I had plans for this weekend.
I had simple plans for beach time, a nice night out, a reunion with my son, some photography time, and a couple hours of art time.
My son, the Texas son, arrived home late Friday night.
He’s been in summer school since May, and now he has a couple weeks off before fall session begins.
He was last home for a quick weekend in June.
He was SHOCKED to see how much Fred has grown.
(Fred’s gigantic size is something you can’t really *get* unless you see him in person. It isn’t fully conveyed in photographs.)
Anyway, my daughter surprised me by deciding to come visit also since her little brother was home.
A gaggle of her friends came along.
And that is how I ended up having a big
party group at my house over the weekend.
I didn’t expect people at the house, other than my son.
As a result, I had pulled out an entire store’s worth of art supplies late Friday.
My house looks like a craft store vomited all over the place.
But, as unprepared as I was, I think it all worked out okay.
Everyone got fed and appeared to have a good time.
No one seemed to mind my kitchen table being covered in art supplies.
I had hoped to spend a big chunk of the weekend making prints with my gelli plate, but maybe that will happen later this week?
By the way, if you’re interested in playing with a gelli plate, it’s best to use cheap craft paints with it.
They have more water in the paint than “good” paint – which makes them great for work on a gelli plate.
(I pick up craft paints when they go on sale for 40-60 cents each.)
Anyway, other than all of THAT, my remaining time consisted of all the usual stuff like cleaning and laundry.
Fred has been shedding his puppy coat so I find I spend a lot of time either vacuuming,
And/or chasing dog hair tumbleweeds across the house.