Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring is here!

My best buddy Kyli called me and asked if she could drop off some taco bell for lunch. Duh. Yes you can come over. We ended up on a blanket under the blossoming trees. It was so relaxing. We let the kids run around (or roll around as the case may be) and play in the yard. It was so beautiful I had to grab my camera and take a few shots before the trees change.

Bradley was so cute and loved tumbling down the hill we were laying on. It was the first time he rolled from his back to his belly, but I know it doesn't count.

This is my fave pic because Porter was being a twerp and Kyli still has the "I love you despite your boyish ways" look on her face.
Who wouldn't be relaxed laying down and looking up at that for an hour or so?!

Totally chill.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I didn't understand the concept of going through phases till Bradley left the "infant" stage. Is it weird that while I was in the midst of it I was crazy, and didn't know how to cope or handle it, but now that it is gone I miss it?
I don't miss all of it. But I still miss his little infant face, his little infant hands. Growing up is such a good thing. I couldn't live in the infant stage forever, but I still miss it.

Luckily we have moved onto the bouncing stage. My parents gave us this bouncer for Christmas and I have been patiently waiting week by week till Bradley was old enough to use it. I'm pretty sure Brian could give tutorials in how to put together baby "junk," because this one only took an hour or so for him to do. (trust me that was way shorter than the swing!)
He can only reach with one foot at a time, but he loves it!

I think he really loves standing up and playing.
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Jackson Pollock

It is has been a life's ambition to throw paint at a canvas and call it art. I have always had a natural attraction to the shapes which take place when gravity and paint combine. Then, I took 20th Century Art in college and learned about the abstract expressionists, beginning with Jackson Pollock. I love them. I love the ideas, I love the paintings, I love the simplicity and complexity. I even love the giant color circles named, "Red Dot." The bigger the better in my mind. If I had the means I would absolutely paint a giant blue square on a huge canvas just to see what it would look like. I love to see art on a large scale, and some of expressionism includes this idea. But what I really love is the love of art. Art for art's sake my friends.

There are others in my family, namely Brian, who do not have the same utter appreciation for the abstract expressionists, including Mr. Pollock. Never the less, I finally got my wish and went "pollock" on a big 3'x3' canvas.

It was harder than I thought. I had a really beautiful composition going and then I messed it up completely and decided to start over. After a few hours of careful dripping and tipping and splattering, I had my completed piece! And of course I hung it in my bedroom for Brian to appreciate. He says he likes it, but I'm pretty sure he is just humoring me.

I love it!!!!
I'll get off my high horse now, but I fully plan on making more!
And since I have an art degree- all you art nay-sayers- I get to call it art! ha!