How to Get Kicked Out of the PTA
I know my strengths—margarita connoisseur, gluten avoider—yet I’m also well aware of my limitations: gardening, home repair and baking calamities are de rigueur in my world. Now I can add “visual artist” to my ever-growing list of Things I Kinda Suck At Doing But Which Make For Interesting Blog Fodder.
As a parent representative at my kids’ school, I attend monthly meetings where we discuss upcoming events and sometimes replicate an activity that the children do in class, such as painting.
While in grade one last year, my son painted us a picture using a technique called wet on wet. The paper is saturated and then sponged off. As paint is applied, it diffuses on the page. When done correctly the results can be extraordinary:
When done incorrectly (i.e. by yours truly), the results are rather…pornographic:
I don’t know if subconsciously I was hankering for some sexy time with the Serb or what, but I am now the Georgia O’Keeffe of the hippie school. I’ve wanted to overhaul the look of my blog for months and based on the example above, I obviously require some artistic intervention.
Enter the fabulous Jenn of Munchkin Land Designs. We’ve only met online and live in different countries, yet she was able to take my ramblings (“Make it silly and creative and professional and, you know, like me…okay?”) and turn them into pure gorgeousity.
Obviously, I am thrilled; when you see it later this week, hopefully you will be, too. Mostly, I’m just happy it doesn’t look like a big snapper.