Friday, April 11, 2008

Photo of the Week

While I was working with paint for one of the challenges I did for the cybercrop last week, I thought it would be fun to let my kids paint too. Here is B getting in on the action. They are finger paints but he insisted on using a brush. Whatever gets the job done!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lost Thursday

Right now I'm really missing my Lost. Two more weeks till it comes back on. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to sharpen my portrait drawing skills by drawing a Lost character every week. Per R's request, my first character in the series is John Locke, played by Emmy Award winning actor Terry O'Quinn.

Drawing rendered in B pencil and charcoal pencil on sketchpaper.

Locke is the "Man of Faith" of Lost, believing that it's his destiny to be on the island - an entity unto itself - and that the island has a plan for all the inhabitants. Locke puts so much faith into the island that it's contagious (to me at least!). He's had to overcome so much adversity in his history that I love to see him prevail on the island.

So we now know that he's not one of the Oceanic Six. (I'm not surprised there) What does happen to John Locke? I'm hoping to find out sooner than later.

A Couple More . . .

Here are a few recent layouts that I did at MBI's cybercrop last weekend.

This last layout won one of the challenges there with the prize being an 8x8 Daisy D's paper pack. Yay!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Recent Layouts

These are literally the first layouts I've scrapped since January.

This last one I did for a challenge to create a monochromatic layout at
Memory Book Inspirations. Strangely enough, I have the most difficult time with monochromatic challenges. One would think it would be easy to pick out shades of the same color to work with, but I guess I just like to work with several colors. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out though. Anyway, this layout won the challenge and it's featured on MBI's home page as well as their April newsletter.

Speaking of MBI, they are having a weekend crop starting this Friday. It's sure to be a lot of fun filled with challenges and games. I hope to get at least one layout done! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pinewood Derby

Our Cub Scout Pinewood Derby was held Sunday night. J built his own car to race against his friends. His vision for the car was a wedge of cheese. He and his friends have some kind of fascination with cheese -- not sure what that's about. Anyway, with R's help, he cut it and sanded it, then painted it and added some mouse stickers.

J was so excited to bring home a first place trophy! His car beat out all the cars in his den - 11 in all. J's car also raced against all the winners in the pack and his car came in 2nd place overall out of 35 cars. It's always fun to see what kind of creations the kids come up with. One shaped his car into the form of a pencil, there was a spiderman car, a firetruck. The boys get so creative and they always have fun at the Pinewood Derby no matter what place their car finishes. It's always our favorite Cub Scout event.