Archive for November, 2009

Woodworking

Posted in Art, Homeschooling with tags on November 28, 2009 by simpleheresy

Fish was outside hammering.  I didn’t know what he was doing so I thought I’d go check.  Then the phone rang, then I had to fold the clothes, then I thought I’d load the dishwasher, then I just forgot.  About 20 minutes later he comes into the house and asks me to come see his bench.  This is is.

He built it by himself out of scrap wood in the yard.  He really enjoyed himself and did a great job.  He used one and a half inch nails and a hammer.  It’s made to go with his low table that Charles built a year or so ago.  Two seats, one for him and one for his sister!

What is “real” art?

Posted in Art, Homeschooling with tags , , on November 27, 2009 by simpleheresy

One complaint about public school was the lack of “real” art.  I asked Keek to make some real art now that she had the time and this is her creation.  “Real” art by Keeker entitled “The Magic Forest.”

Paper People for Thanksgiving

Posted in Art, Homeschooling, kids with tags , , on November 26, 2009 by simpleheresy

Pilgrams and Indians hand in hand. Happy Thanksgiving from Keek and Fish!

So true. So true!

Posted in entertainment with tags on November 25, 2009 by simpleheresy

Ha Ha Ha!  This cracks me up.  Check out this blog.  “Indexed”

Bookmaking

Posted in Art, books with tags on November 25, 2009 by simpleheresy

I think this would be a fun craft to undertake.  I’ve made one book before.  Not a masterpiece but loved but the recipient.  I’m in the process of a second.  The binding is most difficult for me.  This book has given me abundant ideas.  Maybe some will help.

The first book I made was a cardboard board book with ink jet images and one word per page.  Each of the ten pages hole punched and a sewn with yarn.  It’s lasted for more than a year in the hands of a toddler.  Sturdy but not artistic in the way I want it to be.

The current project is also ten pages long and cardboard but double the size.  It also has ink jet images and words on each page.  The binding was difficult.  I took masking tape and sandwiched the board pages together.  Then taped each page to the next on the inside.  It’s a little lopsided.  I think I’ll cover the book in fabric held in place with hot glue then deco podge (sp?)  the pages on and maybe some decorative and hold-it-together stitching. Maybe an upholstery needle will work with three strands of embroidery floss glued together for some decorative and functional, hold-it-together, stitching on the spine, too. Something fun to read and artistic too.

I’ll post pictures when the book is complete. 🙂

 

My nine

Posted in entertainment with tags , on November 24, 2009 by simpleheresy

After the fun we had with Fish and Keek’s photo posts of the house I wanted to do one, too!

48 hours

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2009 by simpleheresy

Ouch.  Poor guy.  😦