We have had a stretch of illness and things breaking down but I am going to stay up. Staying up too late tonight so I can find a little sanity by paint brush.
I worked at least 40 hours in three days at my day job in order to come to Nashville and spend a few days here with my husband before he goes back out and travels with the circus playing pedal steel.
Making art here in our little apartment and sharing a small space with my favorite guys fills me up. Working on some pieces to show at the Green Hills Nashville Library. I am seeing life in squares lately.
Having a little fun drawing and painting fishing lures for our annual Buckeye Lake Winterfest. It’s basically an excuse to get drunk the last weekend of January here on our little Ohio lake. Why not participate? Some of the bait I will have on my table at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club!
2020 Full Speed Ahead.
I really want to paint a wall of peacock feathers. I can’t quit thinking about doing it but I also can’t imagine how many hours I would spend doing it. All of my favorite colors over and over again.
Spent some of our family Sunday hours with one of my oldest friends at her event space, Bleu & Fig, in Columbus, Ohio. Just us enjoying her beautifully prepared brunch. Indulging, laughing and painting. The sun poured into her showcase windows full of plants. I sketched us out a quick sun and moon to paint. Charlie opted for a bird. Shop keepers are always exhausted. Shop keepers are always working. For a few hours we just relaxed.
You can’t make old friends but you can make time for them. Good life happens when we decide to be present.
A long time ago I signed up to have a table at the Welcome Center in Zanesville, OH at the Holiday ArtFest sponsored by ArtCoz. Last week as it neared I was sure I was blowing it off. Shows like this and audiences make me extremely uncomfortable. I decided discomfort would be good for me. I went through with tagging all of my art for sale and going to the show. Then I went live on Facebook while there. I am a goofball but I made it through it and I had a wonderful day. Moving forward I am going to just get weird and do things I think about doing. Disregard how I look while doing it. Not care so much if someone doesn’t like what I present.
What am I waiting on?
Late night tiny sun-face painting to memorialize a day in the sun with my favorite guys.