Happy Friday! It's time to share cell phone photos once again.
Today, I am organizing my photos in terms of what each of my family members has been focusing on this week. Well, except my husband, because he has basically been working and coaching basketball. I don't have pictures of either of those things!
I spend a lot of time in this room, on this computer, typing and reading. So, I have been thinking about doing some more work on this room. Thinking about it, mind you, not doing it.
I have also been preparing for the Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting show at the Art Gallery of Ontario. My husband and I watched this documentary about Frida Kahlo the other night. What a tortuous life she led, and what an amazing artist (maybe as a result of all the pain). I saw lots of art pieces that I had never seen before on this PBS movie. They are truly breathtaking paintings, shocking and beautiful at the same time.
I am also reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. I picked it up in a sale bin at a store one day and found that the book jacket mentioned Diego Rivera. Here's a little description from Kingsolver's website: In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover.
My little one got lots of fun, creative gifts at her birthday party last weekend. But, that has seemingly inspired her to look for more stuff. Here she is perusing the doll catalogue for clothes to go with her Canadian Girl dolls. I won't be buying too many $39 outfits for those dolls, honey. Ask Santa!
She has also been doing a lot of artwork, as usual. She loves to write and colour. Some friends showed her how to make these paper lanterns, and she went crazy making them in all different colours.
Now, this guy. Once he focuses on something, look out! He will come off the school bus talking about the same thing for a whole week. This week, it's Minecraft. He played it obsessively on my computer for a few nights, until I put an end to that for a couple of days. Without the game to play, he got more creative about it. Here he is making his own Minecraft pickaxe yesterday.
He has asked me to guard it (so the dog won't chew it) while he is at school.
I gave some thought to Halloween decorations, but, so far, this is all I have managed...a few ghosts hanging in the trees.
And some pumpkins ready for carving.
Getting the dog out for some exercise is always a focus around here. Occasionally, the whole family heads out with her.
We saw this fuzzy caterpillar one day. They remind me of being a child. I used to love to pick these guys up.
For the most part, I walk the dog by myself, since I work from home. On our travels, I have been admiring the Halloween decorations set out by other (more industrious) people in the neighbourhood.
I also like to look at the furniture people set out at the curb. Sometimes I drag it home. Not in this case though.
My husband and I took an antique settee and chair out of a neighbour's garbage once, years ago, but we have yet to do anything with it. Furniture refinishing can be so expensive!
How was your week?