Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Notes of a Mediocre Homemaker - Temporary Art Installation

How do people come up with these interesting ideas for temporary art installations

Above is some pictures of a temporary art exhibit in our town.  It is a series the art commission is doing.  The first one I didn't get a picture of was a chalk board  hung on the fence with " Before I die and lines with I will______. "  I thought it was thought provoking but unfortunately once it was hung it began to rain non stop so I don't think it held up against the rain and it was hard to write on a wet chalk board. This exhibit looks promising.  The weave is made with colored construction tape. Article on Temporary Art

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Notes of a Mediocre Homemaker - Can't Stop Creating

I can't stop creating.  That is close to I can't stop believing that I am a not a  preschooler.  I love preschool art and I love messing around with kid art ideas.

The above piece I made the web with rubber cement and used water colors for the paint. The idea is from I heart arts n crafts.

I am a crafter at heart.  I love a good accessible craft.  I also like preschool art and elementary art because that is the level of art creating I am at.  In our local elementary schools and at one of our middle schools there is no art program.  I think that is sad.  Doing this kind of art is relaxing to me.  Lately, I have been inspired by spiderwebs. The spider web below is simply water color painting and sharpie drawing. The idea is from Learn with Play at Home 

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Notes of a Mediocre Homemaker - Coffee Cup Wisdom

Any morning wisdom I gather is not going to come from the internet but from my coffee cup. I believe in COFFEE FIRST

Come to the
woods for here
is rest

Between every two
trees is a doorway
to a new world

When one tugs at a
single thing in nature
he finds it attached
to the rest of the world

Linky Love

The Anti-Helicopter Parent Plea, Let the Kids Play -  I actually agree with a lot of this.  Long article but worth the read.  Maybe we don't need to go to this extreme but I am all for encouraging kids to play outside without screens


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Notes of a Mediocre Homemaker - What Washington State People Google?

Who buys gift cards?  How many grams in an ounce? What is Spam? What is dim sum? What is kombucha? What is Reddit? Is Comcast down? Is Breaking Bad over?  Will Bernie win? Can Bernie win? Is Ted Cruz Canadian?  

Evidently, we Washingtonians have a few questions. I guess I need to "fess up" that I had to look up kombucha up not too far in the past.  I actually got to exposed to it at Bible study. I have also googled, " Is Comcast down?/"   I feel like I need to step into the google confessional.

My Husband has a term for this  - GTS  I  have written a lot about my adventures with GTS.
Check out what people have googled in your state at Estately

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Notes of a Mediocre Homemaker - Halloween Front Porch Lust

Don't look at Pinterest when your porch looks like the pic below.  It is in need of love

My porch was blah and just not spooky or fall like .  In general it is always like that.  So I tried to kick it up a notch.  

I added the "Beware " chalk board . Hung my snake wreath and put magnetic spiders on the door. My bush eyes in the bush. I think it still needs some work - Pumpkins!  Trash bag spider web?  What do you think?

Tatertots and Jello had a round up of spooky porches along with their witching hour porch. I just have to say people are SO creative.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Notes of a Nediocre Homemaker: Riding Stuffed Animals in the Mall

Who thought having riding stuffed animals at the mall was a good idea?  Yes, large animals that you pay to ride around the mall

I am not a much of a mall goer but I have noticed at the mall we now have these rideable stuffed animals.  A lot of times, it is adults riding these and children who clearly don't have a license to drive. There is nothing worse than being chased by a giant panda. with a driver who is 7 years old. Does anybody encountered these stuffed riding animals?

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