Monday, May 13, 2013
Our Weekend in a Nutshell
What a great weekend! The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design held an "Artist for a Day" program, offering so many hands on experiences for anyone interested in trying it out. This is the first time I'd heard of this, but apparently it's their third year. I already have a reminder set up to look into this next year, it was such a great time. I only wish we'd had more time to try out more things - those kids and their need to eat!
Some of the highlights for us included creating our own linocuts and tin soldiers. The girls melted tin with a blow torch, which was then poured into a mold. We didn't have time to try the pottery wheel, but there was a large clay board the girls put their mark on. The most surprising part of the day was that Pea was happy to have her picture taken as Vincent Van Gogh - without hesitation or a roll of the eyes! Can you guess who Elle is?
Mother's day was a lovely, relaxing day. Pea and I spent much of the day in bed reading, and I didn't even feel guilty about it. She also presented me with a hand made book of poetry she wrote, starting with a poem that had tears streaming down my face. Luckily, she threw in that funny acrostic poem - I always knew she thought I was odd, but not marvellously so :)
Hubby prepared delicious food - eggs benedict with asparagus and his famous home fries, and lobster fettuccini for supper. I was thoroughly spoiled, and enjoyed every minute of it.
And that dragon kite? Clearly, our study of China is as much for me, as it is for them!