I mentioned in a earlier post that the Woog is going on her first mission trip to Alaska. I am so proud of her bravery and heart to go. She’s been raising money for the trip which is $1250 (big shout out to all her friends & family who’ve donated), she only has $250 more to go! So, to help her out I’ve made some original Junk A Doodles art to help her reach her goal. She helped pick out all the found objects and I put them together.
Five are on sale now and five more will be added this week. All 10 are for sale now until Tuesday the 31st and then they are gone forever! They are only $20 (not bad for an original piece of art!) and shipping is only $0.20 to cover Etsy’s listing fee and I’m donating the rest of the shipping costs.
Go check out the shop for a look at them all. Here’s my favorite, little ERNIE:
If art isn’t your thing and you want to give a $1 or $2 to the Woog, she’d really appreciate it. You can donate any amount here:
Well, I think Art Camp is going downhill. We only got the canvas collaged for our Junk A Doodles project so here’s our in-progress shot:
The Woog moved onto dancing and singing in her room and Ocee moved on to fussiness so we’ll try some more again tomorrow!
Today’s Day 2 of Art Camp and I think we are moving to half day camps. Although I would love to go all day making art and experimenting with new mediums, the Woog seems to lose interest after lunch and Ocee seems to be a bit fussy in the early afternoon. So, we’ll just focus on about 4 hours a day of art. Ocee didn’t make anything this morning due to napping plus today’s mediums were not a good fit for him. I might try something after his afternoon nap.
Today we finished up our boot paintings from yesterday:
And we did some scratch board art:
The Woog is giving this piece to a friend who will be coming over on Saturday to “make a music video.” Not sure what that involves.
While doing this piece I heard this about 50 times “Momma, that lady is really freaking me out.”
Tomorrow we’re devoting the day to Junk A Doodles!
With only a week and a half left of summer vacation, this week was declared “Art Camp” in the studio and today was Day 1. We started off the morning with the Woog visiting my oil painting class. I painted while she sketched and looked at the techniques of the other women in the class. I even let her paint a little on my painting. We then came back to the studio and watched (pretty much in fast forward) a video of the biography of Pablo Picasso. We then started with the art!
First was oil painting of the Woog’s red cowboy boot (still in progress):
We had to “erase” her’s a couple of times until she got the hang of it. Ocee slept during this part of camp. probably better that way. I don’t think a 6 month old oil painting would have been a good idea.
Then when we couldn’t do anymore to our pieces until they dried some, sowe moved onto oil pastels:
Ocee join in after his nap. He took to the oil pastels fairly well by stabbing the paper with them
Tomorrow we have another full day of it so stay tuned!
We didn’t have time for a Woogie Wednesday yesterday, so I worked up an invitation to invite the Woog to a “Spa-rt” (spa+art – I love making up new words) party tonight. Check out the WW blog tomorrow for everything that went down. It’s gonna be CRAZY!
I’m posting this a little late due to a busy garden planting weekend and then deadlines, but I thought I’d share our Royal Wedding experience. The Woog was very excited about a real Prince and Princess getting married and I was excited that this was going to be the first historical event she would remember for the rest of her life. With all the tragedies in the world, I’m so glad her first is a happy occasion. The Wedding promptly started at 4:45 on Friday with Giuliana Rancic as our host (love her!) for the evening. She supplied us with fantastic seats and allowed us to have pretty much full access to the entire Abbey, so if we got blocked by a big hat, we’d just move our seats up right next to Will & Kate (who didn’t seem to mind).
We dawned our tiaras and O’Hare worn his sash:
O’Hare quickly feel asleep after the picture so I’m glad I avoided any possible stink eye from the Queen for having a crying baby at a wedding.
We had tea and crumpets (which were milk and chocolate chip cookies) and I made up a little activity booklet to work on (mainly to keep her interest in during the long ceremony).
We did a Royal Wedding Scavenger Hunt:
We found everything except my cousin Drew who is studying in London this semester. We feel sure he was at the receptions though, knowing him
We also drew the Royal couple:
Drew our favorite hats of the day and also counted how many hats we saw. I found 101 and the Woog found 207.
She had a blast (and so did I)!
A quick lunch box note for the Woog this morning. Have a good Easter everyone!
Happy Birthday to my hilariously goofy, crazy, sweet, loving, gentle, smiley 7 year old! This picture pretty much sums up her goofy personality! Man I love her!!