Sunday, January 25, 2015

Purple is a girl's best friend

In one moment, Reese nailed the color, PURPLE.
Purple glasses, purple unicorns shirt, purple book (MLP, a great read!), purple pants, purple sneakers and yes,
there are more purple stripes inside those sneakers!
What can I say, much love for my purple peep:-)
Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Green Blue, Blue Green, I Can't Decide What I Need More

 Green aloe plant for one too many burns. Save me from myself in the kitchen!

This budding artist, I am seeing two!
Green shutters and doors remind me of home.
Love bridges, love the blue background in this one.

How is this plant still alive? I'm certain I killed it, numerous times...
 lesson in fortitude.

Cookies, enuff said!

  Submarine needs more fishy friends

Round spheres of torment - sculpt me!!!
Ethan's new favorite author. Two points for working broccoli into the title!

Reese says she and Rainbow Dash are meant to be true blue friends,
they have the same initials.

Pretty Blue

We got a new calendar of Clouds for 2015

the year is DEFINITELY looking up!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello Yellow, you make me happy

with post-its (a writer's storyboard) 

Mallomars (still)
and the soothing glow of rooms.
From little birds to wise words

we know everything is AWESOME

whether you're a princesses
or this smiling face:-)
Much thanks to Ivette for the beautiful American Goldfinch photo -  I love it!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Orange you glad for...

the breakfast of champions,
favorite childhood books held together by tape

and friends who live in pineapples under the sea.

 Glad for boxes of tissues, best friends at 4am, when one's nose isn't
and afternoon snacks, apricots and oh my darlings, clementines:-)

Glad for pre-school art (we HEART LEO LIONNI!)
and CARROTS (real or fake) that make a snowman great!

 Glad for a special cat who is always good for a laugh

and entire candy aisles that bear the sweetest name.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Stop In the Name of RED...









Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Rule - Color Your Daze!

Happy New Year!! As we start 2015, we've got another rule to kick off at <our house rules>.

Introducing, COLOR YOUR DAZE!!!

This month's rule was handpicked for January. Instead of us setting out to accomplish some rule with a tie-in to new year's resolutions, we wanted this month's rule to be about seeing the world with new eyes, to see the present exactly as it is and to welcome it.

In year's past, I've found January to be a tough month. Compared to December's holiday hoopla, everything in January feels dull and slow to me (and not in a good way.) Time seems to move at a glacial speed across a dreary winter slate. There is a starkness to January that I feel in my bones and it hits me as soon as I wake up. It's hard to get out of bed when it is still dark, to look out at landscapes of gray skies, bare trees and empty nests. Snow days can be beautiful but as the temperature drops and the white heaps give way to slush and ice, I just want to stay in the warmth of my bed and daydream about the lush return of spring.

See how easy it is to get lost in the mental haze of winter - that's January! This month's rule challenges the thought that we have to wait for Spring to see the warmth and life of colors.

This month is all about COLOR - to get us started, we've got our inspiration art work on the fridge!!

We'll be heavy on photos and light on words. Everyone in our family will have access to a camera and will be taking photos for our own rendering of ROY G. BIV.

Each week we will focus on two colors to find in our everyday world. We'll explore the feelings and emotions of colors and even create new names for them - why should Crayola and paint companies have all the fun?

By the end of the month, we are hoping to create our own private Winter Rainbow!!! Ahh, now wouldn't that be a welcome sight?

Feel free to join in and take your own photos to share on our Facebook page. Happy picture taking!