Where I have been? Stuck in the bowels of work hell, thats where. I said to my friend that there is just no light at the end of my tunnel and it is making me nuts! Tis job is supposed to be part time. We are interviewing someone on wednesday to help with the load and then, with any luck, I can go back to a regular less nutty schedule. It doesn't help that I have school responsibilites at the same time as the busy season at work. I was in charge of the auction project for L's class. It is a bunch of first and second graders led by the most amazingly wonderful teacher. I thought long and hard about this-what we could do that would really show the fun creative spirit of all those kids. I asked my sister the former first grade teacher and she suggested having them paint a piece of furniture. I thought that was such a great idea that the next day I went to the salvation army and found the little beauty above for $10! How perfect! I primed it and spray painted it so that the metal parts would be blue. Then I painted the desk and chair back green and the seat blue. The teacher suggested we have the theme be "It takes a village to raise a child" so I had them paint little houses on the green and fish on the blue so it looked like a fanciful little village by the sea. I love how it turned out. The kids were so into it and they all had a ball. I hope the school makes a fortune on it.
I love that seahorse. I coated it with clear polyurethane at the end and it actually made the colors brighter. It is just so happy and cheery.