Thursday, October 27, 2011

Table gone painty!

For painting this week, I sealed our table...a result of many hours of paint play! 

 Baby did the handprints all on her own.  I was doing something, and suddenly I hear, in a loud proud tone, HANDPRINTS!
 There are some cool patterns deep beneath lots of baby blobs.  I used paper towels to mop up the mess, and voila...paper towel prints!



All of us girls had too much fun with with window crayons.  It totally covers little finger prints!
 see...we got snow!

and because I love whipping out my fisheye/wide angle adapter!

Have a joyous weekend!
I am going to hang at home, and try to get over a monster cold.
 I'll probably pet a bunch of cats, much to my dismay.  I'll cuddle with my dog lots, and talk to our bird.
 I probably won't eat a lollipop, but you never know...

and btw, this is our eating table too!  fun!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's OK to eat Ice Cream in the Bathtub!


Who knows this book?  It's cute.  We have had it for years and years, and now babe reads it.  There is a page that looks like this...

Whenever I read this book, all animated and cute, I say "It's OK to eat macaroni and cheese in the bathtub...NOOOOO!"  haha, if you know me, you may be surprised that I don't.  I am huge on letting the babes make huge messes for fun, and it gives me time to do something I want.  It gets cleaned up!  ...but when it comes to pasta in the tub, and clogging that drain...I just have to say no to that one!  And Hubs would kill me if he found pasta clogging the drain!

but... Ice Cream, I can do!!!


and that best part...she is already in the tub to clean up the sticky mess!  See, win win!



and a little side snapshot, because oh how I LOVE watching my first baby play flute...

She's so grown up!

Monday, October 24, 2011

a kissy couple

I took fotos this past Sunday of a newlywed couple and their children.  We headed out a little too early, so we have shadows, but I am pleased, and even more pleased that every time I said Now Kiss, these two totally started kissing.  It made me very happy.

Here are a couple, of the kissy couple, and two little boys, both of whom were not interested in me and my beloved camera!

So last year I found this blog, she called it Photo Freak, but that is not the address, so I cannot find her!  Well, she had this great post and linky on the "Almost Kiss".  It was really cool, but I hadn't yet taken shots of lovey couples...but look!  It is an "almost kiss"!  Freaking cool!, even with the shadow across his head!


and...
ok, you can get critical, and I did shop off Mr's rear, but there was a kid head sticking out from behind it, and I tried and tried to photoshop it out, but it was awful, so I chopped the head off!  Not too bad?  Right?  Please, tell me it's not toooo bad!

So this amateur is enjoying all the kissing. I wonder what my next couple will have in store for me?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kiss the ground, this painting is complete!

a bunch of fotos of my love, obsession, vexation, and happiness these past three weeks.  When things get a little crazy, just start painting...

















Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One Year Ago...

and my, how they change.



little different editing style...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dark night.

more darkness, but light and answers too.  My Kelsey is quickly becoming a woman.  Today we will celebrate, in her way!

Taken last night.  So many emotions.

remember when they were just little girls?  Sweet.  Happy running through the trees. Life seems so simple then

Sunday, October 16, 2011

long road

don't we all seem to have such a long road ahead of us at times?

I found this pic in my phone tonight.  My daughter Kelsey took it last week, and today she is suffering from some serious depression.  What 11 year old should say I just want to hide away and not be seen? This photo just seemed so suiting.



She usually has a couple rough days a month, and a not-so-good day once or twice a week.  Then, the rest of the time she is functioning so well.  It is my greatest pain to watch this.  I am going to go talk about this tomorrow, and I am going to let her stay home and do her school work.  This is why we homeschooled.  She needed the freedom to go through her darkness, and not miss school. Now, she loves her new middle school, but still misses so many days. I got a letter saying she is being screened for gifted and talented.  But what about her emotional stability?  On the upside, this road keeps going, and we keep going, and she keeps going, and on and on we go...and she, with every year, gets better and better.  Oh, my love.

The new Somerset finally came.  This is a pic of our piece. It is a little canvas called This Very Moment and is about my middle girl Madison, letting go of her role as the baby.  It was a tender and scary moment, and one she is now adjusted to, although still doesn't always like!


I took Madison out on an errand date today. She loved being alone with me.  We went and got salad, and then to many stores for some paint and out for lots and lots of veggies and fruits.  We hit all the sales!  Tonight, after dinner, we juiced for our dessert!  It was so awesome and yummy. (Today I ate about 75 percent RAW! and 95 percent Vegan ...Woot!)

So, I haven't painted this weekend.  I am nearly done with the Montessori painting, and now the girls are expressing massive love for it and don't want it to leave our house!  Kelsey says it makes her so happy!  How can you take that away from a family of girls?  Hubs this morning, after getting up early with babe, came up to me and told me how much he is liking this painting.  Really? I didn't think you cared at all about these cute ones!!!  Well...he must!  I was giddy.  He is my favorite man!

