Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mud and Flowers

I was very happy to pick up a vintage washtub this weekend at the Valley Junction Antique Jamboree; yesterday I got some flowers planted in it.  Maybe I should have waited though, because having a washtub available might have come in handy after Jacob accidentally took a dive into the huge mud puddle in our yard, courtesy of yesterday's torrential downpour. 

How cute is he covered in mud?  Pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.  He handled the situation well:  "Mommy, please help me.  Get me out of this mud puddle."  Apparently he enjoys splashing in puddles but not diving into them; but his little bicycle got stuck and he went face-first over the handlebars.  I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Art in the Park

On Saturday I travelled to Dallas Center for Art in the Park.  It was a great day; even the weather cooperated.  Here are a few pics; I tried getting more creative with my display for my first outdoor show this year and had fun using my mom's vintage typewriter and a birdcage that I picked up for five bucks at Market Day a couple years ago. 
It was nice to get out of Des Moines and do something different.  Mound Park in Dallas Center was a great location for this event and I enjoyed meeting lots of nice people.  I am looking forward to going back next year.
Next up is Market Day on June 25.  Always a good time.  www.marketdayiowa.com.  If you're a Farmers Market regular, then you should definitely add Market Day to your agenda.  We're just a few steps away inside the Kirkwood at 4th and Walnut from 9 am until 2 pm. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Perfect Day, start to finish.

Yesterday was one of those rare days where everything went just right.  I woke up early and puttered around in the studio, adding some finishing touches to a few projects.  Enjoyed a beautiful morning with coffee on the patio, feeding our bird visitors, watering the flowers, and yoga before the little guy woke up.  Jacob and I went to the park, made new friends and we found out about the nature education & storytime that happens there every Wednesday; we stayed to enjoy storytime and a short nature hike.  It didn't rain so I hung the laundry on the clothesline.  And a nice surprise: a new customer of mine from Market Day took the time and effort to include a bit about the journal she bought from me on her blog; you can check it out at: www.craftleftovers.com.  Thanks, Kristin!

I'm so lucky to spend my days with the best little guy ever and doing what I like to do.  Doesn't get much better!  Here's to a wonderful summer.