Sunday, June 07, 2009

Devil, Baptism

I have been called a few things in my time but coming from the 16 year old daughter as "Mom, you are the Devil" that was the icing on the cake, after I was telling her that it was time she stopped just hanging out on the street side at the parks and what not. I went to the local Art Gallery and got her signed up for the next couple of months for three days a week.
And at the same time, my son who is 20 was baptised yesterday!! Praise God... So strange how things work.. Ah the joys of parenthood!



I am so excited, I will be teaching my first live class at my local Art Gallery. Well, its not actually until February 2010 BUT I am still happy as a lark. Hopefully they will allow me to branch out to other classes as well like;





mini collage canvases or



Bottle cap, Fun!

I have not done any artwork for a while and I am so crabby because of it!!! Less work hours next week so I am totally gearing up for fun!!!!

Love on your family even if the hate you...













41 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Ahhh, sweet 16 and know you have the whole world figured out :)
I bet she'll love the classes!
Congrats on teaching at your local gallery-it will be here before you know it!

Silke said...

That made me laugh! Your art is gorgeous - I love that little mixed media canvas! :) Silke

Cindy Shea said...

Brittany,

take comfort in knowing that if your 16 year old teenage daughter hates your every breath and fiber of your being...then you must be doing something right and you are right on track to raising a responsible and healthy young woman!

:)

Ann said...

Bless your heart!!!! Been there,done that.read the book,saw the movie and bought the t-shirt!!!! Daughters can be so difficult..just hang in there,it does get better!! Congratulations on your son's baptism..how wonderful and how proud you must be for him to publicly acknowledge his love of our Lord!
Your art is fabulous.....teaching an art class...how exciting!!
Thanks for sharing everything.

Leslie said...

Great stuff. I love the art.

I also love the fact your children act and do the same things that mine do.

PJ's talking... said...

Congratulations on the classes... you'll be good at it, and they'll want you to do more! God Bless you for not choking a teenager... there is life after they leave... I promise..
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lorhen82 said...

Kids...you gotta love 'em! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. It's nice to meet you! Your art is very cool! ~Lori

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh my goodness How wonderful! And teaching a class what a dream!

Have a magical weekend.
XXX
Becky

Trine said...

Love your post.....I often wonder "what the heck is wrong with you child" in my head when listening to the rantings of my six year old...only in a kidding type of way of course. Parenthood though, strange isn't it. <3

purplecat said...

It is funny how things work out!so lovely to hear about your son!
Blessings to you xx

Chaotic Creations by Kristen said...

URGH...so much for me to look forward to over the next 15 years! She's 2 and already telling me I'm Cuckoo...doesn't compare to "Devil" but I'm sure if she knew the word she'd call me it...LOL!
Such Great & Unique Creations! You're Awesome!!
Thanks for stoppin in...I look forward to following you! ;O)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

The dichotomy of that post had me rolling! This too shall pass dear one! Blessings.

Flor Larios Art said...

Congratulations on teaching!
Thank you so much for following my blog...please come visit I have a big sale on my art prints. See you there!
Flor

MaRiN said...

Wow, you've got some real talent! As for your daughter, just try and make it through the teenage years. I was an awful teenager for my mom and now she's my best friend.

Michele Lynch Art said...

How wonderful on the class!! and I'm sure as you know, you'll be your daughters best friend tomorrow and she'll have forgotten what she said today! Kids age us way to fast lol!

Alicia said...

Yeah I'm not looking forward to those days with my kids...luckily we have a few years to go! On the bright side you have some killer art going on!

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Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

oh teenagers really put you through the heart grinder......just emember this too shall pass and they grow up and turn into nice people like their parents are.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Brittany,

Congrats to you on teaching your first classes at the art gallery!! It is exciting isn't it?

I've been trying to reach you. TADS Doll No. 1 would love to come visit if you are still interested but I need your snail mail addy.

Please get in touch at kreynolds@papercatdesigns.com

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Cairo Typ0 said...

I love the bottlecap earings! Very cute! I cant' wait to hear more about the classes. I'm sure you'll do great!! :)

Ronnie said...

I'm with Cindy...if they hate you, you gotta be doing something right.
Love what you're doing here. You'll the bomb at the gallery with your funkiness!

Ronnie said...

I'm FOLLOWING you back!

Yaya said...

Congrats on being the first sits commenter today!

valentine said...

the dreaded teenager is one thing i dread about being a parent LOL

congrats on teaching your class!

Bentley Boutique said...

Thanks for the follow! 2 more years until my boys are 16, gulp!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Neat art creations! Fun!

WhisperingWriter said...

Oo I just love your art! Very nice.

Debbie said...

Your own art class! How exciting. Just stopping by from SITS to say hi.

Bethany said...

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" KT " said...

OOo thanks so much for the comment and follow mama! what beautiful stuff you do!! I'll have to add you to my subby list!!

withoutadornment said...

I saw you on SITS and I thought that I would pop in and say "hi!"

Congratulations on the art classes - that sounds really exciting!

aditi said...

Stoppin in from SITS, just to say God! you're talented :)
And you've got your perspective right too! All you got is your family!

Haley said...

Sometimes it can be hard, but just keep praying for peace and clarity.

http://haleycalifornia.blogspot.com

survivinglifedaily said...

Those bottle cap earings are so unique, I never would have thought to use bottle caps to make earings!! I'm sorry you are having a rough time with your daughter, but most defintiely Praise God your son got Baptised!

Pat Winter said...

Congrats on your teaching gig. That is so cool. I have to tell you though, once you start teaching locally, it snowballs, so be prepared. Lots of fun, lots of work, lots of feeling good for sharing.
As for kids.....they do eventually grow up,LOL. Hang in there.
Smiles,
Pat

Little Nut Tree said...

Here from SITS - wow your art is so cool!
The worst my eldest has ever said to me, I think, is "When you are cross with me we are not friends". But he's three.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Something fun is coming your way dear! A thank-you for making me feel like the day can be a party with my fun barrette! Blessings!

Miss Gina Designs said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday...congrats on your teaching gig! Sounds like fun!!

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Brittany, My daughter used to have a sign on her bedroom door that read "Don't Knock, Because I Won't Answer...." I also agree with Cindy S. that if your kids "hate" you or think you are a little nuts, you are raising a responsible and healthy woman! Beautiful artwork. Congrats on your future class! Have a magical day! ~Nan

Renee said...

Brittany congratulations on your son's Baptism, that is a beautiful thing.

Your daughter sounds fun to me and what a great idea to put her in classes for art.

Congratulations on you doing a class too.

Your work is wonderful.

Renee xoxo

artlover said...

Congratulation on your teaching post!!

Mariette xox