Sunday, February 20, 2011

my weekend: parties and portraits

Warning:  photo heavy post!  I loved working on this piece.  I used all kinds of stuff and it felt good using a lot of things I had on hand, but hadn't used in a long time, for example, my alcohol inks, and tim holtz crackle medium.  Misty, as part of the class exercise, suggested to go big.  So I did.  And it was great.  

This is the full viewage:  love is all i got to give.  and just underneath her (super-sized) hands:  love is all there will ever be.  and the cute 'toujours'.

After I got painting out of my system, I had to tend to Elisa's 4th birthday party.  We had a small get together at my house with our family.  Elisa was sooo excited.  She was so happy to have everyone there for her special day.

Xavier learned how to put tattoos on all by himself (thanks Helen).  And he turned into a Xavier-von-diet.  Love the sleeve he created with an ENTIRE package of tattoos.

And Anthony even came by.  With his girlfriend.  Yup.  He's got a girl, Fey (I think she spells it).  Oh puppy love, you're so cute.

This would be the old man section.  KMSL.  My brother with the blue and my hubs in the brown.  And yes, Al, you're definitely losing your hair. 

And Peter my nephew!  Yup he's a cutie and the girls just love him.  Even Elisa.

And here's moms, and Helen (aka the tattoo  putter-oner-helper), and my sis.   All of us crammed into our little house.  It's perfect for four people (and a furry dude), but put a few more people and it all of a sudden becomes horribly clausterphobic.  It's a good thing I liked everyone who came.  lol

I'm sooo exhausted.  Hosting parties are lots of fun, but boy, oh so tiring boy.

Happy Weekend,


yay Monday is a holiday Family Day.  What will you be doing?


Marilyn Rock said...

I just saw your recent art piece on Misty's group! I love it! I'm going to try big soon. Thanks for sharing your family photos; the party looked like such fun! You have a beautiful family!

Paula said...

Wow!!! I have not looked at your blog since my injury more than six months ago and I am completely floored!!! Your art has dramatically changed and I LOVE it!! Great work!
Much Love!
Paula (a fellow Torontonian)