Here I am, and it’s been six days since my last post which said how I was going to be better about posting on my blog. Yeah, I’m doing real well, aren’t I?
But seriously, I do have a few good reasons why I’ve not held up to my end of this blogging bargain…most of it is health related and I know y’all get sick of hearing how bad I feel, how much I hurt or any of the other reasons that I moan about so often. But it’s true plus I had a tooth pulled and it’s giving me fits, added to my horribly aching legs. They are seriously killing me, big time…but I’m here.
Even dressed my little precious one, Chloe, up in her Halloween outfit for a minute today. I adore this pup…she is my constant companion, staying with me every moment of the day. She naps with me, paints with me, watches me read books, and even likes to watch Youtube videos with me. I guess she is our baby since we can’t (and don’t want to) have any human babies.
It wasn’t until I saw this pic that my daughter took of Chloe and I that I realized that my recent weight loss is showing, finally. I still have the extra chins (gah!) but not near as bad as they once were. YAY! Oh, and yeah, I’ve cut all my hair off (it’s about 3/4” long all over) and I’m liking it but it needs to be blonded up a bit or, at least, some color on there besides this ashy-funky-brown…and I’ve pierced my nose. Something I’ve always wanted to do and since I have a hubby who loves me just like I am, craziness and all, I just went and did it.
I think it’s a second teenage-hood, I guess. Whatever it is, I like just doing whatever I like and not being fearful that I’ll be scolded or laughed at like I was with either of my first husbands (yes, I’ve had two previous husbands.) Richie just laughs, like he did when he saw my nose-ring or today with Chloe’s fairy outfit, and loves me even more.
Man, that feels good.
So very, very good.
Anyway, lots going on in the artsy department, even with my feeling like bear crap this week.
I pushed myself to finish up a couple of pieces (this is one of them) that were bought on commission and really need to be in the mail tomorrow. Well, treth is, they really needed to be in the mail earlier this week but, well, family “stuff” and my messed up health and trying to finish up my paperwork for my disability and going to the dentist have all trumped getting the pieces out and on their way.
I hate it when that happens but life does happen so we just have to do the best we can do, right? That’s what I’m doing…the best I know how to do.
I don’t do much of the “Pretty Girls” kind of art anymore since they seem to be very overdone after Suzi Blu’s classes have flooded the market with TONS of them. I mean, the whole art scene doing their own version of them but I had these two and a relative wanted to buy them so…
Hey, I’m trying to make a living here….don’t look at me that way!
I have started, after reading Kelly Rae Roberts blog, putting those things I need to accomplish in a planner and marking them off as I finish each one. It’s good to see what I need to do and to also see those things marked off as I achieve each goal. My days are feeling more productive with this way of keeping up with things.
One of the biggies on my calendar is an Art Journaling Micro-Workshop I am going to be offering. Keep that little idea in your head and I’ll tell you more about it in the next week or so…right now I’m working on the video and pdf for it…so, more details coming soon.
Right now, it’s late and I’m hoping the pain pills kick in soon so I’m out of here for now. Lots of painting on tap for this weekend and a Dr.’s appointment tomorrow but I will check in with you all in a few days.
Peace & Love,