Watercolor Progress Report

Although it may not seem so on Wee Folk Art, our summer was filled with much artistic expression. I've just been really, really selfish with my time, and haven't been sharing all our endeavors online, but when the fall rolls around, I'm always so much better at spending time at my computer, so I'll be sharing lots over the next several weeks :)

First off, I want to thank all you dear hearts that have emailed me with inquires about my watercolor progress. If you haven't done so already, you might wish to read these blog entries: Diving Into Watercolors and  Natural Versus Learned Talents where I talk about my "brush" with watercolors. It's been an unrequited desire of mine for decades, so it's been an exciting journey to finally open the paints and start exploring.

So, for those of you that have asked, or for anyone interested, I am sharing my watercolors NOT because I think they are spectacular... I have much to learn... but to hopefully encourage those of you that have yet to try some artistic endeavor, to just jump in! If I'm never great, I am enjoying each and every brush stroke! So, here...Read more

Maker Faire 2011

The Boys went to see all thing Geek last weekend at the 2011 Maker Faire. Bug, Daddy and Othy all had a blast. Othy is a computer engineer, Daddy is a Mechanical Engineer and Bug is definitely an engineer in training. Based on how excited they all were when they returned... it was engineer heaven. Daddy took some pictures for me to share.
 

FIRE

 

 

ROBOTS

 

 

 

 

DANCING FIRE

 

 

 

 

WATER ROBOTS

 

 

 

 

TAKING APART OLD GADGETS

 

 

 

 

SOLDERING LED LIGHTS

 

 

 

 

ROBOTS SHOOTING FIRE!

Apparently there are also crafting booths at the Faire... but the boys could not comment on such things... if it didn't involve moving parts or fire (or preferably both) it...Read more