Today's assignment: ARTWORK.
We struggled for a while trying to figure out where we should display all the girls' drawings, paintings, and paper crafts. For a while, they got displayed in the little 'craft corner' of the dining room... until one of them accidentally glued a couple of popsicle sticks to the wall.
Then we switched to the fridge ~ and we do still have some there ~ but it doesn't have room for a whole lot.
Each year, the girls' teachers have selected some of their work to submit to the local Ag Society's craft and art show, which is displayed and judged during rodeo weekend. They've actually both won money for their art!! So we really HAD to find a place to put these prize-winning drawings and whatnot.
We decided to turn the stairway leading up to their loft bedroom into our unofficial art "gallery." They don't ever like the idea of me taking stuff down, but I try to explain to them that this is how art galleries work ~ always showing things for a while and then moving them out for new things so that people will keep wanting to come and walk through the gallery. It's no fun if the artwork never changes.
This year, for whatever reason, there seemed to be a bit of a shortage of artwork coming home from school and the girls didn't do a whole lot at home either, so what's on their wall has been there since last summer already. This is their "rodeo art" as they call it:
On the other side of the stairs (which can be seen from the dining room), I have framed nature prints that they made with me at a family gathering last year, using special photo paper.
Oh, and I know my husband doesn't ever read my blog, but now that we have a laptop, he sees what I do here a little more often, and so I feel I should probably include this bit of his acquired "art:"
An auction sale score of his from many years ago, which graces the (thankfully) infrequently seen walls of the guestroom in the basement! ;)
Tomorrow's assignment: HOME.
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