Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Up and Up Do and What's Up

Went to see UP today. I really liked it, but don't want to spoil it for anyone. We saw it in 3-D, so that was cool. If I had seen it as a child, I would have been anxious during several scenes, but kids today are much more savvy than we were at the same age. Can't go wrong with a Pixar movie, so if you want to learn more, click here.

I'm not sure if I mentioned, but now that I have gotten back to my natural color hair, I'm trying to grow out the length. If you have ever tried this, you know what a hassle it is. My usual trick to avoiding the hassle is shown in this picture. Can you guess what it is?

Let me know what you think it is and I'll respond in my comment section in a couple of days.

In the meantime, here is a shot of a cute guy that visited us this week. My hubby is a musician, singer, and actor and has musician friends and such, and this one let me smooch him on the cheek.

He is just too cute. DH had some neat toys waiting for him, and he is a little ham anyway, so they plopped a rock-n-roll cowboy hat on him and he was happy to pose for me. I made sure to send a goody box of beads and fun stuff back for his sister. Ahh, the joys of other people's kids.

Well, I have been pretty busy with my sculpture and will just show one last picture before the big reveal. Don't be alarmed by this next shot...

I have never done a sculpture using an armature before and I have had such fun. Some might think this was a bit elaborate for a first project, but what I didn't know didn't hurt me. First time with paper clay, also. I like it, although it does take some getting used to. Hopefully in the next few days I can get the front arms attached and start painting.

Well, that's it for now. I hope to not be so long between posts. When this art project is done, I'll have more time. I have even been dreaming about this project. Whew, I'll be glad when it's done, but in a way I will miss it. This may sound silly, but I feel like I have gotten to know this silly little sculpture as I worked on it. Is this how it is with you? Just wondering.

Ok, off to see what else I can get into. Take care and enjoy what is left of hump day.


Angela Recada said...

"Ahh, the joys of other people's kids." - so true, so very, very true!
I can't wait to see your sculpture!

And, my goodness, does your hair grow fast! I love the color, but I've told you that a few times before, already, haven't I?

Thanks for your input on Firefox - I really love it. No more problems!

Take care,

Liska said...

I haven't heard of UP. I will have to see if it is out in the UK. I think you get movies earlier in the U.S.... but no doubt it will be here soon.

I will keep my eyes pealed.

Thanks for sharing your hair style and the sculpture (which sounds exciting)... can't wait for the big reveal.

Liska x

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi susan
Love your hair colour it looks great.
I love working with air dry clay and have a Unicorn I once made in cloth using this method.
Must get it out and put on my blog.
You have given me inspiration to get some more air dry thing going.
Elizabeth. XXXXX

Merrie. said...

Wow you are so talented. I am now a follower; thank you for visiting me and leaving such a kind comment about Niles. He was my oldest and my closest bully baby; he is so missed; people like you are making the healing a little easier although it will be a long time before I feel healed I think. I will visit again; I need to visit your other blog too!! Merrie

Marie S said...

Is that a fall? Geesh, do they still call them that?

You have a gorgeous hair color. I would love mine to look like that.

Thanks so much for visiting.
I am anxious to see the sculpture finished.
What an darling boy.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Tricia said...

hi susan, i can't wait to see the completed sculpture. i love how you just jump into new projects, unafraid. you go girl! :)

and the hair--is it one of those clip on extension pieces like from Sally's? whatever it is, it looks great. the color too.


Susan said...

Tricia knows me too well! Yes it is a hair "extension" with elastic that you can wrap around a pony tail. I found this one at a shop at the flea market and it matches my color exactly and for only $10. Makes growing out your hair much easier. Go Tricia!

Susan said...

Marie, you were so close. I remember falls and also those large braided hair pieces that we all pinned to the tops of our head for senior pictures. Those were the days!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan!
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!
Working with an armature is a lot of fun, it'll be interesting to see the end result.
You look very busy this summer!