Saturday, June 20, 2015

Out of the Box Saturday

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday is now Out of the Box Saturday. It's all about me discovering something that is different. I don't want to post things that you and I have more than likely heard before. I want to find something different. I'll cover something sing | songy one week, and artsy | fartsy the next.

This week I'm covering something artsy. Igor Morski is a Polish illustrator,  graphic designer, illustrator and set designer. Presently, he focuses on mixed media graphic art, based manly on photo manipulation, drawing, recently also 3D.

His work has a surrealist feel to it to me. 

He is the co-owner of Morski Stuido's.

All work belongs to Igor Morski

Check out Igor Morski's Website.
Check out his Morski Studio.
Purchase his prints here.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ranom Tid Bits

  1. My birthday, Father's Day, and the first day of summer all happen on the same day this year. I'm going out for breakfast with my sister's, mom and dad on Saturday to celebrate my birthday and Father's Day. Then on the 21st we'll stop by to see my dad more than likely, we're going to Jurassic World, and going out to Olive Garden for dinner.

    When Travis told me about Father's Day landing on my birthday I teased him and said, "I guess we'll have to figure out which one is more important to celebrate that." He's like, "What?" I was only kidding. I think Jurassic World and Olive Garden will make everyone happy. The boys hardly get scared with movies. It's not like I let them watch horror flicks. I don't need to worry about them getting freaked out with a little Jurassic madness.

  2.  One night this week we picked a lot of peas. Travis planted them, so it was our job to pick them. I didn't realize he made an agreement with the neighbors that they could have a bag of peas if they let their lawn guy know not to weed eat the fence. Once I picked them we had to take them all out of the pods. It took all evening.

    Maybe this sounds selfish of me, but I wasn't happy to share them. Part of me wanted to go to the store, buy them a bag of peas and say, "Here's your bag of peas." At least I wouldn't have spent tons of time on those. It would be one thing if we were really close to them. We're not. All the sudden I sounded like a selfish bit_h.
    I'm all for sharing with my friends, family and co-workers. I've given a ton of homemade jam to people in the past. I make people cookies. They scratch my back, and I scratch theirs. I have acted good towards strangers. I let people go in front of me in line a lot, and put carts away that are randomly in the parking lot. Letting people go in front of me, and putting carts away doesn't take all evening. Not to mention all the time it took to plant those suckers. Overall I'm not a person that likes to share. I always hated as a kid to let my sister pick at my food when we went out to eat (she always does that). I dislike going in on gifts because sometimes I don't get paid back. I'd rather just go get someone something on my own. I love trying to find the perfect gift for a kid. Are you a person that likes to share?

  3. Speaking of jam I'm disappointed in our June Berries this year. I usually pick 4 quart bags full of them. This year I didn't even get 1 full one. I think berries don't do well with a ton of rain. We've had a lot of that this year.

  4. I'm getting my hair cut today. YAY! I like my hair shortish, but Travis likes it longer. It's my birthday weekend, so I'm cutting it. 

  5. Isaak and Mica are still enjoying their fun summer school. I'm really glad we signed them up for it. They love their classes, and argue with me about how it isn't school. It's too fun to be school I guess. They have pretty full classes except for 1 of Mica's. There's only Mica and 1 other kid in one of his classes. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


I haven't blogged all week. Any post that has gone up was scheduled. 
What have I been doing?

I've been working on a poster for work. I didn't draw the characters. I'm taking watercolor and salt textures, and adding them, color, shading, highlights, and details in the computer.

It was fun the first 2 days. In fact I worked at home, while we watched a movie. Then my boss handed me all the body drawings for all the characters. Now I have to figure out how to do that to. I'll be coloring in the computer for awhile I'm afraid.

Never mind the guide lines on the sides. They are not part of the poster. It's just where the poster is being cropped. I have so many layers that it wouldn't save. I had to merge some layers together. The background will be dark, like a galaxy.

Some of the characters I like, while others I just don't care for. The frog wizard looks nothing like a frog to me. I had to do a lot of work on those eyes! The bird is fun. You can't see it here, but each salt circle has a green stroke around it. It took an insane amount of time.

I still have the girl, the horse, and the background to finish up. Then it's moving on to saving them all separate, and adding their bodies. Oh that would have been easier to have their bodies when I started this project. 

If I seem absent this, along with working on my stairwell is more than likely what I'm doing. 

What have you been up to?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WW: Dixie Quicks & Art {Linky}

On Sunday we went out for breakfast. I've been to the local restaurant Dixie Quicks before for dinner, but not for breakfast. 

The boys wanted French Toast. We got them their French Toast, a cup of fruit to split, and juice. We hardly go out for breakfast. I never expected this:

Isaak ate half of his. Mica ate the whole plate of French Toast. Between the French Toast and full glass of juice I'm pretty sure they ate and drank their yearly calorie consumption. 

Food Coma

Last Bite

I had the Asparagus and Proscuitto Omelet. Travis had Cactus scrambled with eggs, black beans, and tortitas.

The food was so good!

The whole reason we went to Dixie Quicks was to visit The Dog Show - By Adopt Art Omaha. A variety of artists were given wooden dogs, and they could decorate them any way they wanted. RNG Gallery is where the dogs were displayed. The gallery is attached to Dixie Quicks. It's the only time all the dogs were together. After the show the dogs will be put on a scavenger hunt in the local area. The mission of Adopt Art Omaha is to encourage an appreciation and understanding of art in Nebraska and beyond.

I worked on 4 of the dogs. I'm not really a dog person, but it was fun to work on them. On all of them I tried to use found objects, paint and glue.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy 45th

My parents had their 45th wedding anniversary this weekend. My oldest sister said, "I need your help cutting some bushes. I'll fix you dinner."
Then we all surprised them by having dinner. 
We even invited my Grandpa, and Aunt Becky (which both come to a lot of events). We all parked a ways away, so they couldn't tell we were there.

The boys hid in the hallway to jump out at them. My Mom had Polio, so they don't walk super fast up the steps. The boys were like, "Come on Grandma and Grandpa!"

They were surprised. My Dad said, "Man I wore crappy clothes because I thought I was doing yard work."

Even the youngest in the clan was in on the surprise. 

The cake was a big part of our conversation. I guess a 7" was $20, and an 8" cake was $55! WTH!? They went with a 7", cheap cupcakes for the kids, and a pineapple upside down cake for the groom's cake.

Everyone seemed to have fun. The bigger boys kept busy. I had to laugh because I went outside to pack the car up, and there they all were. They looked like they were getting ready to play football. 

Upon further investigation I saw that they were huddled around their cousin Evan who was playing a Jurassic Park game.

 Have you even been part of a surprise party?


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