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? ;)