My friend, Lillian of It’s A Dome Life, is a lovely artist, and when I helped her out with some blog stuff, she ended up repaying me with this amazing painting.
The painting is almost as tall as me and is in keeping with the garden theme of my daughter’s bedroom. The kids and I love it so much, we either need to break Lillian’s website again or commission one for my son.
But the best part of her artist-ness is when I Facebook messaged her full of angst about my son stepping on the painting and leaving behind a tiny dirty footprint (he was so sad as well), she replied, “I was thinking it might even get drawn on at some point!”
An interactive painting is exactly what a budding artist needs — so much more than a perfectly clean painting.
When I’m not losing perspective while drawing bad stick figures, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- How To Get More Than Fine When You Ask How Was School Today: On Richmondmom, I share the ways I get my kids to tell me the good and bad and the really? did that actually happen? about their school day.
- I Will Not Pray That You Are Healed: On Progressive Christianity, I don’t pray for outcomes even when asked. I pray for strength and acceptance because I can’t understand the world and I can’t keep my faith any other way.
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- You Can’t Have It All, but You Can Have Cake: On NYT Op-Ed, I love how Delia Ephron talks about having it all and how it looks different for everyone and even changes over time. (thoughtful)
- Video of the day: Lenny Kravitz overhears street band playing his music and jumps in: On SupaJam, Lenny Kravitz overhears a teenage praise band singing Fly Away and joins in. (cool – h/t Natalie H.)
- The 6 Weirdest Things We’ve Learned Since 9/11: From Cracked, maybe the terrorists really did win. (interesting and disheartening)
- Subway Honors The Onion’s ‘Subtember 11’ Coupon: From Literally Unbelievable, this time it is believable. At least The Onion’s coupon about flying in for a fresh subway. (is satire dead?)
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