Wednesday, August 31, 2011

eleven

summer in my life has ended even though labor day isn't here yet ... my kids have been in school for two weeks as of today ..... the twins started high school, little.e.beck.artist started fifth grade ..... life rushes ahead full tilt ... how did they get so grown up so quickly? i never stepped foot in a wading pool this summer ...played in no sprinklers .... blew no bubbles ...created no sidewalk chalk masterpieces ... we did do fabulous things ... but they are more grown up things .... alas ....

but .. with the summer closing out, my family is returning to routines ... i had set aside painting for the summer ... and now i've taken it back up ... now if only i can make it part of my routine again ... i'm hoping! ..... i have a shop expecting a fresh batch of paintings ... and i have a wee show in october that it would be nice to have some fresh work for .... for me it always help to paint with a purpose ..... now i just have to carve out some regular time for it ...

at the top of the this post is "eleven birds" ..... a 12 by 12 canvas with old decrepit dictionary pages made fresh and blue ..... i started it last week when painting with my best pal al ... and finished it yesterday when she was painting with me in my studio (or in my catastrophically messy basement that i call my studio ... but that's a different post ) ..... my intention is to move back to more blogging to mirror the more painting ..... let's just cross our fingers on that one ....

how did your summer go? were you artful ... or art full? will you start something anew with labor day upon us and ending our summer fun?

1 comment:

amygrennell said...

I am happy to know that I am not the only person who took the summer off from creating. I tried and did finish a couple things but most of my time was spent with the girls watching them play and enjoy the sun. :)