Thursday, February 21, 2008

Clayin' & Paintin'
(Oh and trying to take care of sick boys)

I'm looking forward to being germ free in our household! Tuesday I took the older two boys to the doctor and they tested positive for Mono. They both woke up with a temp of 103 and just over.
My little guy got home from DC on Tuesday evening and was so sick. So, I took him to the doctor yesterday and he tested positive for Mono and after a chest xray the doctor said he has a mild case of walking pnemonia. They gave him a pretty strong antibiotic and inhaler to hopefully get his lungs cleared up.
I'm feeling so much better and just hope that I can get rid of these germs and stay better.
DH is still fighting whatever he has and hasn't made it through a day at work this week yet.
My middle son was feeling good enough this morning to get up and get ready for school. Hopefully he'll make it through the day ~ his fever was gone and has just a little cough so my fingers are crossed that he'll be fine at school today.

Playin' with Clay ~
So after creating the iris the other day I had to start thinking about my painting classes coming up in March. We are painting Easter Lilies in one of our March classes and well ~ my mind kept coming back to the clay so I decided I had to make some out of clay and put it on this egg I got last year with the intent to paint something on it.

front view

side view

Wednesday paint classes ~
Yesterday we painted on fabric with a twist.
We wanted our painting to look a bit like watercolor painting so we painted with lots of water.
Love this look and everyone did such a fabulous job. They had some creative license on how much of the watercolor effect they wanted.



(sorry Sherry - didn't know your eyes were closed)


Erica brought her daughter and friend with her today as they are on school break this week.

(Erica's daughter)

She won the drawing and got to take home the project piece I painted in class.



We painted the same thing in our evening paint class ~


Jenny won the drawing and got to take home the project piece I painted in class.






So now I'm on a mission to get this hold dissenfected and washed down. Have a great day!


Sugar Bear said...

Oh dear. I hope everyone is feeling better soon. I remember having mono in high school. No fun!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Feeling a bit under the weather and you're STILL so creative! Sorry to hear about the mono. Did you ever had it? I got it near the end of my freshman year in college and, honestly, it took me nearly a year to be 100% again. TIRED, TIRED and so much more susceptable to getting sick.

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely work with the clay and the class of artists are really on an artistic roll!!! Tell them I said "bravo"...

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Sandy, it is no fun when the kids are so sick.
Hope everyone is soon feeling better.

Julie said...

I love visiting your blog...but hate to hear that your family is not well. Lots of that icky stuff going around right now~!

NancyJones said...

HOpe you all feel better soon! LOVE your work yall all did a beautiful job love those canbas bags and the egg is amazing!!
Hope your ds gets well soon and you get everyting de germified.
THe flu is going around her bad bad bad too.

Mary Isabella said...

Praying for all of you. Please feel better soon...Mary

KJ said...

THEY LEARNED THEIR LESSONS WELL! How gorgeous all of this work is! I love how creativity translates differently through each individual!

Thanks for sharing,

Christi Snow said...

oh wow, Sandy! Mono is NOT someone else takes forever to get over. Hopefully, your family gets better quickly though... (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Hope the whole family is feeling
better now or on the road to recovery. The weather hasn't seemed to be helping either. Everything here is fine, snow and
sleet today but I am staying in. Love what you and your students are doing. The egg is great.
Love, Grandma

Miss*Laurence said...

Oh dear, Sandy!
Mono takes ages, they won't be running around for a while. How strange you've all been ill at the same time. I hope you can all get better and get some sunshine soon to help you through.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy, so sorry to hear you children are so sick poor darlings......huge ((((hugs))))) Sandy to all of you.

Thank you for your lovely coments on our Blog, we will miss you but sure we will pop up when you least expect us :) Take care! :) Jenn and Jacqui

PS LOVE Ewan and this song :)))))

Charlie McGee said...

Hi. Hope all is well now. I can't believe all this stuff going around. I'm praying that I don't get it, I think that I've had enough lately. anyway, I was tagged the other day and I'm just now getting around to tagging others. And of course you were on the top of my list. Have a blessed weekend.
Here’s the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Gabriela said...


I am visiting your wonderful blog referred by Charlie's tag!

Great work!


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Sandy, hope your families feeling a little better today, what is mono? Love your egg creation, just BEAUTIFUL, also loved the handpainted fabric, did you use acrylics, will you be able to wash the bags or is it more a display....listen to me and all my questions!!

joan said...


So sorry everyone is sick at your home and I'll pray they all are well soon. Your students always do such a great job, I wish I was even half as creative. Have a good weekend and send those germs packing. LOL

La Tea Dah said...

I just love the different interpretations everyone has of the same thing. All are very lovely!

I hope you feel better by the minute!


Rosemary said...

That's just awful Sandy!!
So sorry. Hope the germs are going away.
Love the artwork as usual.

Pear Street Studios said...

So sorry to read your boys are sick :( I hope they are feeling better. I had mono when I was 18 and it was miserable!... so I feel for them. Take care!

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