Thursday, May 17, 2007

Deck of Me- Week 19: Surprise!

Emily's art journal challenge this week is "Surprise". It ended up being the perfect theme for me to make this be a journal as well. My Makenzie's birthday was 2 1/2 weeks ago and we threw her a surprise party at the park. Seth took her on a daddy-daughter date for her birthday while Kendyl and I set up the party. I've put some pictures below. One of them is of all the kids waiting to surprise her as we've just seen Kenzie and Seth pulling up (you'll notice that almost all of her friends are boys). It was so cute to see her expression as she walked up. She was utterly confused! We had been telling her for the last 6 months that every other year she got to have a big party with friends and on the odd years a family party with just us, so she was not expecting it in the least because she had a big party last year. Surprising her was the best part. :) The other picture is of me lighting her candles and the kids excitedly anticipating a bite. Yum... cake.

As far as my painting goes... it's of my Makenzie throwing my Kendyl a surprise tea party. They are always planning and putting together all sorts of parties each night in the backyard. They'll set up activities and food for us and make up games for us to do. Last week they had us doing a contest where we had to trace our hose with a stick and then run over to a bowl of water and marbles. Quick as we could we were suppose to pick up as many marbles as we could in 20 seconds with our toes. (Of course I won. I have Tarzan toes.) They are such fun little sisters always planning and making sweet little surprises for each other. I'm glad I'll remember how they play together through this little painting.
(Sooz asked a few days ago what size my paintings are. I'll just say it here in case anyone else was wondering... they are 4" by 6" watercolor post cards. So not quite as small as a regular playing deck, but still tiny for trying to put detail in.)








10 comments:

Kristen said...

yay for surprise parties! your card is cute! Those girls are too cute.

Marjolein said...

Ooooooh what a great card!!! I love this!! You are so good in drawing/painting!!

Je@net said...

Ooooh, I'm always looking forward to your cards! And this one is just so beautiful again!!

Dani said...

your cards are so beautiful, wish i could draw and paint like that !!, finally i can leave a message at your weblog, had problems with my password ;)

valerie said...

gorgeous card love the cake and the idea of a daddy daughter date

Val

Nat said...

ah this drawing is too cute again - love it!!!

michelle said...

you are so creative... love this card!

Aashild said...

You're soooo inspiring! Thanks!

Ã…shild :)

Flapsi Hapsi said...

What a gorgeous painting!

lyzzydee said...

Great Card!!Beautiful