So...we had a little celebration here at Casa de Gironda last night to celebrate my husband being finished with his comprehensive exams for his doctoral program...John made Chicken Cacciatore, his first time ever making it…and…it…was…AMAZING. I might have to get him to write down his recipe and post it. (Yep, it really was that delicious) And for the record, I was the esteemed sous-chef for this meal. My cutting skills surely led to the success of this dish. (Patting myself on the back as we speak)...picture on the left proves that I really did help out.
One of my good friends came over for dinner and about 3am…we decided we should paint. I have been telling her about my new business venture, we looked at the website (which is going live later this month) and she was really excited about the idea. The conversation kept going back to making art…and I guess I mentioned something about rhinestones, and before you know it we are huddled over in the corner with brushes, water cups, acrylic paints and an array of rhinestones that I believe Liberace would be proud of. The only thing I think could possible match or be better than painting is painting with a friend. Especially if the person does not consider themselves ‘an artist’.
We made four small glittery, jeweled butterflies. They are beautiful. I woke up this morning and took pictures of them, and in the light from the window they sparkled so much.
Today’s agenda? Starting an art organization for the art teachers in my county, we’re having our first official organizational/planning meeting today... bothering John to post that recipe…running at the beach to try to work our awesome dinner…cleaning up from the party last night at some point…painting and/or making things sparkly…and maybe starting an art teacher blog aimed at pre-service teachers…