- Painting is going well this week. I am grateful as I know that next week (or tomorrow) can be an entirely different story.
- Why is it that sometimes good things just FLOW out effortlessly and other times you need to take a toothpick and pick things out piece by miniscule piece?
- Here are a few artists you might like!
- I’ve gone “running” the last few days in an effort to exercise more and lose a few pounds. Since I hate to exercise, I decided that “running”* would provide the most bang for my buck… in other words, I suffer more dreadfully at the time but it can be over in 20 minutes or less.
- I was inspired by a fictional character who was in her mid-50s, “a big girl”, and who ran every morning. I figure I’m only 43, so I can do it as well. (Is it okay that I’m inspired to exercise by a FICTIONAL character? Haha!)
*Most people wouldn’t call what I do “running.”
oh, i luv your turtle girl! i think she is my favorite.
good job on the running and who cares if it isn’t “running” to anybody else. just move that body, its good for the soul!
I love, love, love this piece!
I want to wear the trees on a t-shirt!
Love everything about this! The trees are wonderful and I love love love turtles.
I got a package with your return stamp on it today- a birthday gift from my sister. I may burst before I can open it on the 19th!
Running, good for you!
I never made the curtains and I didn’t make art,,,,,,,, oh well, some days are like that.
I like those artists too!!!!
Good for you, runner-gurl! I didn’t start running until I was 30… and had four babies at home (and, I might add, a tummy befitting a mommy of four). It took me about 3 months to get “hooked”. Here at 42 I adore running… Or maybe I adore the feeling of having GONE for a run.
I find that my BuSy noggin’ quiets best when my body is moving.
This piece is Awesome!! Your artwork just goes immediately to my soul!!!! I love it!!! I am so happy to visit here! The 20 minutes of running is a very good idea which I never thought of…I need to shed the pounds too…so, here in Illinois there may be a 45 year old doing the same thing, and I will be thinking of you……pant, pant, pant!!!
It was so nice to meet you in person, Carla! I love your art work too and your stitched journal was really inspiring.
Keep on running- I’m sure you could surmise by my physique that I’m not athletically inclined, but read on…I joined a marathon training program last year in Denver and completed a 1/2 marathon last fall at age 40. I was never fast and still am not, but I did manage to lose 16 pounds and felt healthier in the process. I might do it again this year. To tell you the truth, starting out, 20 minutes is as hard as 13 miles. Once you get past the beginning aches and pains it’s all good. During the winter, I only ran 2.5 miles 4 times a week just to keep from having to start fresh again this spring.
Hi Carla. Your work is cute and quirky. Veryt nice! And running *is* the most bang for your buck. I didn’t start until Iwas 40 and got so addicted to it (it’s hard at first but after a couple of months the endorphin reward — not to mention that holier than thou feeling 🙂 –takes over) that I injured myself and have had to take the last 6 months off! 😦