Some ideas are just not good ones. Like this one. But Brett spent a good chunk of his time helping to photograph it so I felt it should at least be recognized. Even my photoshop efforts did nothing to help. The key is how to communicate without spelling it out or making an illustration. Does this look a little too LDS Ensign article to you? Yep, me too. Oh well. Thanks to all who contribute to my efforts even if all I learn is what not to do.
Snow snow snow, we keep getting more snow and I am so tired of dealing with chains, on off on off.
Yesterday the girls had their honor orchestra performances in Redlands. MaCall was made c0-principal of the 2nd violins this year - but out of the two cos was chosen for the main solo. I hear she did very well. She also found out that she really likes being a principal - said "it's great, everyone has to follow me, so I just get to play loud and do what I want". It seems to have put a spark under her. Eloise also did very well on viola in the Elementary orchestra. We have not sorted out lessons yet - as our teacher moved and the new one is in Big Bear - too far to drive!
Franz is working hard on many different projects - recently attended a conference in Salt Lake - South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies - organized a panel and gave a presentation.
I finally have the go ahead from my advisor on two paintings so am painting like crazy trying to get ready for mid term review this Thursday. I am so sick of driving, but once I get there, enjoy my friends and learning. I've been listening to Ruth, by Elizabeth Gaskell on the zune for my drives. It is pretty good. Before that I did Wilkie Collins Haunted Hotel.
I have discovered as of late that the world is populated with good people and bad people. I have encountered both. Bad - the person who created the virus that attacked my computer. Good - my friend's boy friend - Andy - who spent an entire day getting rid of it - for free. Bad - the neighbour who would not offer help to my girls and I when stranded in the snow needing help in getting the chains on. Good - the two men from our Crestline ward, who came out in the snow and put the chains on under the supervision of the police officer who wanted to give me a ticket for being stuck, but would not offer any assistance. Bad - public servants who do not serve. Good - the boy who likes MaCall who also drove out in the snow to save us - but was waved on by the public servant. (same boy spent most of the day with Franz, MaCall and Eloise yesterday so he could hear MaCall play that evening).
Any goods and bads in your life lately?
So, what is up with all of you?