Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Blogger-Greg Matusic

The fabulous Greg Matusic is helping out The Sketchables for the next few weeks as Heather prepares for her annual Bead Cruise. He's a peach! Check out his work here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Priscilla ~ It's Leap Year Week!

Samantha daydreamed often of being the Leap Year Day Lunch Lady when she grew up.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Diandra-Winter? What's That?

I think most of the South missed Winter this year. I have to say, I was sad to not see it. It's one thing that makes me forget the triple digit summers we can have. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Priscilla ~ Hoodie Hoo Day we celebrate!

February 20th is "Hoodie Hoo Day" ~ a day to chase away winter, and to usher in spring, or maybe just a great excuse to head outside at noon and wave your arms and shout as loud as you can!

Giggling is strongly encouraged.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kite Kid - Kelly

My daughter likes to make paper kites. There has to be 30 of them around the house- as I cleaned my studio this week I found 15 more. They don't fly. She makes them really colorful with several layers of construction paper, glued on beads, colorful ribbons, etc. Then- she ties a long strand of kitchen twine to it and adds a tail. The tail has to be "special". Using a satin ribbon- I purchased to adorn her curly blond hair - she ties toys to the tail.

With full confidence in her aeronautic engineering, she takes the kite outside and runs, full speed - to make the kite fly. She has done this for an hour at a time only giving up- declaring that "It's just not windy enough."

I couldn't bring myself to throw out these kites. I have become all too aware that my time left with things like paper kites is very precious and winding down. She's 9 and 1/2. She's at the age when skepticism is waiting around the corner- magic is packing it's bags. She's still very much a believer in all things tooth fairy and Santa Claus- but I know- I don't have long.

One of these days, she will make a paper kite, deciding to leave off all of the beads and glue. She will think critically of the speed at which she will have to run and the direction the wind is blowing. She will untie the objects of her childhood- that are weighing it all down.

And the kite will take flight.

And so will she.

I wrote this blog post 3 years ago! - I just stole it from my blog. She's 12 now. No more kites are being made.-sniff. No tooth fairy. Santa ended this Christmas. The magic of childhood is like sand through my fingers. - Wwwaaaaahhhh! BUT - she has a wicked sharp sense of humor and a kind and loving heart. (and eyes that can roll forever) 'Tween  years... a mother's purgatory.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Priscilla ~ Kites!

It's all about Kites this week here on our blog because it turns out that February 8th is Kite Flying Day! Any and all friends who come to join us in this ~ awesome! The more the merrier!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hobbies : Who knows what a kid will be in to?- Kelly

Sara's Mom was worried that Sara's new hobby of protesting was a little out there. It might upset
the status quo a bit on the play ground or at play dates. Sara's Mom was also pretty darn proud.