that these feelings are normal :-)! My son loves his daddy so much! When my husband walks into the room...Josh's face lights up and he says Dada Dada! I love watching the two of them. I feel so blessed and grateful that Josh has a mommy and daddy that love him deeply. I just feel more and more that he is such a precious gift from God. Being a mother is not easy...I just wanted to get a few things from the convenient store this morning and it was a whole production with the carseat and then trying to bring it all back to the car was a whole other deal. Thankfully I have met two nice ladies who helped me along the way! I am a first time mother and I was determined not to be a mother that gets easily worked up over the little things, but sometimes it is hard not to! He is my boy! My only boy! I could go on and on... He is so much fun. He has a really neat personality! He just makes me laugh! I know that my husband and I have a lot ahead of us, but with God we can make it! We hope to have more kids in the future! I can hardly wait!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Train Mural Process #1

I began this mural last Saturday night...As you may already know...I am a wife, full time working mommy and an when I paint...I have to schedule it around my life! I enjoy every project that I do!! With this project I typically worked on it after 9 or 10pm until about 2am. The owners were nice enough to give me a key to the center, which gave me the freedom to come and go as I pleased! I met all of the wonderful security guards that monitor the buildings in the area too!

With this project, I drew the design, and traced it on overhead projector paper and then projected it onto the wall and traced the image. I liked this technique because it allowed me to ensure that the size of each cart would balance with the one before and after it! I traced the image with a pale gray color. If you use a color that is too may run into some problems when it comes time to paint in the colors that you want to use...the tracing lines may show through the paint.

You are not able to see it in the final pictures...but I painted the letters a little thicker to make them stand out better. I will take pics. of those soon.

Train Mural Process #2

I took me a while to get the shading the way that I wanted it on each cart! I wanted each cart to be different but fun and fit the theme of the Learning Center. I used acrylic paints for this mural...some paints had a gloss to them which added a nice touch!

Train Mural Process #3

The final stages of the mural consisted of painting on the letter in each cart. I think my biggest fear was missing a letter from the alphabet :-)! The owner was so thrilled with the final outcome of the project! I was too!!!