Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer, Art, and Keeping up with Life!

How does life get to be so busy!  Fiona's First Communion really through me off.  At least when it's Alexa's turn, in two years, I will have done it once - so it shouldn't be as crazy.

We are almost ready to move into our new "old" house.  My husband, Andrew, has been working really, really hard at restoring it back to it's original splendor.  Behind the garage is a never ending pile of discarded slate roofing tiles.  As soon as I saw them sitting there, piled in all their glory, I just knew I had to try collaging them.

I have also discovered that the smaller broken pieces make beautiful magnets.  I have already started selling those at Gabby Road Studios, the art gallery here in Norwalk.  They are quick to make and I can get a lot of them finished in a short amount of time.  Which is very important because lately, time seems to be the thing that I have the least of!

Finally, my parent's camper has officially opened for the summer!!  I can't wait for lazy summer evenings spent sitting around their campfire watching the girls roast marsh mellows and trying to catch lightning bugs.  And my father  - will be the biggest kid of them all.  What is your favorite summer memory?  Leave a post answering my question (by June 2nd) and I will put your name in a hat for a drawing for a magnet.  :)

Blessings ~Cassie


sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cassie,

I loved hearing from you today on my blog and thank you so much for your sweet comments concerning my handbags!!
I love your summer memories of your kids and your father...and the trailer...sounds very relaxing indeed!
My favorite memories are of my sons and I going to the Fourth of July parade, and then in the evening we would go to the park in town and set up our blankets and chairs and oooohhh and awww when the fireworks would explode in beautiful colors and patterns against the night sky. Each son would get their turn on my lap on the chaise lounge and we would lie back and watch the sons now are in their thirties and have children of their own to create their own memories.

Love this post....:)

Blessings and Hugs,


Garden Girl☺ said...

It has been so long since I have visited! Your girls are have grown up so much! I have lots to catch up on!
My favorite summer memory is my dad grilling outside then all of us eating dinner at this picnic table we have.ahhhh so fun. :D

Leah said...

So good to hear from you Cassie.
I had assumed you and the blog world had parted ways. ( i think we are all tempted on certain days to think "now WHY do I do this?".
I love the new look of your blog. My best summer memory has to be playing hide and go seek at night with my brother, cousins and neighborhood kids. I am actually working on a short story submission on just that, based on a blog post I did about summer memories a few weeks ago. Love the slate mixed media art too.

Jenny Petricek said...

What a fun challenge! I remember summers at the cottage my parents and grandparents rented on Shawano Lake in northeastern Wisconsin. My grandparents have been gone for a few years now, and I always tear up a bit at the memories of the fun we all had together. Vacations just aren't the same now that they're gone.

Kelly said...

I love your slate magnets- they are really wonderful! And that picture of your Dad is the best xo!