Friday, February 24, 2012

Me today...

Today (as seen here in my standard preschool drop off attire - crazy hair, sweater to cover the pajama shirt I'm still wearing, scarf as a nod to the idea that it might be cold outside and at least I sort of thought about it on the way out the door), I'm a bundle of contradictions. 

I'm crabby and tired, but hopeful. 

I'm frustrated, but looking forward to good things coming soon. (See that little attempt at a smile in the bottom one?  Ok, not my best attempt ever, I admit, but an attempt nonetheless!)

I'm impatient, but recognizing that things take time.

Throughout a single day, I'm full of energy and then exhausted.  And then more energy and then more exhausted.  You get the idea.

I'm blurry, but at least the front door is in focus.

My house is dirty (find some windex for that mirror, lady), but at least I took a shower.  (...ummm... yesterday.)

I have too much time to think about how I'm feeling.  I need to get out of the house.

Today's doodles:  (These are before the "cheer the *bleep* up" talk I had with myself.)

Thursday, February 23, 2012


New Camera

My new camera arrived yesterday. YAY! I had some trouble getting my models to cooperate, but they gave in (sort of). Here's someone you don't see too much of because he usually doesn't let me take his picture. My husband Doug in the office.

Harper would only sit still long enough for a couple. You get what you get, I suppose.

The cat was freaked out by the auto focus lens noises, but I managed to get one shot.

My paintbrushes were the best model. They didn't complain, run away, or hide their bristles.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happiness is...

Hope you all find some happiness today.  I found some last night in the form of a non-traditional Lovey's (Valentine's) Day gift from my hubby -- some art time.  Maybe not everyone's idea of a romantic evening, but a little art time goes a long way in the love department with me.

P.S.  In case you're thinking, "Why does someone who only works part time need even more time for art?",  I went back to work full time about a month ago.  It's not the dream, but it's the right thing to do for now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Love-y Day!

I call my daughter Harper my lovey, so it seems appropriate to rename Valentine's Day to Lovey Day.  Harper has been singing songs about love and telling me that everything she does is to show her love.  (Thank you, preschool teachers!)

I hope you're all feeling loved today.