Sunday, April 28, 2013

OH, and!

In the beginning of the movie Jack the Giant Slayer, there was a scene of a stage and some storytelling going on about the myth of the giants... I love stages and set design and I MUST MUST build a set one day, soon! A stage for storytelling, good storytelling, because I think it's a dying art... live storytelling, I mean. I am not a verbal storyteller but I love when I come across someone who can tell a really good story and hold an audience with the sheer magic of voice.

Jack the Giant Slayer

This evening I took the kids to see Jack the Giant Slayer at the Kennedy School Theater. We all loved it :) We took Monster Suma,too, and were going to take pics of her around the school grounds but by the time the movie was over they just wanted to run around outside. The kids did take one shot of her in front of an old photo of children who attended the school when it was really a school. I love "kid" movies and even if I didn't have kids I'd still go see them :D

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Went out to the farm

Went out to Kruger farm today but even though the weather was gorgeous, they don't officially open till Memorial Day, so there was no happening food and beer bus :D Still we walked around and I took pics :) AND THE SUN IS OUT! AGAIN. Also I scored a yard sale chair I am going to redo :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

The doily and things

I can't believe I almost cut up this's been sitting in front of my sewing face for months and several times I reached for it. Today I really noticed it's beauty for just what it was.
Also I must have read some of John Bellairs books as a kid but I can't remember! I know I knew of him. Anyway my daughter brought home a discarded book from the school library, The Chessmen of Doom, by John Bellairs and I started reading it one day because I was stuck somewhere with nothing to do and oh wow! He's wonderful! He is completely the kind of writer I would have read back when I was a kid but for whatever reason I just can't remember the stories, just the covers...whatever the case, I am happy to be reading them now :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My workroom today

I love red and pink. This is a new girl that is waiting to be finished. Tomorrow probs.
 Life is busier lately, the kids have more to attend and I am the driver. Besides that if they catch a cold they catch them back to back so I have had a constant companion home for 12 days now, sheesh :D
It's life.
Spring is officially here! The sun is out like mad. The gardens around the city are just bursting with color. The color is beautiful and energizing :)

Some orange

Working on a new one with some orange :)
It's another beautiful sunny day in Portland :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Beautiful weather

The weather was perfect here today in Portland :) Dolls are still hanging around waiting to be finished. I have a few more things to finish up around here and I can get back to a regular doll making schedule! I miss it but the break has been needed, you know how that goes :D

Saturday, April 20, 2013