Outside my window - It's cool and rainy and very fall-ish in weather and coloring. The trees aren't turning much yet but there is a stand of goldenrod right across the way that imparts a yellow feeling to the view.
Listening to - Shouldn't Augustine's hair be colored in? ~ Who are these two bishops? ~ Should John the Baptist have a honey comb to go with his grasshoppers? ~ I like Dominicans - they're fun to paint. ~ I want do the roses in St. Rose of Lima's crown. ~ Don't we have any dark purple? I want Veronica to wear dark purple even though she's next to Mary Magdalen who is wearing purple.
The always interesting running commentary of my three big girl artists working on a project. They were asked to provide some border artwork to decorate a classroom at church, and presently they are creating a twenty foot length of saints. They've drawn seventy-one members of the Church Triumphant and now are painting them in. And that's just for the first wall.
I just gave St. Francis black hair. ~ St Bridgid has interesting
shoes. ~ I got them out of Trina Schart Hyman. ~ They match St. Lucy's
dress. ~ I'm going to run along and color St. Colum - he has a whooping
crane. ~ Excuse me, I can't reach my archangel. ~ Don't sneeze on the saints! ~ I'm sneezing like Peter Rabbit. (that was Eliza)
Wearing - A grey-green peasanty skirt with cream flowers, lacy cream shirt and a gauzy grey scarf, black Mary Janes. Typical fall attire.
In the learning house - Wrapping up our monarch studies - they have all gone now and it's strange to not have any little critters around the house. We were really quite monarch obsessed for a few weeks there.
In the kitchen - Just getting into the fall favorites like soups and pumpkin cake and apple pancakes. We made two of those pumpkin cakes when we had friends over for tea last week and they were so yummy.
Living the Liturgical Year - We celebrate St. Therese tomorrow (on the old calendar/EF) followed by St. Francis. I'm thinking I haven't read Story of a Soul in a great while and it might be a good time for a re-read.
I am creating -Little bits of pretend artwork. I hope to spend just a wee bit of time with watercolors every day of the month of October.
One of my favorite things -Watching my children make art. Watching them work together on such an epic project is an unusual extra special treat.
Watch out because I'm going to draw the captain of the Legion of not-worshipping-Mars-ers ~ Anna's drawing Saint-Killthesacredoaktreeofthepagans ~ I'm drawing the Viking saint with wings on his helmet ~ Put Dominic Savio and John Bosco down there ~ You draw Thomas More, he just has an S necklace ~ Where's the history book?
A picture thought -