Thursday, July 21, 2011

'Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.' ~Pablo Picasso


This is what we have been doing:
Creating and trying to stay cool.

















Think about this for a few moments:

1) It isn't 106 degrees, 
2) I'm not 5,700 miles from home, 
3) I'm not dressed in full BDU uniform and helmet and carrying 70+ pounds, and 
4) there is very little chance that anyone will shoot at me or that I might drive over a bomb in the road today.

 Thanks to all who serve. 






















Unknown Mami
Sunday Citar
Nihaoyall
This is part of Photo Story Friday at My Chaos My Bliss.
Honored to be hosting In The Studio this week with Studio JRU.

35 comments:

Kim said...

That looks like a great time. I love the perspective of the shots.
Your friend's facebook status is a very good reminder of how much we owe all of the men and women that serve our country.

lifebythecreek said...

So. My boy has 2 weeks to go (come this Monday) before school starts. I am currently on the Priceline website, trying to figure out how much it would cost me to send him to you. Bet I could get him there so that you could include him in the mountains of fun that you have...

liveinthebadlands said...

the status kinda puts things in perspective.... thanks for sharing.
love all of your creating.

Rachel said...

Love this entire post.

I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but those places are so much fun!

Mama Kat said...

I've been wanting to do this with my kids, but I'm waiting until they're old enough to put some thought into how they're painting. Love their projects!

Tamar SB said...

I love these places! I took Noam to one a few months ago and had so much fun making his little hand prints! And I love all the quotes you find!! Where do you get them all!!

AMKreations said...

That looks like such a fun place to take kids! What a lovely photo journey...and thanks for hosting Sneak Peek this week! =)

Jen Kershner said...

That looks like the perfect way to keep cool on a hot day.

Maddy said...

What a fantastic way to stay cool! Hope you had some of the "real" stuff afterwards too!

And your friend's status is so true and a reminder to have a thankful heart no matter the circumstances :)

Jennifer said...

Regarding your friend's status: it's all in how you look at it, isn't it? Grateful with you today to all who serve our great nation and protect our liberties.

Looks like everyone was having a good time painting pottery!

sonyamac said...

oh my ... my 20 year old niece ... just deployed yesterday for Afganastan

Skeller said...

of all the oodles and oodles of choices to stuff to paint, and Kaish paints an "I Love Mom" mug. I LOVE THAT. :-)

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Looks like fun! Is it wrong to be so hot I want to eat that ice cream, though? :)

Lolli said...

I LOVE the ceramic ice cream. It looks good enough to eat!

Cindy said...

Beautiful shots (as always :) )...love the organization I can see at the pottery painting place! We can ALWAYS be thankful we are just dealing with some heat, and not more crosses on top of that!

Blessings on your weekend...

Jodene Shaw said...

Thank you for the reminder not to complain about the heat! I so appreciate those serving and their families serving alongside them waiting for their return.

I love these photos! I had a "date" with my daughter doing this same thing about a month ago and we had a blast! You've inspired me to take more photos next time we go!

Thanks for hosting "in the studio"!

Roberta said...

So hear you on what we have to be thankful for and to be mindful of others when we are complaining! Can't wait to see the finished, fired pieces...I use to teach ceramics years ago when "dry-brushing" was the rage over glazes. Thanks for hosting this week and hope you have a wonderful weekend. Fondly, Roberta

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my gosh... that looks like so much fun! I have always wanted to go to a place like that! Thank you so much for hosting for me today Becky. You are the bestest! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so annoyed with all people who complain about the weather; get a life :)
We LOVE painting pottery...so much fun!
xo

Teachinfourth said...

I used to love this type of thing...now I just head to my underground cinema for entertainment.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

What awesome creations! And too true - I *love* the title of this post. (Because in a way, blogging is too! :) )

Sarah said...

I love these. How fun!!

Mary Marantz said...

Such a great post & a great reminder!

photowannabe said...

See, I told you you were a good Mom. Look what Kaishon painted for you!
What a delightful way to spend the day and what treasures were made.
Good stuff, as always Becky.

Farmgirl Paints said...

that is one of my very favorite things to do. wish i was there with you!

Aleta said...

God bless those who serve.

Love the pictures! Visiting from Sunday Citar :)
http://www.aletaophoto.com/Aleta_OBriens_Photography/Quote/Entries/2011/7/24_Sprinkles_of_Life.html

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I love these type of gifts. You'll have them for a long time. It will bring up great memories between the two of you.

urban muser said...

love the ice cream sundae!

Tara R. said...

We have a ceramics studio near us, your wonderful photos is making me want to visit again very soon.

Unknown Mami said...

I've never been to one of these places. Can't wait to take my girls.

Jim said...

Any chance they would let 'old people' in? Looks like a lot of fun!
Jim

Fresh Mommy said...

Definitely a fun time!! LOVE painting... and so do my kiddos :) And I'm so grateful for those that sacrifice so much to keep us free!! Thank God for them :)

Rebecca said...

I got the same message on my Facebook (about soldiers). I agree......Grateful for my freedom too!

myrelish said...

What a great way to spend the day.
And yes, thank you to all those who give so much to give us our freedom.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Your every post is a work of art. I appreciate your message to the soldiers too.
Blessings.