Summer is ending. I'm getting back to work...


Summer is ending for me.  I usually dread summer because where I live is too hot to enjoy it during the day but this time it was different.  Not as planned, but better in some ways.

First of all, I was praying for a break, and I learned that I should be careful about what I wish for because I may get it (I need to be more specific next time). I got a break because I got an emergency surgery and I got my wish, I got some free time, but not what I was hoping for.  I had to stay longer than planned with my parents, with no art supplies so I focused instead on doing mainly nothing and talking with my family.  When I went back home I went to the woods for 3 wonderful days to relax and have some good time with my hubby and my children. I came back to work and I went to my parent's home again.  This summer I've actually enjoyed the heat, while watering the plants we play with the water, I got them a mini pool and spend half of the vacations watching my children have fun in the water while i get my foot soaked.  I've been to the movies, had a wonderful time at a Cafe with my hubby the other day and I've watched some of my favorite series.

This week I came back and I was hoping to start working again but my children have a different plan (specially the youngest one, who has found the world too interesting to waste his precious time napping this whole week). We've been playing, I took them to the zoo and at night (very, very late) I try to do some work done.  So far I've painted 3 pieces and I have a bunch in my sketchbook waiting for me to have some time to work and bring them to life (I won't ask for a break this time!).  Next week my two little ones start school again and I'm hoping life will be back to pre-vacation routine again.

So starting Monday I'm officially in Autumn mode (I know, there's still a whole month of Summer ahead, but still). I'll start making some Halloween paintings and dolls and will start preparing for my upcoming live workshop in California: Collaged Backgrounds And Painted Girls.   I'm making some gifts for my students (By the way, If you want to join me, there's still some spots available). I also have some new jewelry pieces to list.  This weekend will be busy! 

Are you ready for Autumn yet?

Comments

simplydelicious said…
Danita, sometimes, whether we know it or not....we need a break. You must have needed some rest! Glad you got to spend some time with your family and kiddos! People will always want your art!!!!

Glad you are better!
Karen
Marjie Kemper said…
These paintings are totally gorgeous. So glad to find you through FB (art journaling group, I think). Thanks for the friendship and best wishes as you get back on track. Sounds like you made the most of the time off, even though of course you'd have preferred no surgery!
What you show is so amazing I'm excited!
Wish you a happy weekend back,
hugs Anja

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