Monday, July 25, 2011

raw retreat day 1

i got to the retreat after driving 14+ hours from tx to ky.  i decided to drive at nite when it was cooler and the only thing wrong with that is i missed scenery for half the trip.  a guy named javy from ft worth road with me.  hes my kids age and was a great driver during his turns.  the retreat is very loose with scheduling.  they seem to be waiting for the inspiration to hit them at any moment.  its nice.  we had a short rain yesterday and that was refreshing.  im going out to ride my tricycle on the large parkinglot area before the sun gets too hot.  its 6am...ill write more later

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

painting rocks

buy a sharpie...ultra fine point black to do the drawing and outlinging on your rock.  fill in colors with acrylic craft paint and a tiny paintbrush. i found this pic on the internet.  printed it in several sizes, laminated it with clear contact paper and used a craft knife to cut out the stencil.  heres the rock i ended up with.  i also sprayed the finished rock with clear spray paint.  just takes minutes to dry.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

new granddaughter

my youngest son john and his wife chloe (top pic) just had a baby!!  scarlet (second pic) is with her uncle james (my #2 son).  she came a few weeks earlier than planned but is doing great.  the mailman and i are on our way to the hospital to see them this afternoon.  its great to hold a new grandbaby.