Sunday, August 31, 2008
along with the art education center is the ansel adams museum, a great place for inspiration. i was lucky enough to catch an auction being held to raise money for a group that organizes local artists. i was hoping to bid on something, but the budget didnt allow. i am so glad chris and the girls hung out with me to watch, the auction was casual and fun. it felt good to be a part of something purely creative, i was inspired by all the paintings and the artists seemed happy to be there. i bought a few prints from an artist i particularly liked, her work is bright and i love her brushstrokes and technique. she has a blog and maybe someday i can take a workshop with her. someday! ahhhh to have the life of an artist and paint all day in such a beautiful place.
one of the prints i bought, love it so! those clouds!
there are meadows and rock cliffs, wild flowers and super tall pine trees, oaks and aspen trees. even in summer it was bright green and lush, hot as hell with a cool river to splash in (we took lots of afternoon dips)
the staff at the park keeps it clean, the buses come and go like clockwork, there are shops and casual places to eat (ice-cream!) and at the housekeeping cabins we had showers (they even give you a clean towel to use!) and a laundromat (loved this since we ran out of socks quickly). there is just too much to post all in one go so i will do this yosemite trip in several parts... these are just a few of the many views around the valley.
Friday, August 22, 2008
sorry no picture, i am at work (working hard, you see?) and work computers dont cut and paste, darn it! so here is an info only post, boring i know.
i get asked a lot, how do you do so much? (funny because i wrote a post about an hour ago, posted it for 5 minutes then deleted and started over, i doubt anyone saw it but if you did, this is round 2) anyways, back to the question of how i do so much. the answer is (besides my being crazy) is that i dont say no when i should and i try to squeeze in the things i would rather be doing between the things i should be doing or have made a promise to do. when i have down time i am always thinking of something to do to get ahead of it all. add in work, kids, playtime, school, house responsibilities (ugh!) art endeavors, crafting, reading, blogging, sewing and running my camp fire group, busy busy busy. i promise i do just sit and hang with my kids and family, i really really do!
when i attempted to write this post the first time, i listed all the things i have done this month in an attmept to organize myself, check the list and see whats left to do. after writing it all out, hitting the delete button felt oh so good! who cares what i have done and whats left to do? it has been a crazy busy summer, but i have had a great time with it all, made a few family traditions (bike riding, concerts in the park), finally got a pool to cool off in, made time for friends and family. really packed it in.
so, as i head on into september with two wildly different vacations coming, i am ready to go, to just take off! i will be in and out as time permits, i may be busy or i may not. next post some pictures, i promise.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
wild sock award winner
singing "where have all the flowers gone" talk about a flashback to my childhood!
its good being the cook
cheese biscuits on a stick, yum!
we survived a night out under the stars (and thunder, lightning and drizzle to boot)
donuts for breakfast
another great week of camp shiwaka! i need a week off to recover!