Monday, December 17, 2007

The Happiest Place On Earth

It's funny how much screaming and crying and fits of utter despair take place at Disneyland, the so-called "happiest place on earth". I'd hate to see what the saddest place on earth is like. As I'm sure you've guessed, I took my family to Disneyland a few weeks ago. November turned out to be a great time of the year to go. The lines were short and the weather was beautiful! The top picture is a picture of me, my daughter, my screaming son, and my nephew in front of the Haunted Mansion. My son is screaming because he REALLY doesn't want to have his picture taken. I'm not sure why, but sometimes on this trip he would act shy and throw a fit if we tried to take his picture. At other times he would be really cute and ham it up for the camera. I guess it's a three-year-old thing. We spent three days at Disneyland and at about six o'clock on the first and second days, my son would stop, look up at me and announce, "I'm done walking, dad". So I'd carry him arround the park until it closed at 8:30 or so, and then carry him back to our hotel room. As soon as we got outside the park, he would fall asleep in my arms, or, as is the case in the above picture, while sitting on my shoulders. On the third day I decided my back, and arms, and neck, and pretty much the rest of my body, couldn't handle lugging my 45 pound son back to the hotel again, so we brought the stroller along. Anyway, it ended up being a great trip. We all had fun and the kids are already looking forward to next year.

As for an art update?... Well, for the past couple of months I've been in the process of finishing my basement. I've contracted most of the work out, but some of it my wife and I have been doing ourselves, and unfortunately, the parts that I've been doing have taken F O R E V E R. I've been spending every spare minute for the last few months hanging doors and putting up baseboard and crown moulding, so I haven't had a lot of time left over for working on any art for my blog. The good news is that I'm almost done with the basement. The really good news is that I'm putting an art studio in my basement where I'll be able to draw and paint to my hearts delight! The bad news is that I'm lazy and probably still won't update my blog very often. Ah well, at the very least I'll post some more life drawings soon.... if I ever remember to bring my camera to work.