Friday, November 21, 2014

Three Zombies and a Robot

I love this picture. I love it when my kids unknowingly settle themselves in order by height. They do this quite often, usually in age order. It's quite easy for them since there's 5+ years between each child. Their ages aren't relevant in this case, though, but somehow they've managed to stair step themselves into another perfectly posed position... a great opportunity for a photo, even if it is of mindlessly basking in the glow of a television.

And here's a little guy I've been working on. He's not quite finished, but I'm growing fond of him, so I had to share. I bought some old Bingo cards from my favorite store, Cherry Tree Creative, and I've been searching for an opportunity to use them in my paintings. He was one such opportunity.

I think I'll call him Bingo, Original, I know.

He'll be available for sale soon, so if you're interested in him, leave me a comment.

Have a great weekend!

nessa dee

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Just a boy and his kite and an endless blue sky...


Just a boy and his car and the open road...

 And a dad and his kite and an endless blue sky...

nessa dee

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Whovian Halloween

Halloween this year was a last minute scramble to pull together costumes thanks to some changing of minds in the 11th hour. Originally going as a ninja, Finn decided the Tuesday before Halloween that he'd rather be a fighter pilot. Now, I've had a tradition of making, or pulling together unique costumes every year since Audrie's first Halloween, and I wanted to do the same this year, but I was not about to attempt to sew a jumpsuit given our time constraints, so Dad was sent on a mission to procure a ready made costume. I did, however, make Finn's helmet out of an old toy hard hat, foil, masking tape, and spray paint. 

Audrie's last minute costume change proved to be a bit more challenging. Her original idea of going as a spider web quickly dissolved when the prospect of being a big blue box presented itself. We managed to put together a  TARDIS costume from Dr. Who. The rest of us went as the 4th [me], 10th [August], and 11th [Jonathan] doctors from the series. 

Audrie managed our Halloween route quite well considering she couldn't see where she was going and had to penguin waddle everywhere. Finn was on a candy mission, super focused on hitting every possible house as quickly as he could. August jumped every crack in the sidewalk, and needed no help from me, at one point yelling at me to leave him alone. He had this trick-or-treating thing down. The highlight of the night came when we were about to call it quits when all of the sudden, Audrie yells "A Dalek!" [which is the Doctor's alien arch nemesis]. She had spotted one across the main road heading away from us. We chased it down and found another family of Whovians! Of course we had to take a picture together...

This family showed remarkable commitment to their Dr. Who themed costumes.Their Dalek [the foil covered creature in the front] was a mere prop that they rolled along with them wherever they went! 

After that, we went home and stuffed ourselves with candy, in the true spirit of Halloween.

Nessa Dee