Sunday, March 16, 2014

Alex's 10th Birthday Sleepover Pary & Cake

If you ask my son Alex what he wants to be when he grows up, he will tell you:

"A Lego engineer/designer, 
a  Paleontologist
an Artist.."

The order  to all the above will vary on a given day, but his 3 dream jobs have remained the same for several years now.  He will be 10 years old on Sunday, March 23rd.

However, since the kids and I will be on the road, on the way to Austin, TX  (to visit grandma Ruth)  on the 23rd, we had Alex's Birthday Sleepover party last night.  He invited his two best friends, Ryan and Billy.  The boys had a fun sleepover and stayed up way past their bedtimes.  In fact, they are all taking long naps this afternoon!

Each year, my kids choose a theme for their birthday party.  This year Alex chose Dinosaurs.  I gave Alex tracing paper and asked him to draw dinosaurs for his birthday cake.  I took the drawing and transferred it to the cake and painted it to Alex's specifications.  Yes, I am taking art direction from my little artist who I think is much more talented than me.

This is our collaborate art effort on cake:

Alex's original sketch.  

Naturally, we had to incorporate Legos into the cake.  The candles are Lego candles!  Most of Alex's birthday gifts are Lego's or books about Lego building.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Alex's Mix Media Art

My son Alex is in the 4th Grade and will be 10 years on March 23.  He is extremely creative.  His artwork was selected to represent his school at an art show at Red Rocks Community College.  The art teacher selected one boy and girl for each grade at the elementary school.

We attended the open house last Friday night.  I asked him to tell me about his artwork before we arrived at the open house.  All he could say was, "I can't explain it, you have to see it first."

Alex's favorite things to play with are Legos and Dinosaurs.  Truth is, he is somewhat obsessed with both.  He loves to read and learn about dinosaurs on a daily basis.

His artwork reflects his love of dinosaurs.  We are all very proud of Alex's accomplishments in his Art class. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Sampling of Isa Creations at the Pink Attic Cat

I can't believe another week has come and gone.  I worked with Kindergarten and 4th grade this past week when I worked as a substitute teacher on Monday and Wednesday.  I am scheduled to work next Monday, in my son's 4th grade class.  This will be a first for both of us.

My 16 year old daughter has been driving herself to school for the past 2 weeks, soon after she got her driver's license.   Although part of me is still getting use to the very idea of her driving herself to and from school, I have to admit it has been nice to not have to pick her up from school after Tennis practice.  However, on days like today where the wet icy snow keeps falling.... I worry.

My son Alex's artwork was selected to represent his 4th grade class (a boy and girl is selected per grade).  The open house at a local college is tonight.  Both of my kids are creative, however, more recently I see more of it in Alex.  Laura is too busy with high school AP classes and Tennis.

I was at the Pink Attic Cat on Tuesday.  I love how Amy always transforms her shop to reflect the seasons.  Although it is snowing as I write this, we have had a small peak into Spring.

Yeah!  Spring is on it's way, even if we are in a pattern of Snow, Sunshine, Snow again!!

Anyway, here are a few pictures of a sampling of Isa Creations handcrafted items at the Pink Attic Cat located at  2555 W. Alamo, Littleton, CO 80123.  Visit the Pink Attic Cat's Facebook page here.

This is one of my favorite displays:
Lace Doilie Garland/Bunting, Lavender Lace Hearts, Felted Wool Roses = Isa Creations

Peat Pot Easter basket with French Dictionary Paper Decoupage Egg and German Silver glass glitter

Teal Vegetable bag on top, Pink Crochet Doilie Bunting, Rose Clutch Bag = Isa Creations

Vintage Embroidered/Lace Pin Cushions by Isa Creations

J. Wecker Frisch Fabric lined zippered bags & Girl Applique bag by Isa Creations


Vintage Lace & Doilie Bunting/Garland by Isa Creations at the Pink Attic Cat.

Vintage Embroidered Linen Dress-form pin cushion and Felted Wool Roses by Isa Creations:

  Tattered Quilt and  Vintage Chenille Eggs by Isa Creations

Tattered Quilt and  Vintage Chenille Eggs by Isa Creations
 Next week, I will show more pictures from the Pink Attic Cat.