To end this post, and my night, I went into to see if Kelsey was asleep.  This takes her a long time sometimes, especially when she is blue.  She was all curled up under her blankets and with her huge tiger and soft wolf.  She looked so peaceful, and I am happy. Then, looking back at Paiger on her little bed, I just feel so lucky, so loved, even if these kids make me completely crazy!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

new post, no pics

Today I have been thinking a lot about the home, what it means to me.  I have been thinking about what is important, and what is really not.  I have been struggling with some decisions others make, and tell me about, yet I have no business to interfere or go off about how those decisions are bad ones, and that they hurt us all.  I have been thinking about true friendship, about mothering, and who to encompass. (should that be whom or who?  Oh, the whom who issue!) Maybe instead of pushing the others away, can I positively influence them?  And why am I so righteous? Do I sometimes take part in what I think is wrong?  How can I live that good life, do everything that is "right" and not judge others?

Honestly, do we try to surround ourselves only with those like-minded?  I have always kept people in my life that others don't like.  I try to find the good and hold on.  Sadly, I don't always see much good in the end.

Just thoughts.

on a more uplifting note, I have been really thinking about bunnies.  Really cute bunnies.  I finally just finished my second story for my mentor, ok...nearly finished, and I am finally happy with the story, full of bunnies, and little girl magic hands!  Then, I found a little pet shop bunny yesterday, and I am so excited to do another little pet shot painting this weekend, like I did my birdie HERE!!! last summer.  Go bunnies and magic hands!



Sunday, October 9, 2011

little behind, this and that, etc...

ok, so as always, I'm a bit behind...on everything I do.

I have worked on the board for the Montessori school.  It will be done by the end of the week. Here is  a camera phone peek...on my messy piano, with controllers, Harry Potter, and Pride and Prejudice.    The man in the middle is a robot man!  I love him. Obviously, I am mostly working left to right.  I am ready to finish this, and hope lots of little ones enjoy and play along.
  and here is more random mess and tidbits all over my living room.  That painting in the middle on top I did last night at a cute little paint studio, and bar!  ...I left off the e in breathe because I think my drink was too strong.  I have never painted anything like this, it was fun, although not me. I really like the vibrant colors and I think I will gift it for Christmas, or not.  Who knows.  I will add the e though.  I do know how to spell, sometimes.
 And this week I did my first pencil sketch.  I prefer painting. This is from Tam's Fabulous Faces course.  I got it with my Life Book ecourses, for next year.  I am stoked about all the different teachers and la la la.
Today we put a twin bed down on the floor next to our big, marital, bed, and Paiger is napping in it now.  So sweet, but I am certain she will be in bed with us tonight.  Baby steps says Bob!

I think I'll link this to PPF, although I always seem to link up on Sunday.

And the new issue of Somerset Memories, that I am in, still has not come.  I had to go check it out at Barnes and Noble.  I took a pic of me and my mag, but I looked horrible last night, says all photos I was in, and so I think I will just refrain from sharing.

And because fellow PPFer asked, here are my answers!


1. what is your name and stuff? and any other good information. like bank account details.
Daniele aka Hot Mama!

2. what is super hot about you?  <--- don't you Dare skip this one.  answer it.
Hubs loves the rack and the ass, I like my shoulders and back when all toned. 

3.  don't lie or cheat: what is under your couch right now?
Too much yuck, that's what!

4.  when was the last time you shaved your legs?
yesterday...ah, all better.

5.  what did you have for breakfast?
Diet Coke!  Seriously.  That's it.  Then I got all sick and nauseous a couple hours later when I took my vitamins and then realized I only had Diet Coke for breakfast.  So, ya, that sucked settling my tummy.
6. if you could choose a new name, what would you name yourself?
Lacey (a character in my mind)!

7.  have you ever had plastic surgery?
Yes!  I had a mommy makeover after number two, then we had number three, and I nursed, and milk only came in on one boob, and now I have one low nah nah and one almost perky one!  It's pretty.

8. are you afraid of the dark?
no.

9. are you a hermit?
yes and no.
10.  why do you blog?
Because I love myself so much and I want others to love me too.  I actually started this blog, as opposed to just a family blog, to find other artists, and mothers with aspie kids.
The End.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

More pics of new baby!



I could totally get the hang of doing this for work!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Random Tidbits Floating Around My Brain

I have missed both deadlines for my second story.  I MUST finish asap!

Kelsey needs to get to sleep, or tomorrow will suck.

I worked on the painting, continued from post below, and below.  I am really starting to love it.

Today I spun my face off, tomorrow we stroll.

My imac has officially been renamed isuck.

I want to be an artist when I grow up.

I want my Somerset to come in the mail.  Still not here!

I have lots of fotos to edit!

I think I am nearly ready to sleep now.  Most family is nestled up in bed.  ...ah, I hope Kels gets to sleep!

I like this picture of me, from our Pumpkin Patch outing Sunday.  Must go through those pics as well.


I am such a poser!

I love sun flares!

Will this cold ever leave my body?

I love that I sleep with my babe.  I have always been a huge co-sleeper.  Can't help it.  Never could.

Only two more from Sunday.  Seriously, when imac becomes isuck, editing and such takes forever!




and I leave you to this cuteness...so now I can go to sleep.


Good thing I had another babe, those olders don't put up with me and my Nikon love much anymore!