Friday, October 3, 2008

My drug of choice


is, by far, paint. No, I do not eat it nor do I sniff it! But there is just nothing that can calm, rejuvenate, or refresh a soul like paint. For me, today, it was watercolor. I've been focusing so much on my Art Unraveled class proposals that I haven't had time to just sit and paint. Today, I woke with my 3rd headache this week but it went away fairly quickly with meds. I went and did my weekly reading session in each of my boy's classrooms at school. Then I headed over to Fran's after a quick trip to the post office, a load of laundry tossed in, and dishes loaded into the dishwasher. My times with Fran have been FAR too few in the past couple of months and it makes my heart so sad to think of all the time I've missed her lately. It was good to catch up a bit today even if we only had a couple of hours. So, I painted. When I was in Target yesterday, the ornamental squash and pumpkins caught my eye and I knew I had to paint them so I bought a bag of them. This painting is a tiny, ATC size. For those of you that don't know what an ATC is, it's an Artist Trading Card, the size of a playing card (2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in.). I am kicking myself now but I joined in on an ATC swap with the Every Day Matters Sketch group so I have to create 6 to trade. And, I swear... NO MORE SWAPS! I don't know why I keep joining in when my art time is so sacred and I want badly to get some new art in my Etsy store! Arghhh... I"m so mad at myself! But it will be fun to get other little pieces of art from other artists. There are some really phenomenal artists in this group.

Normally, today is Family Fun Day in my house. My day with my boys to watch movies, play games, etc.. However, they have missed swim too many days this week due to either my being sick or Chuck not feeling well so, they have to go swim today. Tomorrow will be Family Fun Day. I want to go see the new Beverly Hills Chihuahua movie. It looks really cute. I'm hoping Chuck can go with us. If not, I'll take the boys myself. I'm sacrificing my pajama day! Believe me, it's a sacrifice! I live for Saturday's now so I can be a pajama hermit! LOL! Wouldn't it be great if we never had to get out of pajamas? ;)

7 comments:

Connie said...

What a lovely painting Angie...you paint such gorgeous watercolors! I am glad to hear you are feeling a little better and had some art time with Fran.I too keep telling myself "no more swaps" but then i see something i think i just have to be part of........presently i am still a charm-o-holic.

Georgina said...

I love it Angie. Am so looking forward to receiving an ATC from you!! Doing your bee today :-)

Michelle said...

Beautiful ATC! Love the perspective.

Joanne Huffman said...

This is a beautiful fall piece. You are a watercolor wizard. I'm trying not to do any more swaps or RRs, but they seduce me.

Joanne

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i think that pumpkin is absolutely gorgeous! and i hope you get a kitty soon! you really do need at least one kitty.

Lisalou said...

Ohhh this is just wonderful!!

Margaret Ann said...

Again...gorgeous color...and awesome perspective!