We had a fun visit to the pumpkin patch last weekend. The perfect pumpkins were picked (well, except for that enormous rotten one that we accidentally brought home, but we won't talk about that). The kids had fun running through the hay maze. I indulged in two orders or freshly made apple fritters... so good. We drank lemonade and lunched by the pond in the sunshine. And now I'm off to the grocery to buy a "fresh" pumpkin out of a bin that isn't cracked and leaking scary things.
We're pretty excited about this page about us in the November issue of Family Fun. We were thrilled to be contacted by the creative director a few months back about contributing to the magazine. She knew exactly which photo she wanted to include and I think she made the perfect choice. Thanks so much for thinking of us Moira Greto! Yay!
I am so pleased to have been invited to participate in a group show at Artsream Studios Gallery in Dover, New Hampshire. The very lovely and talented Lisa Solomon and Susan Schwake are co-curating this GOOD MAIL DAY exhibition which opens November 7 and runs through the end of December.
GOOD MAIL DAY will be comprised of a selection of 60 or so artists creating up to four works in postcard format. I love that all of the pieces will be the size of 4 x 6 inch postcards and pinned to the wall. I'm anticipating the best postcard wall ever.
I've really enjoyed working in this small size. So satisfying... I might continue with this beach-themed series.
I'll make sure to post the link for the exhibit when it's online. Can't wait. Yay! Thanks so much for thinking of me, Lisa Solomon!
We picked apples at the orchard last weekend. I have to admit that over the years, my little girl has formed the opinion that picking apples isn't fun. Sob. It can be hot and tiring and most of all she dislikes the squished apples littering the ground and swarming with bees. I blame it on living in such a highly populated area. We need a faraway orchard that isn't mobbed with people.
After much "discussion" I finally succeeded in prying my family away from our cozy couch and we headed out on our mission for apples, armed with nature bags and cameras. I had suggested that my son make a book about our visit to the apple orchard for his upcoming apple-themed show and tell. He loved the idea and formed a plot and a plan. We also brought along my daughter's Fujifilm Instax Mini camera to keep her happy and entertained.
The kids had so much fun setting up shots and posing for their own photos. I managed to sneak a few photos of my own. And best of all, the kids were so preoccupied with their projects that I didn't hear any complaints.
Little man decided that he wanted to make a book about counting apples backwards and so he posed for a series of shots beginning with just one apple and ending with an armful of ten apples that he could barely hold long enough to get a photo. He had so much fun. Silly, giggly boy.
When we got home, I printed his photos and helped him cut them out, I stitched a few pages together into a book on the sewing machine and then he illustrated each page. I had suggested that he just start with the cover and save the rest for the next but he insisted on finishing it that night. His show and tell project turned out really well, and I suspect he'll remember this apple picking adventure for a long, long time.