AMAZING NEWS! I HAD TWO EXTRA HOURS TO WORK ON MY ART!!!! Those of you who are mothers, or others with 60 hour work weeks can understand the value of a few extra hours carved into your free time. So, today my budding cousin, Macie came over to be a mommy’s helper, so I could draw, prep, and plan. I am getting SO excited about the potential of this blog and shop and the projects that I have been working on, however my main limitation has been my time. At this point, we can’t afford daycare, and my daughter is still a little young for pre-school. However, I would love for her to eventually be able to go to a pre-school and actually hang out with kids her age. I love what I have heard about Montessori programs, but I don’t really know much about them. Hopefully we can get her enrolled in some sort of little class a few hours a week once she is a bit older. All in due time. (Do I seem like I am chomping at the bit?)
I love being home with my kid, but truth be told, I need more. That is part of what this blog and drawing-a-day thing is about. A place where I can share and discuss issues that I have been thinking about hopefully gain some insight in the process. Does anybody else do something where they spend a lot of time in their head just thinking? This has lessened now that Madelyne is talking, however, when she was in her gobble-de-goo phase, I had to listen to books on tape to maintain my sanity. Nap times are the most sacred hour of the day.
Anyways, I am not ready to completely divulge into my future projects, however I am excited to be able to tell you all that I actually had a moment today to work on them!
I also was able to paint this teacup. I was working on my “super top secret” project, and an extra teacup happened to be lying around, so I decided, hey, why not? I did a coffee mug, why not a teacup? This particular teacup is part of a set of my mother’s mothers and is one of those sets that gets looked at from time to time, but never really ever gets used. I guess that’s why we still have so many of them.
This painting is up on the shop: MyQuietHouse