Tuesday, September 30, 2014

St Raphael

With the help of Number Seven who re-did his face, here is a study of Sat Archangel Raphael I worked on yesterday for his feast day. 



Monday, September 29, 2014

Art pupil

I have but a single art pupil this school year, and we enjoy our time together while Husband lead s a Poetry study with my girls and friends. Ian has been my art-buddy for many years! This leaf we did last week, and it took us 40 minutes working on it. 



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Under the Microscope

So a new set of slides arrived (a deal on Amazon for $14!) and we have been enjoying little things turn big and fascinating! I was able to take a good photo through the scope for the first time using manual focus with my Canon! Number Seven's homework is to draw what she sees...





Eastern Exposure

In our townhouse, the girls have the eastern windows in their bedrooms... and we also have a couple in the living room. We have been considering a house we saw last week, and I drive by it at different times of the day. I noticed the other day that it has almost no eastern exposure at all, and today this spectacular sunrise appeared to remind me of how important the East is!




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hannah's Senior Recital

Hannah is my talented Confirmation "goddaughter" and I was privileged to make this graphic for her upcoming recital! 





Friday, September 26, 2014

Goodbye Number One

We took him to the airport last night.

They were wonderful, each one of his days at home. We went to several outings, we cooked, laughed and went out to eat, we listened to music and played games. We talked a whole bunch about all sort of things and had some interesting arguments too! I would do them all over again exactly like we did them, each of the days Number One was home. May God bless and guide his next professional and personal steps, whatever they may be. His heart is good, and he makes us so proud. We can't wait for his next visit!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Last evening with Number One: A Dinner to Remember

I explained to Number One how I save the Fillet Mignon from our farm raised, grass-fed beef for when he comes home, as his visits are so very rare now. Last night the kids were all gone to different activities at the parish and Number One and I together prepared a dinner to remember, to be enjoyed with Husband.... Fillet Mignon, pasta with freshly made marinara, and a Caesar Salad from a special source: he had sent me a while back an app with the same title, and we followed it exactly, beginning with anchovies fillets! It was the best Caesar salad ever! To top it off I made an apple-braid dessert I saw on a friend's Facebook yesterday, and I knew it'd be a success as apple desserts are both Number One's and Husband's favorites!