Thursday, October 6, 2011

Random Ramblings

Well, I've been up since 4 AM which means that you're about to be treated to some early morning random ramblings.
  • I've been thinking about a retrospective post for the year. Who needs to wait all the way until the new year for a look back? Not me! Kind of ridiculous how much has happened this year and how much I've learned.

  • My upstairs studio has awesome sunlight (see above), and I'm loving it.

  • Also loving having my art stuff back at home. The downtown studio is great, but it's not practical for my work style/schedule.

  • Thanks to my husband, I have a great appreciation for dimmers. I've always liked task lighting better than overhead lights, but tiptoeing around in the just barely on lights that I turned on in the wee hours this morning makes me appreciate all the dimmers hubby has installed all the more. Thanks, Doug!

  • I've been having some great chats with my daughter lately and sharing some art time with her. I'm not the best at sharing my art space with a little person who "steals" supplies right from under my nose, but I'm working on it.

  • I'm glad to be home after all my traveling this year. I figured out that I've been away from home for 55 days this year.

  • I had some awesome chats with Amy Powers while at Art Is You Petaluma. I'm saving an especially enlightening one (well it was for me at least) for a later post.

  • I'm putting in an extra day a week at the "real" job. :-/ is what I have to say about that. I'm still part time, so I should just be glad for that. (And I'm happy to help because they need it, but just sad to lose art time.)

  • Finally starting to feel like we're getting settled in at home (we moved in three years ago September... how time flies). Now we just have a million loose ends to finish up before we tackle the next remodeling project.

  • Hungry now.
And finally... my best creation below. Three is a pretty cool age, and we're pretty darn lucky to have such a cool kid.


  1. harper is adorable! she looks like her mama. you are blessed in so many ways shel. i'm happy for you!

  2. Ohhh, Shelly!!! Your little Sweetie is adorable!!! I can just see her sneaking a little hand across your worktable and coloring away!!! You made me smile today! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  3. you have been very very busy. it's been fun to watch from a far and admire how you juggle it all so well! cheers to you mama. xo

  4. Oh my the light coming in, gorgeous. Whatever you are working on looks cool. 4 :0 And your cutest creation...holy cow, she is growing, as they say, like a weed!!!!! What a cutie, you are blessed indeed.


  5. She is way too cute for words!!!