Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Angelica (Gardening in High Heels) and Katy (Wild and Wanderful). We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our worlds. This year, other bloggers get to co-host every week. This week’s co-host is Amy (Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen)
I enjoy writing my Sunday Lately posts when I remember.. unfortunately I don’t always remember. My goal this year is to do at least two per month.
This week’s themes: Illustrating, Relying, Reminiscing
Hmm.. I made a goal to make 365 mini paintings this year. I’ve fallen behind slightly (especially this past week as I had birthday celebrations to prep for) but since technically my goal wasn’t to paint a mini painting everyday I’m doing pretty good. If you want to see my mini paintings you can check them out on my alternate IG profile
1/365 I wanted to get back into playing with paints so I’m doing a daily mini painting in a #cansonmixedmedia pad. Did a bit of painting with a little doodling. . . Playing along with #drawriotdaily #drawriotdaily2018 and #365somethings2018 #mixedmediaart #dailyart #yearofcreativehabits #yearofmaking2018
Until last month I hadn’t really painted anything in years. And although I’m no Picasso I enjoy it. I have a few more mini paintings that I haven’t photographed yet so those will be going up this week, and I’ll work on another 3-4 later this week.
I volunteered at my daughter’s school to run a lunchtime craft club for six weeks. Originally it was supposed to be two groups of kids (one for grades 3 to 6 and the other Kindergarten to grade 2) but the older group got cancelled. I have 21 kids in my group, 16(!) of them are Kindergarteners, then three Grade 1’s (including my nephew) and two Grade 2’s (including my daughter). OMGeee those Kindergarten kids… it was like trying to herd cats at times. The session is about 40 minutes, although the Grade 1 and 2’s are there for only 30 minutes. It’s a bit of challenge having these kids relying on me to come up with a craft that will interest them and keep them occupied for that long… and a challenge to get them to help me clean up at the end, lol. Note to self, as soon as the Grade 1 and 2 kids leave tell the K kids they have to finish up and start picking up their things.
I’m volunteering at my daughter’s school today (and the next 6 Thursdays) running the craft club. Today we’ll make love bugs and if there’s lots of time left I brought supplies for valentines and made a few samples for ideas. There are two groups for just 30 minutes each (grades 3-6 and kindergarten to grade 2). I’m a little scared 😂 #notsurewhatigotmyselfinto #kidscrafts #valentinesday #pink #red #lovebugs #valentine #craftingisfun
My Silly Bean turns 8 today. 8!! Where the heck did the time go? Here’s one of the first posts she showed up in on my blog. She’s so little there. I tell her everyday to stop growing up, but she won’t listen to me :/