Thursday, July 14, 2011

Artistic Expression




I started and deleted this post a 100 times this morning....I am in no way an accomplished writer....heck I put an ellipsis after just about every sentence, and I know my 11th grade English teacher would be cringing in her pea green, squeaky desk chair right now if she knew. I'm even a less accomplished writer when I'm stressed, sleep deprived....or I've eaten an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's.....which I think this post can be the result of all three.....

So if, you decide to continue reading, please be forewarned, I'm in no way responsible for the lack of coherence, and over use of ellipses, sentence fragments and incomplete thoughts....remember it's coming from the brain of a woman who is running on all four cylinders while holding a candle that happens to be burning at both ends.....


This week has been a whirlwind.....one of those weeks that you absolutely can't wait for the sun to go down, because its the first time, you can actually say the only thing you have to do is go to sleep....and even then, I've been dreaming of the 2000 other things I have to do tomorrow....which I guess is today.....

I've never been the absolute best multi-tasker, if I ever have a future job interview, I'm not sure it would be at the top of my best attributes list, though I think I should clarify, I'm not a good multi-tasker with all the things I keep piling on my schedule....

I'm come from the house of Yes I can.......when I probably should be saying....Let me Check





Earlier this week, I was busy, frazzled, hot, sweaty and getting to be a little short tempered....I had done all I could do, and was about to just call in Friday a few days early.....and not care that the rest of the world still needed Wednesday and Thursday...

When my hero of the day, the mailman came flying in his gleaming boxed truck, and saved me from another day of failing miserably at multi-tasking,......and becoming 2 steps away from a mini-mommy meltdown....by sticking a package on our doorstep.....and then as quickly as he came.....

driving off into the sunset....probably to save another frazzled, overly busy mommy....

Inside this well wrapped package addressed to the Birthday Boy were what would turn this mommys frown upside down, and throw both my to-do lists, and ideas of multi-tasking out the window...

staring up at me from the nest of packing peanuts and bubble wrap were 2 Paint Brushes and 4 Pots of paint from G.G.....(otherwise known as Granny with a gold star)

Though at first, I had to cringe, as giving paints as a gift to anyone under the age of 20....is along the same lines as giving a kid a drum set for his birthday......there really should also be a bottle of Advil and an apology note....for the headache they soon will cause.....


But, when I saw the Excitement on 2 little faces peering up at me from below as I pulled out the paints, my thoughts quickly changed from "O GOD MESS".....to "YES YES YES"......or maybe it was an "Eh....why not".......



So we ventured outside under the afternoon shade, and I sat and watched (and maybe refereed a little) two boys work the canvas like a seasoned pro......


With hands, Feet, Brushes and Even Diapers......they put their heart and soul into their work.....and created two very fine pieces of art.....and I may have once or twice indulged the urge to put my fingers in and make a swirl or two



and I got to have an afternoon, where I put all my "To Do" lists in the junk drawer....where they probably belong.....

and did what I really should be doing....which is having fun with my kids.....


Amazing how some washable (GO G.G) paint, some old cardboard, and 40 totally messy toes can remind you of what's important, and why I gave up a super Busy Full time job in the first place.....





Thanks Mr. Mail Man.....and Thank you GG.......Today, I'm thinking Pottery?

6 comments:

Kailani said...

I bet he had a great time! The best part of doing art projects outside is that you can just hose them down when they're done! LOL!

Kailani
An Island Life

The Blonde Duck said...

How precious!

Aleta said...

Oh my gosh - these are just WONDERFUL pictures! So colorful, so much fun! And the message is just as beautiful - spending precious time.

Marcy said...

Love these pictures! I so miss projects like that. I have two teenagers now, which is great too, but in very different ways!

Waisting Time said...

Hey, I love a good ellipses:) I myself and an over-user of the dash.

Michaela (aka Mama Michie) said...

Great photos! It really looks like the boys had a lot of fun. I'll need to remember to do this too one day when my fuses are running a little short.