Tuesday, August 12, 2008

William Shakespeare... With Syrup!

Hey look! Stacy made pancakes this morning for breakfast. We asked her to make us our initials and she did. Then she decided to get really creative and make one that looked like William Shakespeare!
Olivia thinks it looks more like Ben Franklin but that didn't stop her from eating it!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Four score and seven years ago...
This is how one of our honored presidents began one of his most famous speeches. Now you can have a small plush doll of Abraham Lincoln complete with stove pipe hat and bow tie, for our very own! All you have to do is find 12 pictures of Abraham Lincoln hidden around this blog and be the first to send an e-mail telling where you found each photo to CowgirlJessi101@aol.com. Contest ends August 10th.
Here are the official rules...
Only posts with Abraham Lincoln pictures published before August 1st are eligible.
Each image counts only once.
E-mail must explain where all twelve photos were found in order to be eligible. Happy Hunting!

Friday, August 1, 2008

So 4-h is over and it went really well. My mixed media piece entitled "Outrageous" didn't place for a ribbion (evidentaly the judges thought it was missing something too). My painting inspired by the superchic[k] song "Alive" won 4th place in my division. My Artist Trading Card collection won 2nd place in my division and 4th out of all of the collectibles. The piece that did the best was by far my crocheted dragon. I wrote the pattern for this little guy when Stacy asked me for a dragon for Christmas last year. It impressed the judges so much that I won 1st of all the crocheted projects, 1st of all the needlecrafts, a best in show trophy, and the gold ribbion award which is an invitation to go to State Fair. Now if only I could remember how I made him!

I already have plans in the work for next year. I want to do something really impressive this time... Like maybe a life sized replica of Mount Rushmore done in crochet!

Kiln House Sculpture

I found this cool website today that creates masks and sculptures. It is called Kiln House Sculpture I had a lot of fun looking at thier artwork. Here are some of my favorites: