Thursday, July 16, 2009

worms or cockroaches?

Ok...my husband and I are off to Ottawa this weekend to run the Mitsubishi City Chase...for those of you who know all about it I really don't have to explain the title of this post...but for those of you who don't....
The race is an Urban Adventure race which is a mix between the Amazing Race and Fear Factor...BUT we have to take public transport around the City and run to the 10 chasepoints of our choice. The clue sheet can sometimes have upto 40 chasepoints...but it's up to us to figure out the best options! AAAAggggghhhhhh....
This is their 6th year and our 6th year running it....other than the years I was pregnant with the girls...but my husband has run it every year...and last year we ran it 3 times!
The best we've come is 14th out of 470 teams...we would love to win...because then we go to Quebec where the North American Championships are being held...and then if we win the Nationals...we go to the FINALS...which they're nor telling us where they are as of yet! Last year they went to Morocco.(how cool is that!) I'll post pictures from the race...anyone over the age of 18 or 19 can do it...we have eaten live worms, held pythons,had tarantulas crawl across our stomachs,eaten grass hoppers...and apparently there are cockroaches to be devoured this year.You don't HAVE to eat anything gross...but it's a quick challenge. There could be rafting this year, repelling, swimming, pole dancing...check it out there are races in the US too...and in 10 other countries around the World.


Changing the subject...here's how the Fairy Mural is coming along:
I've sketched everything out in watercolour, that way if there are changes to be had, I can change it...no problem.
Here's a close up of the sleeping cat and bunny...one fairy sleeping on the cats tale and the other one lying on the back of the bunny.
Sunflowers peeking through behind the door.
Over her bed her name, middle name and a couple of fairies...
above the vanity we decided on a bouquet of all the flowers from the main mural.
I'm very excited how it's turning out...the colour starts on Tuesday...
Check back to see how our race went...goes...how many cockroaches we ate! YUCK!

Char,Ontario

18 comments:

Cath from chunkychooky said...

that is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

PilliPilli Handmade said...

Mmmmmmmm. Have fun I guess... :)
Or at least Good Luck!

Hugs,
K.


PS. Nice to discover 'which one of the ladies in the avatar picture' is you ;)

dora said...

Me encanta el mural, estoy deseando ver como les queda.

cindy : quaint said...

the race sounds like so much fun! good luck! and, i love the mural, even just as sketched on the walls. so wonderful. have fun!

Tabiboo said...

Good luck with the race and the mural looks amazing.

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina x

Georgina said...

Oh, how that brings back memories. I made a mural for my 3rd child a few months after he was born. A friend of mine made toy chests and I painted it using the mural theme. It broke my heart when we did some changes in the house and my sweet mural was painted over. What a lovely theme and how lucky your little girl is to have such a wonderful and talented mother.

Julie-ann said...

Wow, someone is going to be very blessed with this awesome and very beautiful room. You are so talented!

Sandy K. said...

The race sounds fun/interesting (in other words good for you but not for me:)). Can't wait to hear the outcome. 14th sounds GREAT!

The mural is fabulous. What talent. My son did a jungle mural for his little one before he was born...I think it's so personal and endearing. Can't wait to see your final result!

Deb's Creative Art said...

LOVE the Mural, i can't wait to see it done. You are an Artist :)

AND....OMG... I love doors too... your post below. Doors, they open to who knows what, it's a mystery... just like our future.

Deb

beedeebabee said...

I think this is just darling! Olivia is a VERY LUCKY little girl to have a bedroom graced with such artwork!!! I love your drawings, and I really can't wait to see it finished! ... As far as your race, it's wonderfully fun sounding, but when it comes to the roaches and those other little treats...you are very brave! BIG TIME YUCK-OOOOOO!!! Paulette :o)

Annika said...

The room is going to be beautiful and stunning, can´t wait to see it! Good luck on the race!! It´s sounds like a huge of fun!I hope you win this year ;)

Torie Jayne said...

What beautiful drawings for the mural, good luck with the race x

Duni said...

Oh wow! That mural is stunning! I love fairies:) Can't wait to see what it looks like when finished!
As for eating cockroaches...hm...
LOL

have a fabulous Sunday,

Duni

NicholeCamarillo.com said...

how lovely! id love to see this finished. thanks for sharing. :)

Denise said...

Good luck on the race! Cockroaches,hmmm solo or with chocolate. Don't know that I could do even with chocolate.

Beautiful mural.Great work.

ingmarie said...

Way would you change it?I ll love it whith the cat and the rabbit....
I m glad that I found you in the blogg world!

Love from me..

Becky said...

Wow...your mural looks great...any little girls dream room!
I have heard of the race!!as I live quite close to Ottawa...My hubs would love to enter a race like that...me ..not so much...Good Luck!

RecreationalArt said...

Hey! tour tiger cub is AWESOME! I have given you a blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up!! Hope you have a great day
Rose XD

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