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A Bit Neglected, Not Forgotten

It has been a very long time since I posted something. For both of you who read this blog regularly (okay… now and then), I thought I’d let you know what’s up so you don’t have to wonder if I’ve decided to abandon the poor, wee blog.

I have lots of things to post. Really. I do. I have photos. I have more of Aidan’s art home from school (finally). I have new projects to share. I might even have a tangle or two. What I don’t have… a computer that cooperates. Shortly after the last photos were put online, the silly computer decided that it no longer recognized my camera via USB. It doesn’t have a card reader since the unnamed person who ordered the parts and built the computer sorta neglected that useful feature. Now it has decided that it can’t access the DVD drive. It regularly fails to boot properly, too. Motherboard? Power supply? Might be all sorts of things. Sometime this summer, we’ll get around to opening it up and figuring out what’s faulty and we’ll get her operating smoothly again. Until then, since I can’t upload photos, I’m going to wait to post about the content of those photos. So you have to wait, too. All two of you.

Grade 4 and 5 Art

This project was a delight. I was lucky enough to guide about 90 grade four students through this art project last year. It is a mixed media piece incorporating multiple layers, crayon, oil pastel and watercolour. The most wonderful thing about this project is that every child had success and created a piece of art that made them proud.

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This lovely ocean scene is by Alex.

The following was a project assigned at school and completed at home. This grade 5 art assignment:  paint yourself participating in a sport. He chose rock climbing and started his painting at school. Unfortunately, the canvas hadn’t been primed, the acrylic paint at school was watery and transparent and the brushes were horrible. Needless to say, we were able to fix those things at home. Alex is proud of the final result and we’re thrilled to have it hanging in the family room.

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Alex going up…

Not quite owls

Yes, we know. We are not owls.

Yes, we know. We are not owls.

So… a long while back I promised an updated website. That promise was made after the unfortunate mangling of a previous incarnation. I registered a new domain which was much nicer than the previous and parked it. Then I muddled about for a while in deep contemplation over the content of the new site. Okay, I admit it, I neglected to think about it very much. Barely at all in fact. Until a little while ago when I was inspired to share some information. Information which I will get around to posting someday when I’ve actually gotten it organized. Yes, organized. You can stop laughing now.

I’m not organized yet. You’ll have to be patient. I’m working on it. Really. Yup. It’s true.

Meanwhile, I have started the process of developing the site. I have no idea what form it’s going to take but I figured that a blog would be the easiest way to keep it updated. Much easier than coding all that stuff myself. Which I could do. But why make you wait for me to create it all from the code on up? Do you want to wait longer? Did you even realize that you were waiting? Probably not. Welljustnevermindthen. I’ll just get on with it. At least the process has begun. It only cost me a couple few whole lot of gray hairs to get WordPress installed on the site. Don’t ask. I’m not telling. Suffice it to say that when I figured out the problem, I got to blame it almost entirely on the hosting site. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

See you soon with some art, some adventures, some choices … maybe even some owls.