I feel so disconnected to my blogging these days. This summer has kept me busier than I thought I would be. When I think of summer, I think of relaxed days with my kids, lots and lots of painting, and good quality time at the gym. Who was I foolin!
I have done lots and lots of painting, but not on canvas. I spent approx. three months painting (with help) in prep. for our church's VBS, and although I have no art to view in my studio as a result of all that painting, it was rewarding to see the finished product of our hard work (see above picture)
My oldest daughter went to San Salvador for a mission trip and both my 17 yr old and 13 yr old went to camp for a week. We had lots of preparing for both of those trips that fell just weeks from each other. If the trips weren't enough, my oldest daughter is going to be a senior this year and that brings lots of decisions to make that are bitter sweet. (It was fun taking her to get her senior portraits...can't wait to see them!)
My husband and I have also taken a huge step in deciding to homeschool my 13 yr. old. I've been doing paper work and watching orientation videos for the distant learning program she will be doing. This decision has opened yet another opportunity. When my homeschool church family got news of our decision, it didn't take long for them to approach me about teaching art classes at the homeschool co-op. I miss teaching art and I was planning on teaching my daughter art as part of her curriculum...so I said yes. I will be teaching an upper elementary class and a combined middle school / high school class. I'm super excited and all my planning and supply list etc... is all done :)
It's been a different summer than what I had planned it to be, but it has been a fun and exciting time as well. I do look forward to time allowing me to get back to my painting...lots of ideas swimming in my brain LOL.