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Fair 2013

August 14, 2013

Ever since we moved here, we wanted to participate in the loca fair. It wasn’t until 2 years ago that we actually did. This year is our third year. Today we went to the fair grounds to see who won what. This is not extensive and some of the things we don’t know if they placed or not. The 4th and 5th place winners get participant ribbons. They were labeling items while we were there, so I’m not sure about a few of them. Anyway, here goes… in random order….

Giles Co fair 2013 023 Charlotte’s scrapbook took a first place and best of show!!!  (No on in the family has ever had a best of show ribbon before this year!)

Giles Co fair 2013 024James’ homemade puppet collection.  His ribbon is the blue for first place, not the white.  (Unless he also got 3rd place for something there?  I don’t know!)

Giles Co fair 2013 025Kevin’s “Helm’s Deep” from Lord of the Rings won second place in the model category.  Personally I think they should have a separate lego category as so many come in.

Giles Co fair 2013 026 Charlotte’s Marian shrine made out of popsicle sticks won 3rd place and MaryEllens’ decroated popsicle sticks won 1st in the small wood category.

Giles Co fair 2013 027James’s decorative wooden ax won 1st place in large woodwork.

Giles Co fair 2013 028Kevin’s collection of Lord of the Rings lego figures. (ed. to add. 4th place in collections.)

Giles Co fair 2013 029Jame’s photo of the soldier won first place in photo of a person or persons.  I’ll see if I can find the original photo since my flash ruined it here.

Giles Co fair 2013 030 Kevin’s Frist Place in Any other Painting (It was Acrilic and they didn’t have a category for that) won Best of Show!!!

Giles Co fair 2013 031MaryEllen’s horse drawing that was made into a plate from her friend’s birthday party won second place in marker drawing.

Giles Co fair 2013 032MaryEllen’s little figure won second place in paint on wood.

Giles Co fair 2013 033MaryEllen’s pencil drawing won 4th place.

Giles Co fair 2013 034MaryEllen’s crayon drawing with real grass!

Giles Co fair 2013 035Veronica’s horse and unicorn drawing

Giles Co fair 2013 036James’s face won first place in charcoal drawing.

Giles Co fair 2013 037James’s tank in the marker category (ed. to add won 4th place in marker and crayon art.)

Giles Co fair 2013 038James’c cannon photo (looks blurry here, but is not) (ed. to add 4th place in photo of man made structure or structures.)

Giles Co fair 2013 040James’s opossum in a trap photo.

Giles Co fair 2013 041MaryEllen’s wax figure won 3rd place

Giles Co fair 2013 042MaryEllen’s bookmark won first place in cross stitch

Giles Co fair 2013 043Charlotte’s fabric doll (sort of up side down) won 4th place in stuffed toys.

Giles Co fair 2013 044“Chip,” James’s prized puppet won 5th place in stuffed.  There was no other category for him, but it didn’t seem fitting.

Giles Co fair 2013 045MaryEllen’s cake won 3rd place.  It looked much better when it was delivered.

Giles Co fair 2013 046MaryEllen won first place for her skirt.

Giles Co fair 2013 047MaryEllen’s “biscuits”

Giles Co fair 2013 048MaryEllen’s pumpkin pie won 3rd place

Giles Co fair 2013 049MaryEllen’s green knit scarf won 2nd place.

Giles Co fair 2013 050On the right had side, you can see a little orange wax figure.  That’s Charlotte’s 5th place.

Giles Co fair 2013 051Charlotte’s covered lego model

Giles Co fair 2013 052Kevin’s big watermelon (21.8 pounds)

maryellen fair 2013 015 Blurry picture taken by MaryEllen of her “ocean box” that she has been working on for school in zoology won 2nd place in models

Marian Trading Swap 2013

June 18, 2013

Kimberlee at Pondered in my Heart blog is having her annual Marian Art Card swap. It is going on now, in June this year. Deadline is the 24th. We hope to participate this year.

Spring Through Kevin’s Lens

May 19, 2013

Kevin was showing me some of his wonderful pictures and I mentioned that a blog post would be nice. I’ve been waiting for him to put them on my computer. While looking for some pictures the other day I ran across Kevin’s. I wonder how long they have been there. Enjoy Kevin’s Spring at Bodenburg 2013…













And, finally, a self-portrait….


Heard at the Art Museum Today…

April 26, 2013

We were there to see Dutch Masters. James looks at a Rembrandt painting of Jesus’ face and says to me, “I like the frame better than the painting.”

Edited to add what my friend who went with me heard (she’s got the better memory):

“I’m hungry.
Can I go to the next room.
Look at that drunk guy.
I’m thirsty.
Can you hold me.
Where are the statues?
That guy has a big honker (oh wait, that was YOU! LOL!).
look at the cute dogs.
Look at the depth perception in that painting.
Here goes mom talking about depth perception again.
Look at the lighting on that – it’s beautiful.
There’s a ship.
Can we go to the children’s playroom yet.
Why do you think I would be good at being the drunk in that painting – I’m offended.”

Papal Lapbook from Shower of Roses

February 25, 2013

Jessica at Shower of Roses has a Papal Lapbook that she designed. It is free, but you can make a donation if you wish. Enjoy!

Remeber Bob Ross?

January 2, 2013

Do you remember Bob Ross, the painter, and his happy little trees? This Christmas brought a Bob Ross DVD. The children had never seen him or really heard of him. We spent New Year’s Eve day watching the DVD. On New Year’s Day we found ourselves at Hobby Lobby and Kevin bought a knife. He came home and worked on a painting. Here it is…

kevin's 1st bob ross

Also, the other day we were leaving to go to Mass.  On the way out I could not help but to stop and take a photo of our Rosey Toes kitty cat…

cat patrol  Yes, our very own Cat patrol.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  And have a blessed New Year 2013!  God bless!

Kevin’s Saints

November 8, 2012

Here are Kevin’s Saint peg dolls.  He took the pictures and I found them on my camera!   Enjoy!

St. Anne, St. Charles Boromeo, & St. Helen:

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Cecilia, St. Maximian Kolbe:

St. Michael (now has wings!), St. Pier Georgio Frasatti, St. John the Baptist:

St. Aloysius, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Mary as a child:

Angel of God (now has wings), St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Tarcisius:

St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis, St. Nicholas:

Kevin’s Project for the ABCs

November 8, 2012

When we started the Alphabet Path, I asked one of our resident artists if he would like a project to work on.  He accepted and has started working on little peg people saints.  For the Confirmation at our parish he also made little peg saints for all the confirmandi.  These are a few of the beginning pictures.  Kevin has done several more, but the pictures are not on my computer.



St. George, St. Francis, St. Dominic Savio, St. Charles Borremeo, St. Bernard, little Mary to go with St. Anne, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton hiding behind St. Anne, and St. Helen.

Kevin’s LOTR Drawings

December 6, 2011

Kevin was also inspired by St. Nicholas’s generous gift of art supplies and drew a few Lord of the Rings pictures.  Enjoy!

James’s Nature Drawings

December 6, 2011

We have a book on wildlife in art that the children’s cousin sent them for Christmas, I think it was last year.  St. Nicholas brought a variety of art supplies last night, so James was inspired!  Here are a few of his works from today.  While you look at these keep two things in mind.  First is you may click on the images to see bigger pictures.  Second, my scanner only scans 8 1/2 by 11 and smaller, so some of the drawings have been cut off a bit.

The first one reminds me of something that my sister would have hanging in her house…

And James’s favorite…