This weekend was pretty goofy around here. We made no plans except for Sunday which we designated as an arts and crafts day. The girls and I set up a paper doll factory and goofed around with that for awhile. Have you ever made paper chain dolls? Such a simple craft but so entertaining.
I've been doing a little more supply shopping than usual and the girls have been helping me out big time. I am not a big shopper. I don't enjoy it. Online shopping? Yes, that I can do. But store shopping stresses me out. Needless to say the girls know me so well and have realized that the best way to make me loosen up when I'm being grumpy is to get me laughing. So, for the entire visit in Target the girls rode on the side of the shopping cart and did their best to crack me up. Kids are so awesome aren't they? I feel lucky.
I also had a little bit of time this weekend to do some more research on Anna Hyatt Huntington. In my twenties I worked as Assistant Curator of Sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens. Huntington (along with her husband Archer) founded Brookgreen. I'm going to write about Anna here soon, along with some other great figuartive sculptors I think you'll enjoy learning about. In 1932, Anna Huntington became the first woman artist to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was remarkable. More on that later.
How was your weekend?
photo: Anna Hyatt Huntington