Thursday, August 20, 2015

Soon to be an empty nester (again), but before you go....

I have been trying my best to spend as much time with my younger two kids before they back to college this weekend.  I took the day off from work yesterday to take them shopping for some basic necessities, and helped my son go through some things he never unpacked from last semester.

I also have been telling them that I was going to take them to the new location of Tip Top cafe since the place opened in our neighborhood this summer.  This is their 2nd location (the original opened in 1938) and the cafe is known for great food, especially the chicken fried steak, which is bigger than the plate it's served on! The desserts are to die for! You have to place your dessert order when you order lunch or you might risk the chance of them running out of  their famous ice box pies. My daughter and I split a lunch just to make sure we had room for pie! I think we all had a pretty good tin time together.

All summer long I had the idea that I wanted my artistic daughter to create something with glass. Her response has always been, "but Mom, that your thing..." Well last night she was reluctantly persuaded to come into my studio and create something in glass.  For her first time shuffling around powders using  the sgraffito technique, I was pretty impressed.   I'm glad that she worked with me in my studio before she leaves to go back to school, it was nice having her company while we created art together.

my daughter's work on glass 7"x9"