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Trying to live a life full of wonder, curiosity, and joy.

More Miscellany

Well, here is a very random compilation of journal entries from this past week. The first entry I was interrupted by a child and never finished my thought, if it seems to end a bit abrupt.

Also, I am restarting my Drawing-a-Day project now that I am not tired and pregnant, but I am posting via Instagram instead. My username is @melissajogordon

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Landscape Inspiration

John Constable constable 1“A Study of Clouds and Trees” c. 1821

constable 2

“Cloud Study” c. 1821-22constable 3

 

“A Storm of the Coast of Brighton”

Caspar David Friedrichfriedrick 1 “The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” 1818friedrick 2

“Uttenwalder reason”

Georgia O’Keeffeokeeffe 1“Red Hills, Lake George” 1927
okeeffe 2“Lake George” 1922okeeffe 3

“Ladder Moon Sky”

Mark Rothkorothko 1 “Untitled” 1969rothko 2

“Untitled” 1949

J. M. W. Turner

turner 1“London from Greenwich Park” 1809
turner 2“The Fighting Temeraire” (detail) 1839

Out of the woods and into a clearing

Alllllllriggghhht Folks.

It has been forever.  It takes SOO long to do anything when you have a couple of kids, am I right?

I am just trying to make it another 53 days, until M1 begins preschool.  I am about as excited for her as I am for myself.  She is so ready.

For those of you who don’t know me personally or aren’t friends with me on Facebook or Instagram, we had a bit of a scare with M2 a few weeks back, and I am only just finally recovering.  M1 caught a cold and decided to share, which can become pretty serious for a six-week old.  We ended up spending a pretty awful night in the ER (the nurses spent over an hour trying to just get an IV in to administer antibiotics).  So, after a dozen needle pokes (including a spinal tap in his back), x-rays, and a catheter placement, we spent a few days in Pediatrics to be monitored and given IV antibiotics.   I am trying not to panic, but rather be balanced when it comes to safeguarding my kids against germs and letting them explore the world.  The world can be a pretty scary place, but it is also exciting and full of wonder.

Oh, and the verdict was out as to whether or not M2 has a dairy allergy until a few days ago.  He does.  It took a few days of experimenting (i.e.: me eating yogurt and ice-cream) and a few more days of colic and smelly green diapers to recognize the unfortunate truth.  So, so  long pizza and yogurt and soft imported cheeses, we shall meet again, someday.  I’m planning on trying goat cheese in a week or two. Fingers and toes are crossed.  I might even braid my hair.

As far as my art goes, I am still working out when I am going to post all my new prints on my shop, but it should be in the next  month or two.  I am also hoping to begin a new project, work on new prints for the shop, and continue an old project, the El Monte Projects.

I love my kids to pieces, but I can’t wait to get back to work!!!!!!!!!!!!

Current goal: Survive the summer.

 

Hope you all are having a great summer!