Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sweating for Art...

As I was upstairs working on a piece in Riley's book today, I began feeling warmer and warmer. Since my studio is our only room upstairs (a bonus room over the garage), it tends to feel warmer than the rest of the house anyway, but today was particularly bad. Well, lo and behold, when I finally came down, guess what? Our air conditioner appears to be broken....in Florida....in August.... Ugh!!! It's going to be a long night until we can get someone in tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a quick fix!

However, amidst all the heat, I did manage to finish the piece in Riley's book. It's been a busy past month. We went on two separate week-long vacations, so I haven't had a lot of time to do art, and it felt good to be back in the studio, even with the heat. The piece is about his naptime/bedtime routines, in particular his whale that plays music. I swear I replace the batteries in there at least twice a week- he plays it constantly while he's in bed- as he's falling asleep, during the night if he wakes up, and then in the morning as well. It's a well-loved part of his routine. Here's the photo I used, which includes the whale and also his two naptime books:


The picture at the very top of the post is one of all the treasures I collected during my trip last week. My mother and I went out thrifting/antiquing one day, and I found several cute things, which my husband of course thinks are pointless. Good thing he went golfing several days, so I can use the money he spent on that as justification! Since the first photo is a little small, here are a couple more detailed ones:

Love, love, love the little elephant with the cart!

Well, I hope this post finds you all a little cooler than I currently am! Once we've got the air going again, and I can tolerate it upstairs, I am planning on doing a bit more art to catch up for all my time lost these past few weeks. You'll be the first to see it here!

7 comments:

lindaharre said...

Love your sweet little purchases and your pages:D Sorry that you are Sweatin to the Oldies though!!! Since heat rises......I bet your studio is like a sauna:D Hopefully the ac man came today and all is well:D Hugs, Linda

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Oh love your pages and your sweet collections on your shelf! I hope you get your air fixed soon! I'm in Texas so I can definitely sympathize with the heat! Take care!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

LOVE all your vintage goodies! soo fabulous! hope you have a fabulous day!! hugs!! xo Britt :-)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What sweet pages! Love the hand drawn music notes!! Love your cute vintage finds!!
Michelle

Cami said...

My dear husband took our children for a week @ the beach leaving me home with the pets and silence. I was so excited about my solo week (missing the family and the beach, but needing the R&R) and wouldn't ya know it... The A/C kicked the bucket. In TX. In Aug. Worse yet didn't realize there was an issue until the leaking water pooled and a hole the size of a bread basket appeared as the wet plaster fell to the floor amid streams of water. :SIGH: Took 4 days to fix. No A/C and I couldn't leave the animals. Bless ceiling fans. Love your treasures. And it all worked out, but it wasn't the solo time I was hoping for. Made me appreciate my handy husband all the more!!! Hope all is well and adore your new pieces. Art and vintage fun!

Gina said...

You are the second blog today that I read had a broken air conditioner. Hope you get it fixed soon! Love your new do dads, they look so sweet.

Erika Tysse said...

love the layout! been away from the computer myself most of the summer, but am back now and ready to get working! will be checking in to see more stuff! happy summer!

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