Hard to believe it's been over 3 months since I've posted! I'm not exactly sure where the time has gone. It seems like it was just January, then the kids were out of school, now I've blinked & we're looking down the barrel of July. I can't tell you how many times I've asked someone the date only to stand there slack jawed, in utter amazement.No, I don't drink "mommy-drinks" & I don't live in a cave. (Okay the cave thing may have a ring of truth to it as I bury myself in the shop sometimes only to come out & find the sun has set.) I really can't account for the speed at which time is flying. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. My Mother always said; the older you get, the faster time flies by. Okay, now I feel old, let's not go there. That's an entirely different blog post.
My intentions are good though, I pinky swear. As I'm painting or sawing or sanding, my little head is going over what I'll tell you about the project or what images to include & how to explain my latest (mis)adventure. I may even say some things out loud to see how they sound or if it paints a clear enough picture. (Did you catch that play on words there? *giggling * yes, I may need to get out more.....or just get away from the chemicals) I stop & take fifty-eleven-hundred pictures just trying to get the perfect shot, and I've been known to jot notes down in some pretty crazy places as my memory has decided it no longer likes me. See? You are never far from my mind. That doesn't help you at all I realize this, buuuuuuut how does the old saying go? You're here in spirit. Not buying it huh? I don't blame you.
Well, as I hang my head in shame at having abandoned my creative corner of the net and all 9 followers; there is a silver lining. I. Have. Been. Busy! There will be projects flying around here as I play catch up. I may even sedate my guilt slightly by throwing a few double post days out there. That's right, it's like a double coupon day only better! It's the meat we all want, that's why we read these blogs. We want to learn, to create, to inspire & be inspired. It's painting season after all, & we need to roll up our sleeves & get to work!
To get you caught up on what's been going on around the Road; I've built a 10x12 storage shed, a XL box from reclaimed wood for old doors & windows, emptied/cleaned/organized the shop (that you previously couldn't even walk in), painted the outside of said shop & built pallet shutters, have designed & begun painting an X large sign for the business, finished roughly 20 large pieces & too-many-to-count small items, opened a booth at a store, after that went amazingly well, I decided to open a booth closer to my home, have begun emptying our front porch to give it a complete makeover, worked on finishing up our kitchen & my inside studio.....are you bored yet? The list could go on forever,and if it continues, I will need that 'mommy-drink' to calm me down & nobody wants a piece painted by a stressed out 'mommy-drink' drinking mommy. *Giggling again. I can't help it. I really do need to get out more.*
So let's just say all is forgiven & skip off into the sunset holding hands m'kay? Perfect!
Since I'm feeling the love right now (and it's pushing 100 degrees outside) but mostly because I'm feeling the love, what do you say we just jump on over to another post about one of the previously stated awesome projects?!
See you there!