August 19, 2009

Color My World

After trying my hand at painting and creativity, I've decided I am better at art than I thought. It was never my strong suit in school. I am a testimony to the misnomer that lefties are the more creative type. What a misconception. I thought simple abstract art would be easy and carefree, but when you put a perfectionist to the task, the task is daunting. I found myself perfecting each stroke and line, which is the antithesis of the specific art form. It was like revisiting my elementary school art room, where even the legs on my stick people took hours to make flawless (a detail I still cannot do easily today). I now remember why I do not enjoy art....I'm a type A personality. Art as a relaxation method? Try telling that to a Monica!

Needless to say, after hours of perfecting color tones....these are the products (original art, that I will never produce or attempt again).

(Special thanks to the second artists on this one, Sharon Sidell)

August 4, 2009

long time no see

Dear Diary,
It's been a while since we've spoken. I've been so very busy. This summer has flown by. We have had weddings, celebrated anniversaries, vacationed, and entertained family and friends. Time flies when you are having fun. These things are what remind me of how blessed I am for love, joy, family, and provision. I love that God gives us excitement, relaxation, and celebrations to remind us to enjoy our life!
Thought I would give a photo diary of some of the summer's events.

celebrating our 1 year anniversary downtown

Vacation to visit JP's family on the Jersey Shore

Kim & Brent's Wedding

Cubbies game with my parents

4th of July (getting over my fear of sparklers)