Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I can't just do one....

I am trying this daily photo thing but it seems there is always more than just one shot...LOL

Everyday after work I have to take my doggie out for a walk since I can't just open the door and let her in the back yard anymore...I don't have a backyard...LOL So we walk around the block while she sniffs and pees everywhere....and I mean everywhere...LOL I knew that I wanted to take a picture of this sign and I figured I would be done for the day... And...pick up after my dog is what I do on a daily basis. On her leash is a little bag holder and when she goes....I pick it up. Now let me tell you...there are A LOT of people that don't LOL We see the aftermath everyday! LOL So as we were almost home, I noticed this:
and I had a good giggle...I don't know if it's been there for awhile or it's new but it made me laugh and of course Missy followed the instructions.... Now I am off to do paperwork and if I finish...maybe finish my painting that I started last night....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Productive Day...I feel Good!

My day started out just like all my days here in NYC...get up go to work, crunch numbers etc... but then at lunch time, I decided to check out some blogs and on Sandra Evertson's blog, there was a link to The Creative Connection Event and I clicked on it to see what it was.... I ended up signing up and I will be going there in September. I am very excited about it. It's another step towards my dream of owning my own business... So with my feeling of excitement, I actually got alot of things done...and then when I got home, I did some more. I can't remember who's blog I saw it one but they were doing a picture a day and I liked that idea so I decided to take my camera out while walking Missy. Here is my picture of the day...It's starting to show the signs of spring...all the trees are blooming and it was a nice warm day. So after we got done with our walk, I decided to take the advice of Kerri Posson. She told me to just start creating and not care about what my space looks like...so I did...I grabbed a little canvas that I drawn a sketch on a long time ago and actually start to paint it! It's only a little 4 x 4 but it felt really good to paint. So here is my progress today. It is going to be a picture of lemonade and a sign. I will try and finish it up tomorrow but I am quite pleased with the beginning of it... In yesterday's post...I was lamenting about the state of my creative space....so I figured I would show a picture of it in all it's messy cramped glory...
Soon....soon...I will have it all organized...

Monday, April 5, 2010

If I knew....

If I knew I could keep them alive, I would get myself a salt water tank and have a bunch of seahorses.
A couple of weeks ago when we went out for sushi, I noticed this little guy just swimming along. The tank they have runs the span of the restaurant so he had plenty of room to swim around. I just sat and watched him flit from here to there. It was just so calming and peaceful. I would love to have something like that to calm my nerves after a long hard day. I do know if it's because I am getting older or it's because I have gone through a life upheaval in the last 6 to 10 months but I will say that I have been more stressed than I feel I have ever been. I so want to get back to doing my art but every time I look at my space I feel overwhelmed with what needs to be done before I start working in it. I am one of those people that feels guilty doing my art when my area needs to be cleaned....so I end up doing nothing and then still feeling guilty for not doing anything and wasting my time. LOL So should I post pictures of my unfinished space for all to see and maybe give my the kick in the pants to get it done? Or should I hide in my space of chaos until I finally do something about it?? Opinions? Thoughts?