Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monday Mission

Next Monday is my last as host of the Monday Missions. Painted Maypole has so, so graciously offered to take them on again for November (Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Painted Maypole. Thank You!) Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy hosting, it's just that it's a bit hard coming up with topics. Back before the month started, TFH and I sat outside on the deck at a nearby restuarant and brainstormed some ideas for topics. Man, it was sunny and warm - that seems like forever-ago already. Sheesh. Anyway, I had this little miniature composition book, and we came up with some great topics, some of which you enjoyed this past month (anyone care to guess where I got the idea for "restaurant menu?") But then, I lost the notebook. Misplaced it, whatever. I have not been able to find it. And the only topics I could remember were the menu one and the TV programming one. That's two. There were five Mondays in October. Well, I did remember one other topic, but for some reason I just couldn't bring myself to put "My 4-H project" out there. So, by about Wednesday, I start stressing, because I want to post the topic on Friday so you folks have some time to mull it over and a couple of days to work on it. Then, just when I think I'm tapped out, something will come to me. Such is the case again tonight. This Monday's Mission, open to all who would like to play: You are a Superstar! What are the tabloids saying about you today? Remember to let me know via email or comments when your post is up, and I will provide a link to it here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mousehead Revisited

You were born on this day, exactly one year ago. You were so small, and I really didn't know what to do with you. I was afraid to "go pubic" with you, worried about what others might think. Because, I thought, you are not like them.

"They" all seemed far more developed than you were: smarter, prettier, sager, wittier, profounder (is that a word?)... and I thought,

"What's with all the Canadians here?"

Eventually others stopped by to see you. And soon there were some Americans hanging around the place too. Oh, and someone from NZ. Then a few more Americans stopped by.

By then, I knew that there was no turning back: I was in it for the long haul. I was dressing you up and stepping out with you.

You, who started with magazines and mice.

Happy Birthday, little blog.

Monday Mission: "What is Art?"

Today's mission was to play art critic and write a review of one of your child's creative endeavors. I had fun with this one - hope you did too!

Known to family and friends simply as "Ben," this artist has taken the medium of Play-Dough sculpture to the next level - ground level. His current piece, a work in progress, is titled "Dried Bits in Carpet" and can now be viewed in the home of the artists parents. Ben's vibrant use of color greets the eye, and bare feet, as it spans the floor of the TV room. When asked whether this is a permanent or rotating exhibit Ben's mom replied, "Oh, it's permanent. I've tried vacuuming, but once it's dried it just won't come up." Artist: "Ben" Medium: sculpture Title: "Dried Bits in Carpet" Location: artists home Admission: Free! Rating: **1/2
If you posted for today's mission and would like me to provide a link to your blog, please let me know either in comments or an email. Also, next Monday is my last weekend hosting Monday Missions. If there is anyone out there who would like to volunteer for another round in November, let me know via email or comments. Pleeeeeeeze. Today's Art Critics are: 1.Jennifer (Faking It) 2. Painted Maypole, with "Color My World" 3. Sober Briquette with reviews of 2 up and coming artists! 4. Aljena, with Phoebe Lenore, abstract expressionist