All About lil o' Me

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Just call me your Budget Barista. I have been married for 20 years to the best man on this planet. He's sweet, caring, kind, but most of all he makes me laugh. We have Three adorable kids. A beautiful sweet pea girl, A 'superman' boy, and a love bug baby girl. We just love that we live where people vacation...where the ocean meets the sky. We live a wonderful life. I love my life and I thank Christ for giving it to me. Some random things about me are I enjoy baking, quilting, paper crafting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and loving on my family. I am a Princess in the Kingdom of the King of Kings, diet coke drinking baby kisser. We are a homeschooling family but are part of a hybrid program where the children attend a 'classroom' 2 days a week and we do the rest at home. It's a blast. We also love to vacation and explore God's world around us. I think that's enough for now. :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Free Sunday sketching at the Getty

Isn't it hard to imagine any place in the Los Angeles Basin more associated with fine art than the world-famous Getty Center?, the world’s richest museum that cost $1 billion to build.
It’s an interesting place to visit any time, but if you are interested in sketching (like my daughter is), then you might want to come during their special drawing hours.
The Getty Drawing Hour is a free program on the first and third Sundays of the month in 2011 that gives you the chance to spend two hours sketching in front of world renowned masterpieces, with free help and lessons from a professional artist. (Parking is $15)
This would be fun for anyone who likes art, I think, and really great for artists or home schoolers.
The drawing event runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. You need to sign up in advance, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Museum Information Desk.  They have free materials, or bring your own stuff. Call (310) 440-7330 for more information
Here’s a blog description of how Getty Drawing Hour works
First and third Sundays of the month in 2011:

  • June 19
  • July 3
  • July 17 (note the Getty is closed today due to freeway construction so no class)
  • August 7
  • August 21
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 18
Note that it costs $15 to park at the Getty. It is free after 5 p.m. on Saturdays, when the museum is open until 9 p.m., and at all evening events. You no longer need a reservation to park at the Getty Center.