Okay. I’m going to have to brag a little on my Sara Jayne. She’s 8–almost 9. She loves to create things…much in the same manner as me. You know, as a Mom, you have those moments that you just know deep down inside that you did something right after all.
So the day started off great. I got up about 8:30 (which is sleeping in by about 2 hours YAY!!)– the girls are out of school, so I stayed up till about 4am trying to finish some projects that I had coming due this week so I wouldn’t have to worry with them and could enjoy the kids. Something I haven’t had a lot of time to do the last couple of years during the holidays. Its a very busy time in the scrapbook world, you know…anyway, I digress.
I did some housework…and Sara had a friend over so I decided that I would keep Abby busy painting. Okay, okay– I was wanting to play some more too!! So Abby painted about 4 pictures to my –still not done/in progress piece…
Glitter glue is still drying on mine.
This is the "Tipton Hotel," by Abby Wilson. A little "behind the painting" info–this started off as a cupcake. 🙂
When Sara’s friend left, she was ready to get into the action. So she quickly got to work on this…
Obviously, we all have cupcakes on the brain 🙂
While we were working, the phone rang. And we got the WONDERFUL NEWS from the local center for Art, that Sara’s artwork was chosen for a local bank’s Christmas Card design!!!! And she won $100 and gets her award at an open house/gallery!!! She is SO SO SO thrilled…me too.
Then the Paparazzi (aka Abby) showed up outside the "studio" (we’ll call it that today since we have a famous artist residing here LOL!!)…
So back to that talk about "doing something right." I just felt really warm and fuzzy cause Sara said, "thank you for being an artist, Momma." Now, I don’t think of myself as an artist...strong word, I think. I’m just a doodler, a piddler. And I’m so thankful that we all can enjoy arts and crafts together…pretty soon even Cash will be in on the action, I’m sure! It feels good to foster something in your child that you see that they love and have a talent for. Its really a blessing. I’m also so thankful to be able to be home and enjoy these moments with them…God has really blessed me in that department too. We sacrifice some things, but its so worth it in the end. And I’ve been really fortunate to have had pretty steady work the past few years to have extras. I know that its all Him.
Well, I better get back to watching my glitter glue dry! hee hee! I’m not sure how I feel about this one…it lacks something, I think. I’ll post it later–
Hope you enjoy doing something crafty this week with your friends or family. -jw