I am almost 100% positive that the people who read this blog also read my other one too, but also know me well enough as to why I haven't had much time to update this blog, and this part of my life to be quite honest. I am happy to say now that the chapter of my life where I was working 50-60 hrs/week is on hold--for at least 5 months. So what that means is that I have time to think for myself. Which means I have time to be creative. And I can't tell you how amazing it feels.
I am not just talking about having time to paint or crochet or do whatever new thing I am getting myself into, but also time to make dinner, try new recipes and even create some of my own. I think that if I had another life, I would go to culinary school. And in another, cosmetology school. And in another, study interior design. Who knows, maybe I can still do all of those. Either way, it feels good to have time to dream. It has been a while.
So, what have I been doing with all of this found time? Cooking a lot. Still crocheting. Finishing a painting that has been waiting for me for....ummmm...5 years? Wow. That long, huh? And getting ready to paint lots more little pleasures.
Yesterday I went to home depot to get some fresh masonite cut and today I made these. Waiting to become 22 6"x6" creations.
A few years ago at an art teachers' conference I got 2 free sample pads of canvas paper, one 6"x6" and another 6"x12". I love canvas paper. This is what I pasted to the boards. I haven't used it in years but remember how I loved the texture. The painting of the little boy in my blog heading was painted on canvas paper. (oh, and I love that I was able to make all of these panels for only $5.61.) Did I mention how good this feels?