Monday, March 28, 2011

What I did on my spring break in Jamaica

I spent last week at a resort where there was a nanny to take care of my kid and I had no responsibilities other than to sit on the beach while enjoying the view and drinking Adult Beverages.  I knit an entire tank top, most of a size 13 man's sock, and 1/4 of a skirt for the kidlet.

I knit on the beach.

I knit on the balcony.

I knit on the beach again.

I knit on the balcony again.

I knit in the bar.

I did not knit on the glass-bottom boat (too wet), in the restaurant (too many nom-noms in the antipasto bar to try), or while sleeping (at least intentionally).

I also read 3 books and played a lot of Angry Birds.

It was a good week.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

My daughter, the artist

The other night I traced off some of my daughter's drawings to embroider as part of an ongoing project.  The most recent one I chose is, without a doubt, my favorite drawing ever.  

Need any explanation of the awesomeness?
It's the first time she's put a body underneath the clothes (or put the girl in something other than just a triangle for a body/dress).  It's the first time she's drawn a cape.  It's the first time she's drawn eyelashes on the girl.  It's the first time she's used triangles for noses.  What really cracks me up is her saying, "I sort of messed up Lewis's eye, but I fixed it so it just looks like he's winking at me."

First carriage.  First wheels with spokes.  First time drawing people sitting in chairs.  Also, the goblets crack me up.

I think this might be Lewis's mom (on the dragon-looking horse) and little brother (in the tower).  This is awesome because, dude, it's a chick in armor on a horse with a sword and a shield, and a boy stranded in the tower.  And the tower roof has shingles.  Plus, the peace sign on the shield cracks me up.

First feathers, first attempt to draw a bird that looks anything like an actual bird.  Also, the "caw" cracks me up.