Well, I had just the best birthday! Thank you to all of you who commented here and left birthday wishes on my facebook page… I felt very “loved” and I thank you.
Today is one of those days that I just feel this STRESS that I can’t shake. I am plenty behind on all sorts of things, but seeing as this is not a new situation, why the panic TODAY?
The above rabbit painting is mixed media on wood and is sitting above Steve’s desk right now. He wanted me to send it off to a gallery but I’m too attached to it right now to let it go. He just makes me happy! (The rabbit… but Steve too!!)
Well, today is my birthday! I’m 48. This is my day so far:
Woke up. Put on Superman t-shirt that my oldest son gave me when he was 16.
Drove Wes to school. His present to me was removing a Very Large Spider from the house yesterday.
Drove to Alki Beach in West Seattle. Enjoyed the beautiful view.
Had breakfast. Gingerbread pancakes, bacon, and an americano with an extra shot.
Drew the above dog from a “squiggle line.”
Drove to downtown Seattle, settled down to my computer to work.
That’s it so far! But I have a full day ahead of me creating worksheets, filling print orders and responding to various inquiries… I love my job! Thank you for supporting me in it, if only just by reading this post — thank you to everyone for visiting my little corner so often!
“Stuff,” in no particular order:
1. This past weekend, my son Wes (15) played The Magistrate in his high school production of “Fools” by Neil Simon. We went to both performances, like proud parents. So fun!
Here he is after the performance.
2. “The Art of Silliness 4” began today!!
4. I went to the zoo a few weeks ago…
5. Some recent sketchbook drawings:
6. Have a great day!!
I have been trying to take an appropriate percentage of time to PAINT lately, as it’s so easy to be the first thing off the list when emails, blog posts, silly classes and workshop proposals call for my attention!
I’ve been working on a series of rabbits. This is a little 6″x6″ on wood. It is painted with gouache, gesso and pencil… that’s about it. They are from my imagination (though after time spent drawing from photo references).
I’ll show you more soon!!