Monday, March 15, 2010

my free time

Sorry for new posts in a long time, I have been spending most of my free time either playing with Simon (he is so incredibly fun and the most beautiful boy ever) or painting! I have been painting a lot and loving it. I did one for Simon's room (see it below) a series of three abstracts, then I started one for a coworker but decided I like it and am keeping it for myself, and now a series of two or three huge abstracts for our living room wall (2 or 3 depending on how big they look on our wall and if I run out of inspiration after just 2). The one for Simon's room I used 2 different size cars, a monster truck with nice tread on the tires and matchbox car with tread on the tires (surprisingly hard to find, most of them have flat wheels). I dipped the wheels in paint and drove them all over the boards. This one took for freaking ever because the type of paint I was using took a long time to dry and the tires had to be redipped almost constantly. But it was fun to do, I like the way they turned out, and I like how they look on Simon's wall.
I have also been on a home decorating kick as of late thanks to our recent cable acquisition and a few HGTV shows for free OnDemand. I bought some new bright +-orange throw pillows, and orange picture frame and orange flowers to put in the cool red vase I got from my sister Heather for Christmas two year ago, and an area rug that is brown with green leaves. The living room canvas I have started on is a mostly red textured background and I am going to put a green leafy pattern on it, the next canvas will probably be blue, and the third one... I'm not sure yet...but all have leafy patterns on them.

Talk to you soon! or not, I might just be having too much fun in the real world to spend my time online.
Updates on Simon: I hate my pediatrician, Simon is a tiny boy but I think he has awesome mechanical skills, he is a terrific climber, is incredibly affectionate and cuddly, is a total night owl (he's awake right now playing in the living room) and just is so much fun. He throws balls back and forth, plays fetch (like a dog he picks up the ball puts it in his mouth and carries it to us, we didn't teach him to do it, I think maybe he learned from Eliza-liz), he says UH-oh,dada, mama (sometimes) ouch, bird, ball, boo, hot, no (but only repeats it doesn't use it on his own.. yet), and other words I can't think of right now. Oh and did I say he is a good climber? Really good. like time to bolt furniture down to the ground, climbs on top of everything, can get on the couch even though it's taller than him (he lifts one lg up above his head puts it on the couch and then shimmies himself up onto the couch, it is amazing because he is so short. Anyways, I really need to get him to bed and he is hitting a 3 inch bell around the floor with his stick horse and it is really loud and starting to get annoying...

Love you all!

this one also has a car on it, but simon ripped it off the painting right before we hung them up and so I had to glue it back on after we took the pictures.


dacjohns said...

Glad you are keeping so busy. And doing something positive. Simon's wall hangings look really good. I like how you have them displayed and how the roads continue on from one picture to the next. Why didn't you put a blue car on the first picture?

Looking forward to seeing the new pictures you are doing.

I just re-read your blog and saw why you didn't have a blue car on the first picture. Simon is so adorable. He just needs a few extra cars to play with. And he needs to go to bed earlier!!! You guys are crazy!!! Love you anyway.

Leserlee said...

Augggghhhhhhhhhh! That is so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to see the ones you do for your living room. And orange? Really? I'm so proud of you! Simon is a cute boy. It sounds to me like he is developing well. Does the doctor realize how tiny you are? You should tell him about how small Erin was growing up and how people thought you were twins, even though she's two years older than you! LOVE YOU!

Erin said...

I love them. They are so cool. I wanted to do that when you first told me about them but Spencer didn't think it would turn out good and now seeing how they turned out I want to do them even more. I sill need to send you and leslie your stuff. I know. I'm lame. Sorry. Love you

Kari and Steve said...

erin, you still have oh about nine more months to get it in the mail before it's later than our present to you was.

Nikki said...

Kari I've missed you!!! VERY cute and creative ideas for Simon's room!!! Love it. You're totally creative. Hope you're doing great!!