Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Music Wednesday and other things~

Good morning,
Excuse me if I sound delirious during this post. I worked last night which means I have been awake since 2 yesterday afternoon!!
I just love it when new music comes out from some of my favorite artists! Today on iTunes, I am purchasing the first three singles from A Fine Frenzy's new album Bomb in a Birdcage. It is due out in stores on 9/8, but you can purchase the singles now, on iTunes, like I just said..... see with the deliriousness... is that a word.
Anyways, here is the attached album cover and so far, I like everything I am hearing... Go check it out.
I also couldn't pass up some classics's that I have been meaning to add to my eclectic collection... how about some Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen" and Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance."
I have also been promising to update about a fun activity that my friend Leslie and I participated in when she came up to Nashville recently. First of all, I should preface this by saying.... I do not have an artistic notion/bone/whatchamacallit in my body, so for this activity, I was a little nervous! The place is called Sips~N~Strokes. Here is the website. ... They have many locations, so you will have to visit to see if there is one near you. You basically go here to paint a picture from scratch. This ain't no paint-by-numbers junk. Sips-n-Strokes puts a calendar up every month, and they assist with a painting per night. So everyone does the same painting. Get it.... if you don't, go to the website. It's helpful. Here are the pictures we took from that night.

You can see the faint outline of a person... this is one of the things the staff does for you.

Here is a picture of Leslie and I before we got started.

Leslie, in front of her canvas.

Me, being silly with my canvas

Phase 1 of the project

Another phase

Almost done!

The finished product... some of the staff used "bumpy" paint to accentuate the curves. It really defined the pictures raw edges!!

Leslie and I showing off our art work... picture's a little dark

I hope you enjoyed this post.... It is now 10:30p, and I finally finished writing this. I had to give in to sleep. Yawn!!! Still sleepy! I just got home from church. I got to hold sweet, baby Rachel during services!! She was a precious angel the whole time and was able to catch a quick nap halfway through service. Can't wait to have kids of my own!! Hoping it is sooner rather than later!! Anyway, I hope this post finds everyone happy and shiny. Until next time, be blessed... S :)

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