So, I upgraded my van considerably! No longer the stereotypical, dreary "soccer mom" vehicle; I now have an eye-catching testament to something way cooler than soccer! My "TRHLMBL" license tag is on the way. A nice antenna topper, a seat cover perhaps and this baby is ready for basketball season to begin! Ok, so its still 6 months away, but being a fan is a year round commitment.
And like any loyal son, Braedyn is in awe of mommy's "tattoos" on her van!!!
Treasure of the day:
As you know, I continue to be impressed with Kaliese's drawings. She has such an eye for the details. You could have in your mind just how to draw something, or a good picture to copy, but somehow, once you've put it to paper it doesn't look anything like the original. Sometimes the essence of the picture is in just a few details. You've seen the people who can quickly take a few brush stokes of paint across a canvas. At first, it looks an undiscernable mess. But after a few crucial lines are added, you suddenly see a very recognizable celebrity face. Well, I think Kaliese has the ability to know which details are important which make a figure recognizable.
Below is one of her story pictures. Its about a mother mouse, who is trying to take a hot bath while her children nap. She keeps getting interupted by familiar storybook characters admiring her shoe house. She tells each one in turn to get their own shoe and "put it over there," until eventually a shoe town materializes around her. Each character picks a different kind of shoe. You can see below that Kaliese has drawn the Tortoise and the Hare (note his 'bushy tail'), the Big Bad Wolf, and the Little Red Hen all in their own shoes. I also love her newly learned skill of curly letters.
This is just one of her lovely works of art. It may not seem like much to most, but I am the mother of a world famous artist!