Coming in July: SAJ Art Camp!


I’m super excited to announce my summer ART Camp! It’s happening!  July 16th-20th, 2018. CaH-Razeeeee!  I mentioned it on Facebook a week or so ago but I wanted to go into a little more detail here. YES! I’m really am doing a summer camp for kids and whomever else wants to show up. We are open to all ages.

I’m totally nervous. Can I do it? I think I can! I have been making messes with kids for like 40-some years after all.

I only have eight spots open for each day so it shouldn’t be too out of control. I think I can handle eight people making messes at the same time. Can Payam and our living room rug handle eight people making messes? That is the better question. We are going to be painting, making paper mâché, swimming, cutting cardboard (box cutters and kids, oh my!) and learning proper technique, like how to clean and care for your brushes etc… It should be really really fun. AND MESSY!

So if you are looking for something fun and messy to do this summer please check out my art camp! Spots are still open but not for long! Just kidding. I have no idea how fast this camp will fill up. But some people have already enrolled so it’s HAPPENING!

WOOT!

Last post of 2017!

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Happy New Year everybody! I thought I’d pop in and share a few things.

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Remember that photoshoot we did back in November? I loved all the photos so much I wanted to just put them here. If you got our holiday card you probably recognize our outfits. The girls picked out their dresses and I was so pleased. I think this is probably the last year they are going to look like little girls anymore. So bittersweet.

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They like each other these days which makes my heart want to explode. Bug’s freckles! Sploosh! There it goes, all gooey and dripping down my rib cage.

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And Joon’s smile! She always does that tongue thing when it’s a real smile.

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It has been the year of braids for Bug. I’m not complaining. You know how she is about things. When she likes something she really likes it. I hope braids always remind me of this year.

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I’ve been trying to savor this year so hard (with the girls, politics not so much). I think I accomplished it.

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And lastly, a silly photo because nothing breaks up a photoshoot better than prickly grass on your bare legs and a chance to be your real self.

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Sigh…

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What else has been going on? Oh, you know, Christmas, New Years, funny clouds in the sky that made us think the atmosphere was cracking open and aliens were visiting. We have a party coming up for New Years that I’m afraid nobody is coming to. What else is new right? I think I worry about that every year.

The Nutcracker with the girls was really nice, even though all of us had royally bad attitudes before going in. Then the music started, we saw some fake snow and everyone felt happy again.

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I made a bunch of candy-cane cookies and toffee for the first time. They were yummy. I got my hair cut. It’s just okay. I kinda miss my old very-long hair but I know it will get better as soon as my bangs grow out a bit from wanna-be-school-girl to I-can’t-really-see-through-them-but-they-look-cool.

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Bug is still in Hawaii. We miss her. We managed through Christmas without getting very sad by being very untraditional and having a huge Persian feast catered via our local middle-eastern market’s food court! Who knew! It was the best. I didn’t cook and everything was delicious. I think I might make it our new tradition, with Bug included though, of course.

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Oh! And this happened! But before you start looking into wedding guest dress rental (Because how awesome would that wedding be?) and china registries (Don’t, we don’t need any.), let me tell you that he didn’t really *ask* me to marry him and we aren’t getting *married* anytime soon. I know. I’m sorry. Everyone loves a good love story and I have no good explanations right now. I’m just wearing a really pretty ring that he gave me for Christmas and I’m really happy because it means everything to me.

I also have an updated calendar for you! Happy Printing! Cheers to 2018!