We felt a little time at home was needed so we ditched our plans to attend a Renaissance Faire and lounged about. The girls are very excited about an art show that I am organizing for homeschooled children in June and wanted to sort through their art from this year and work on some things they have in progress. Out came the canvasses, paints and brushes. We made a list of things we needed like glue dots, quality glitter, and canvas stands. Because we are spiraling back to ancient China, I wanted calligraphy pens as well. It seemed a trip to Michael’s was in order. Even though I had a list, we were tempted to pick up a few extra items as well, like new paint brushes and air dry clay. Sooo much fun!
|Grace's funky owl|
|her serious owls|
|Lilah's favorite salt painting|
|and her wild hair woman|
|and finally her crayon batik|
When we returned home the henna that we mixed up before leaving was ready to be applied. Since we have been studying ancient Egypt and India, why not experience body art as they did? It was not as hard as I anticipated. I love mine and can’t wait to see how it looks after I scrape off the dried henna paste and wait for the stain to set.
To end my artful day, I plugged in the Queen of all Blenders, the borrowed Vitamix. Lilah and I had a lengthy discussion if the blender is a he or a she. She felt it should be given the title of King of the Blenders but I had to override this. She is clearly Queen. As amazing as she is, she could not turn mustard greens (with red lettuce) into something palatable. Yuck! I will try them again, only not so much mustard leaves and with tomato juice. I need to create a virgin bloody mary to drink this green. If you have had any success with it, please let me know! I was only able to drink half, and then went back to my fruit blend; this time using blueberry, raspberry, spinach and romaine.
Even though it tasted horrid, it was quite beautiful.....