Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, July 12, 2010

Full Nest

All my chicks came to visit last week, including my Mom and Dad. We had a full house and when they left, although we love the quiet, we missed the constant energy they created while they were here. It truly was a singing, busy little nest.

I layered on this page in my journal while it laid on the kitchen bar between meals, and snacks and visits.

But I wasn't the only one creating.

My mother had taught my daughter, Joli, to make a ruffle, and this is Joli now passing on a sewing lesson to her little niece.

My son-in-law took some Sculpey and made this adorable cowboy head because I told him I wanted to make an art doll sometime. He is a very talented cowboy artist.

Then my Dad tried his hand at it. This was his first time to mold a head with clay. Isn't it amazing?
It still needs baking and paint.

Then, of course, I had to try and I started this head and then my Dad put the finishing touches to it. We think these would make interesting and clever wine stoppers.

There was lots of love and lots of creative energy flowing around, where the corn is growing high and pumpkin plants coming up for fall make the perfect back-drop.

I caught Cash loving on a toad.
I'm a blessed little bird to have such a sweet nest of goodness.


Diane said...

Great family and love this post!

Rebecca Anthony said...

This is so sweet, there is nothing better than family(O:

Buffy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your family,it sounds like you had a full house. Which is nice once in awhile. We had a full house last week too and now I'm enjoying some quiet time.

DJ said...

How creative! Love the way your family just jumped in and made stuff. What fun!
Now, get some rest. :-)

aspecialjourneyofmyown said...

How cool that you all got creative together. Sounds like your nest was buzzing!

Karin Bartimole said...

Sounds like a wonderful gathering with fun and creative play intertwined through out! Those heads are great - so much character in each :)
Thank you for your visit and caring message. I have been laying low, soon heading off to my home away from home while I undergo radiation. Not exactly summer vacation, but I'll make the most of it in what ever way I can! blessings to you and your beautiful family, xo K

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love your Singing In my Nest art journal page and to think you layered on it between doing things in the kitchen. Wow! It is beautiful. I believe I think to hard when trying to collage. I just started art journaling last week, so I'm new at it but excited about what the journey will reveal and teach me.