Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ultimate Frisbee and Impressionist Artistic Attempts.

The organizer of the homeschool field trip group we've been popping in on invited Baby Boy and me to come to a game of Ultimate Frisbee this afternoon. We're down to only one vehicle, so when I politely declined, she actually offered to give us a ride. Now we live closer to town that we used to, but by no means at all can we be considered really local, so this was an extremely kind gesture. I'm going to have to add this lady to my Christmas card list.

Baby Boy and I didn't have a clue of what Ultimate Frisbee was. I didn't even have the presence of mind to try to Google it or anything. We just went out there blind as bats.

Baby Boy said he had a lot of fun. He used to play a lot of disc golf back in his summer camp days, so it helped him not to be totally incompetent. That's always nice. I honestly don't know what they were doing out there. I saw some frisbee throwing and some running. Actually a LOT of running, so I know this game is not for me. I don't really run. Actually let's be blunt - I don't run.

Anyway, Baby Boy had fun and said he wants to go play some more so . . . that's nice and . . . we'll see.

We did get our art projects completed today as well.

We are learning a little bit about Impressionism. An art form that includes capturing an impression (via a quick glance) of something you would ordinarily see in nature. Anyway it's supposed to look loose and unfinished and you're supposed to be able to see the brush strokes. Well we didn't use brushes, we used oil pastels . . . so anyway.

Here's the reference piece, The Cliff at F├ęcamp, by Claude Monet.

And here are the attempts at the reproductions . . .

. . . by Baby Boy . . .

. . . and . . .

. . . by Mom #1.

I don't know about this one, what do you guys think?

Anywho, until next time. . .



Heather said...

Monet was a hard choice to begin with, but I think you guys did really well!

Ultimate Frisbee sounds like something I would enjoy watching someone else do. I love how you said, "thats nice and.. we'll see." LOL reminds me so much of how I think.

Freakmom said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun and are finding local friends to hang out with! I don't run either. I look like Kermit the Frog when I run.

Holly said...

Going to the Ultimate Frisbee sounds like a triumph to me, although I would have been a complete sideliner myself. I make a sport of making fun of a friend of mine who played in an Ultimate Frisbee League in college.

kitten said...

Hey! I saw you over at Sabrina T's and Ami Mental's and thought I would drop in and check you out. I also notice you visit the DJ. I haven't been over much lately, but love that place and most of the peeps.
I like your blog and yall did a great job on the paintings!
Have a great day!

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