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?