Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Artsy Fartsy

March 24th, 2010

Last night I attended another workshop at my girlfriend Emily’s store in Almonte. I was really excited about this one because we were working with canvas and fabric and text and I had a vision. Unfortunately my vision didn’t exactly transpire into a work of art. I mean, it’s okay, but it didn’t turn out like what I had in my head. The experience makes me appreciate true artists. It’s not enough to come up with a creative concept and it’s not enough to be a skilled painter or sketch artist, the talent comes in combining the two. My late Opa (grandfather) was an artist, and in fact the entire Geuer side of my family is very artistic. I have my moments, but it’s not something that comes naturally to me so I tend to get a bit discouraged. Just the same I’m going to hang my art in the baby’s room as I had intended. The quote I used is from Martin Luther King Jr. It reads;

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”


  1. Well it looks great on here! Did it dry a little better? Maybe if we squished it behind some glass to flatten it out.
    Thanks so much for coming Josie. You're such a great supporter of me and my crafting adventures.

    Your biggest fan.

  2. Josie I just wanted to say I only read your blog today for the first time and going on the message boards saved my sanity when I was pregnant (had my son July 17, 2009) and i still go on it to this day, it's so helpful and I met some great women there! As for the moving Ollie was such a lazy butt, I didn't feel kicking until he was past 25 weeks and there were many times we were getting ready to go and get checked out because he wouldnt move...then of course going out the door he would decide he'd had enough fun playing tricks on us! and size wise, at the end I refused to leave the house, getting in and out of the car i needed help! Good luck!

  3. Awww, Jos, what a beautiful quote. I love it, and it looks great!

  4. Don't worry about the whole kicking thing... they tend to exagerate things but you have to remember that each pregnancy as well as each individual baby is different... some of them are lazy and sleepy while others are extremely energetic. You also have to keep in mind that as you get further along, he gets bigger and bigger, which means that he will eventually run out of moving space. I have two beautiful sons, Loïk and Alek, both of which kind of "stopped" moving at a certain point... they were big, healthy babies of 9lbs and 8lbs 10 ounces respectively, and today, they are EXTREMELY energetic... enjoy these stress-free moments before he gets out and literally start running. It's an amazing thing.

    Lots of love,