Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sips N Strokes, part deux

But first, a moment of What-Goes-Around-Comes-Around:

The summer after high school I worked at Winn-Dixie in Crowley. The general merchandise manager was pregnant. I went off to college and came home and worked during Christmas and one day asked her when her baby was due. She balked, and then composed herself telling me that she already had the baby...about three months ago. I was embarrassed, and I learned my lesson. Don't. Do. That.

So, today, I'm talking with the counselor after school and I notice that she keeps shifting her eyes to my belly, and finally asked me when the baby was due. I good-naturedly told her that Elsie was already here and that she was three months old. She was embarrassed, but assuaged her discomfort. I will never wear that outfit again. Time to get even more creative (while wearing everything right-side-out).

And now, what you have all been waiting for.

The mommies from the hospital had a mother's night out last night, leaving the babies with their daddies, and went to the Sips N Strokes that opened up in Auburn over the summer. I jumped at the chance to go. I didn't get as many progression pictures this time as I did last time because my cameras batteries were about to die, so I would turn it on, snap a picture and turn it right off. I wasn't sure how long they would last so I used them sparingly. So, without further adieu, I give you "Flowers in a Vase: Start to Finish."

My friend, Angela, and I with our masterpieces. Angela's baby is two days younger than Elsie, so we were unwittingly in the hospital at the same time. :)

This picture went in my classroom today, and my students didn't believe that I painted it. Haha.



Valerie said...

OMG!!!! That painting is AMAZING!! i want it for my dining room lol! You are a fantastic painter!

Stacey L King said...

LOVE IT! Very cool, Erin! You've obviously got some mad skilz goin' on there. :D

Craig-Jen said...

OK, so you visited me at least a month ago and you didn't look pregnant then! Not even close...At least when you made your comment, you were a teenager, not an adult. She really should have known better!

Angela said...

I'm finally catching up on your blog. I love that your students didn't believe you painted it! Your painting really is beautifiul. I can't believe anyone would would think you were pregnant--I've been jealous at how fast you have slimmed down. I still wear my maternity clothes and use my maternity wrap to hide open buttons and zippers on regular pants. I recently bought new clothes and was shocked at the size had to get. I thought breastfeeding was supposed to shrink the belly?? Hah, hah!