Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A bit Grungy



The day is completely grungy, I am definitely feeling grungy (head cold - yuk and up at 6:30 AM - who knew such a hour existed!! to take Geoff to the airport) and so a grungy Lo was the order of the day. And as I now have a little ripsticking dude in the house, grunge was perfect!


We gave Henry a ripstick for his 8th birthday back in February. We had been told it was easier than skateboarding (I suspect this to be a lie of sorts) and Henry was rapt. First attempts were less than successful, ie clinging on to Mum and Dad and not even looking like balancing. I will admit I thought it would get put away for a while but to his credit he persisted. Mostly indoors, slowly making his way from one piece of furniture to the next. Slowly he built his confidence and now he is incapable of walking from one end of the house to the other, he has to ripstick. It is so very cool.


This particular June day did end in a bit of a disaster when a very helpful dad said "let's see if you can go a bit faster..." and gave him a bit of a push. Home in tears is all I will say...


I have used half of this weeks Sketchy Thursday's sketch.
Off to do the school run now - via one of Meaghan's friends house, they get an extra weeks holiday in winter so Meaghan is mostly home at the moment.

The wind is hideous so shall be blown all over the place. Have a great day wherever you are - and happy 4th of July for my American friends xx

12 comments:

Alicia said...

So cool! I would love to learn how to ride one of those things! At our last house there was a Mum who would ride one of those in the street with her kids in bike pants and a bikini. I thought maybe I would give it a go, it must be great exercise..but balance has never been my specialty!
Alicia xx

Luna said...

Agree - abnormally grungy day. In bed, mostly with flu. Dark Skies, no friends....sob....

Mitralee said...

love that little bit of an ad sticking out and the very grungy look! hope you feel better soon..

Anne Pennington said...

I love your grungy take on the challenge this week, Karen!!

Thanks for your support for the new challenge blog!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! I love love love that he pushed himself until he got it! I loveeeeeeee all the torn papers and layers too! AWESOME LO!! I hope you feel better soon!! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Funky Fairies said...

Love that look Karen. A really cool page.
Thanks for playing with us at Sketchy Thursdays x

sandi said...

Love your lo! So fun and grungy! Perfect! Love your style! :)

Irini said...

Sorry you are not feeling so well!!
I am glad you are up at 0630 and not me...come September 15th though I will have to get up at that hideous hour every day till June 15th yuk yuk yuk!!!!
I am love love loving you layout love the grungy feel just perfect!!!!!!!
I have to check out what this rip stick is I am way behind !!

corrie said...

This is great! I love the messiness of it. Well done! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

Heather said...

Great story and I love the grunge look. Perfect for your skater boy!

KarenB said...

Very, very cool layout, and even cooler that Henry persisted and can now rip it up!!

Hope you feel better soon x

Heather Jacob said...

love this to bits .. I adore a little bit of grunge ... LOL
stunning work as always .. hugz x