Monday, November 13, 2006

A very random post

I had a very busy weekend. Here in New Jersey, November 9 and 10 was the Teacher's Convention weekend and the children were all off school. It was also my oldest son's debut with the New Jersey Honors Jazz Choir at Trump Casino. Have you ever been to the casinos at Atlantic City? For me it was like being stuck in a Hunter Thompson script. I'll say no more.

Here are some random pictures of what I've been up to.

I made my first ATC! What's an ATC. Over on swap-bot I learned about these precious little art trading cards (ATC) that crafters and artist make to swap. They are only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in size and can be anything - mixed media (like mine above), paintings, collages, etc. You can read more about them here.

Also on swap-bot, I did a book list exchange project. The object was to recommend 10 of your favorite books and write a brief description. For me, reading a good book is only part of the fun, there is also something tangible about the experience and I tried to capture that with presenting my list as an art project

Yeah, I know the pictures kinda suck. I should take a photo course to find out how to eliminate glare with digital cameras.

I hit the jackpot at one of my son's basketball games. In the next hall was an old fashion flea market! There was so much stuff! I love miniatures. I bought the thimbles and some of the shoes. I may have paid 50 cents each.

No, I did not buy any these -

I just thought it was a fun photo.

Oh yeah, a couple of weekends ago, I went to the Natural History Museum in New York City. My son wanted to see the lizard exhibit. I bought my Karabella silk scarf to finish and here she is stretched out with a bronze snake.

The same son who sings is also in a theatre program with his High School. They do some very amazing productions. This was a recent. Not only has my son learned all about acting with this program, he has learned about lighting, wardrobe, set design - he can now use a power drill!

Lastly, I made some rolls to go with a spaghetti dinner. Have you ever tried making your own yeast rolls? Come on, it's worth a try even just once.


Lisa L said...

MMMM! Karabella silk and rolls!

Sarah said...

I'm sorry the New Players have eaten your son. You'll see him again when he graduates, I'm sure.
And please, give my mother that recipe. Those rolls look GOOD!

flwrhead said...

Oooh! Those remind of these garlic rolls we had at a pizza place in Asheville. They were just dough with olive oil, Italian seasonings and parmesan cheese, but they were incredible! Maybe I'll get day! Thanks for visiting my blog - love your scarf! Isn't Karabella great?