Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yes, I'm still painting . . .

I'm sure you guys are wondering?! I've not shown a painting in forever! Since school has started, my painting time has been so limited. I thought it was before, but now it really is! I only have during the night to catch up. And there are just some nights I have to go to sleep. With the way our schedule works, Hudson only goes to school for 3 hours a day. And it's during naptime. If Carson or Lawson fall asleep during the drive home, they will not stay asleep during the transfer to their beds or go back to sleep once they do get in their room. To them a 3 minute nap is the same as a 3 hour nap - a nap!? So, I spend the whole 2 hours trying to keep one or both quiet, entertained, forced into napped {which takes the entire naptime} only to be woke 10 minutes later to load everyone back up and go get Hudson! Such a struggle. I really hope when the new of it all wears off, we can get into a routine again. Good news is Carson, Laws and Em will be starting mom's day out in the next couple of weeks! It still won't give me a ton of time BUT it will give me some time - and I'll take what I can get thank-you-very-much!

But let me get on with it! I have to tell you this was a first for me. Two names. Not a "two-namer" but 2 names for 2 different people. I question it {you can ask her.} But once I saw how the room was laid out and there are bunk beds, this was the only option.

So, how does Madeline . . . .


and . . .


Alexis . . .


look together????

Like this . . .


Oh, I love how this one turned out! The red dots you see on the pink flower below are red beads! You know if I can I always try to add a 3 dimensional detail somewhere!


I'm keeping this one brief because I'm so tired. My bed really needs me right now. I have to get up early in the morning. It is a long story, but a friend found a bedroom suite for Em and it is waiting for me at 8 am. I promise to blog about it. But just know I got all the pieces I wanted for a steal and it includes this . . .


Don't hate me. I went through 3 boys to get a girl.

{Womble, you'll have to call the cell phone today - I know you want to know the story now. haha!}

13 comments:

tale of many cities said...

hang in there! the double name worked out great.. what were you worried about? LOL ;) hope you get some sleep!! -Tracie

Lauren said...

Ohhhh, love M & A's art! The added glitter is fab!

Cannot wait to see more of your daughter's furniture! She will love that chest for all of her clothes!

Kat said...

As always, it's beautiful!

newmanfamily said...

I love the two names! It is so pretty!!! Drove by the 'boro two days ago on my way to east TN. Thought of you!
Lori

jess said...

It's like Christmas morning! Love the paint colors. Love the glitter. Love the beads. Yay for me. It's mine! ( I mean it's for my little girls...) I can't wait to surprise them!

Kodi said...

The two names look fab together!

Lynda said...

LOL You're funny. I hope things get easier for you soon so that you can create more :) Love your new piece by the way!

Tutta la Storia said...

James started pre-school last week, 3 hrs 4 days a week and I was thinking about you on the first day back! Like how do you handle the naps and the schlepping back and forth. And there was my answer, in your post. And I love the dresser. Truly. That Em is a lucky girly-girl!

Katie said...

Adorable!

Adventures on the Farm said...

Ok---love the art!! and where did you get the AMAZING dresser?

GENICA said...

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Shady Lady! said...

Love the painting!!! And the bedroom suite. Don't know how you do it all!

Kim said...

The M&A art is precious! I'm so going to have to do something like this soon!