Joey and I had our first kiss on the top of a ferris wheel. We went to the State Fair in 2004 as friends. So I guess that’s where it all began. I felt like the ferris wheel needed to have a presence in our home somehow. So I got to work on a painting.
It’s not perfect, and sometimes that bothers me. There are blatant imperfections. But I’m working on be okay with it as is. I don’t really have the luxury to make things perfect. I race through my projects after the kids are asleep for the night or taking naps. So I do what I can when I can. Joey likes it, and that’s all that matters. Well at least he’s nice enough to lie to me. 🙂 This painting is hanging in my “office” in the dining room.
The next piece of art is something I made for Rory’s new room. We’ve been searching online to see what style of room she likes. One she found that both her and I like had a robot in it (like a toy or something), she was excited her new room was going to have a robot. So I knew I needed to incorporate one somehow.
The frame is from the Value Center downtown and cost $1. It was plastic faux wood. I spray painted it the color “Sweet Pea”. Then I embroidered a girl robot on some canvas from a broken laundry bag that I was going to throw away. This makes excellent embroidery fabric. The girl robot is saying “<3” which is a heart. When Rory saw it she said she wants a boy robot too. Because she likes boys. Daddy is a boy.