Friday, August 27, 2010

What do you do when you don't feel like doing anything??

I read.  A lot.  I suppose I probably should be exercising, or at least tidying up my studio, but nope... when it's this hot and I am this unmotivated, I read.  Don't laugh, but lately I have been rereading the "Harry Potter" series - it has been a little bit like visiting old friends.

Jake and I went to the Coast last weekend, just to get away for a few days.  I didn't expect to do much of anything, but I brought along some apoxie clay to play with anyway and for a change I actually got it out and got to work on a sculpt.  I have felt my muse coming back to life recently - I don't think she likes this heat much either, LOL.  If that's true, she must really love the ocean, because I had to force myself to stop work a few times to let the clay set up.  I'm pretty happy with what I have so far.

Because it is apoxie I am working in layers, so she is a little thin yet. I actually ran out and had to order more, but it is here now so I can get back to work on her again. There is a football game on tonight, so I think I will grab my tools and play a bit while Jake watches the game. We keep each other pretty good company.  :-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Life is changing

Jake and I have been "Empty Nesters" for 2 weeks now - the girls have moved into an apartment together in the town where they go to college.  Lydia has a job already, and Alice is still looking, but they have a sweet little set-up for themselves and seem so happy and excited to be out on their own.  It is quiet around here, but we still text and play Facebook games, so I don't miss them *too* much.

It has been fun getting reacquainted with my husband!  AND I have been busy reclaiming newly released space in the house.  I guess you could say my creative energies are being spent on my home rather than in my studio, but it feels GREAT to have so much room to rattle around in.  I don't think I will ever amass a huge stash ever again.

In celebration (and also because it has become too hot to wear my hair down over my neck) I got a new haircut.  It was a stretch for me to dare to go this short with this much texture, but my stylist is a doll and gave me exactly what I wanted.  I LOVE it!

Considering that I haven't had long hair since I broke my arm a few years ago, I think it is probably about time that I update my profile pic, LOL.