May 26, 2010
11 year old Morgan drew the picture up there. Isn't it pretty? She inherited her mama's artist streak (just like her big brother). The jury is still out yet on little hunk-o-chunk. He has yet to pick up a pencil and draw. Hopefully it won't be a wall that he creates his first masterpiece on.
The kids and I love to draw and create pretty things. You DO know that they did my blog artwork, right? And you DO know that we have sold graphics to bloggers before? Shameless plug, I know. A girl has to do what she can to earn her way to Relevant in October... especially since the sponsorship has been slow coming.
I figured if I couldn't find time to go take pictures in the yellow flowers, I could at least take time out to scan my daughter's artwork and post it for you. Today is the cut-off date for entering in the 'Yellow' challenge with I Heart Faces (I mean yesterday now, naturally). So instead of a photo, I'm doing 'Illustration Tuesday'... er, Wednesday.
This post took the E N T I R E DAY for me to write; off and on, of course.
There were many interruptions - like bowling with the old people at the nursing home, eating lunch with our co-op friends, taking care of baby, picking up every. stinking. piece. of Tupperware (over and over) off of the floor in the kitchen, making sure that the baby didn't swallow the letter magnets or climb up the stairs, etc. These are important things.
Which brings me to.... I have a beef to pick with I Heart Faces.
There, I said it.
They just go too fast for me!
I am a busy woman. I homeschool my kids. I am the educator, cook, secretary, principal, mediator, chauffeur, courier, nanny, nurse, maid, and chief executive blogger of this household. As much as I adore a great photograph, there is often very little time to take them with my schedule.
That being said, it would be cool if they put their photo challenges up RIGHT AFTER they announced winners... to give us an entire WEEK to find the time to snap some pictures.
I had a few other images in mind for the yellow theme... but no time to post them. Until it was too late.
Now, I realize that I'm not a high-paid professional photographer... I'm just a 'budding' one... a low-paid 'budding' one. Rarely low-paid or even paid at all, actually... But that doesn't mean I should be denied the fun of an inspiring photo challenge each week - just because I have this other, really busy DAY job(s)... the SAHM Ninja kind - with all of its super-powers.
By the time I Heart Faces linky closes each week, I'm always too late... or the dog ate my homework. "That's my story and I'm stickin' to it."
I did manage to get a yellow picture up at the Homeschool Post today. I was working on it before we ate dinner... but by the time I got around to finishing the post, it was after 9PM. So I didn't even get to enter it in the challenge. How's that for cruel irony?
And then this post didn't get finished until tomorrow.
Yellow-bellied, cruel irony. This spinning Earth - out of control...
"It was all yellow."
Oh, well... at least now I know after scanning my entire catalogue of pictures on Picasa that I'm sadly lacking in the cheery color department. I'm planning to rectify the situation as soon as I can find some free time with the camera. Me and Canon are going to work on that little problem together real soon.
I know just the field of yellow wild-flowers to start in. [PLEASE PRAY there are no rattlesnakes. I'm scared of rattlesnakes.]