Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy FriDaY**

What a busy week, boy am I glad that it's Friday.
Tomorrow will be my last long run before my race.
20 miles.
I get a lump in my throat just typing it, I'm sure it will be fine but it's consuming my thoughts.

I started this drawing last week and finally finished it last night. Very paisly and spring-ish,I love this green.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Last week I took some fun family pics for my friend Anne Marie. They just had a cute cute baby boy a few months ago, GRANT.
Here are a few of my favorites.

This one should be in a magazine. pretty lady.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

FroZen FloWerS** boo hoo.

I'm getting excited for Spring.. only five more weeks of school and then I'm off for the whole summer. yay!
Only 4 weeks until my marathon, eek.
I was getting excited at the thought of planting these in the ground...

even started a little spring-ish cross stitch..

then I woke up and looked out the window.
and cried.

Friday, April 11, 2008

BirtHDaY DiNnEr*

Last night we met Matty and some friends downtown to take him out for his BirThDaY.
Steph flew back early from New Zealand to surprise him, it was so nice to spend time with them. It made for a late night and I'm really ready for the weekend. Tomorrow I have to run 17 miles, It's the last thing I feel like doing right now. Argh. I need a new route, the one I've been running is getting a tad mundane. I only have a few weeks left of long runs on the weekend and then I start cutting back.

Here is my snapped straw bouquet from last night. I hadn't snapped straws since I was in middle school. Please ignore the hangnail.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

DiNnEr wiTh DuC, LuncH with DeB

I met my friend Duc last night for dinner, he's helping me get some nice prints of my artwork made up so I can get an etsy shop up and going.
He is one of my favorite creative people.
You know those people who inspire you to be more creative when you are around them..
He's like that. He also just purchased an amazing letter press and is going to help me make some presses out of a few of my designs. Actually, he is going to do it. I know nothing about presses.

Another creative...
my friend Deb..
she makes faces out of sandwiches.
Okay, maybe not intentionally, but she is really creative too. HappY ThuRsDaY.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Art CLub.

I started a morning art club with 2nd and 3rd graders a couple weeks ago, they are making jungle drawings on foam board and will be printing them next week. This is the example I did to show them how to print their drawings and their drawings are amazing. Next week they will be printing and I can't wait to post a few pics of their prints. Monkeys hanging from vines, elephants tromping through bushes, trees and foliage everywhere. Henri Rousseau would be impressed.

Monday, April 7, 2008

ApriL 7th

I had a really nice weekend.
I ran the Platte River Half Marathon yesterday and it felt really really good. I ran it just under 2 hours. 1:56. If I could do that twice (at the marathon) it would be fantastic, but I'm sure I'll slow down a lot the second half. We'll see. I run 20 miles in a couple weeks (for my long run on Sat) so that should give me a better idea of what my time will look like for the race. I just want to finish the dang thing so I'm not sure why I'm wanting to keep track. This might be my first and last marathon, who knows. I know that my body starts to hate me at about mile 12, everything starts to hurt.

I was reading about these crazy pro marathon runners and they run hundreds of miles a week. I can't imagine, I don't know how their bodies can handle that.

ANyWay, also got the front yard cleaned up yesterday. And woke up to snOW! When will it ever stop? Happy Monday.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Back to WoRk*

My Spring break was so nice and relaxing. Vito took a few days off work so we spent some nice time together. We spent a lot of time getting things done around the house.
I didn't get much painting done at all but I did get a lot of stuff done that I seemed to have been putting off for quite some time.
For example, taking all of the tags off of my husbands boxers... he couldn't handle the itch. That was about 6 weeks overdue.

I finally finished knitting the sweater I started in December, but now that it's April I'm not sure it's going to get much wear.
Easter was nice, lots of yummy food.
I ran 16 miles on Saturday and felt pretty strong. I didn't drink enough water so the last few miles I felt like I was turning into the tin man. My lips were cracking, I was cramping up, I couldn't fully extend my legs, not good. Oh, and forgot to wear sunblock. not good either.
So, I went and bought myself a water belt. It even has a cute pocket for my phone. That way if I trip and break my leg I can unzip my handy pocket, pull out my phone and call for a lift.
Happy Wednesday.