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mixed media on 20x20" gallery-wrapped canvas

New painting I finished the other day. Things have settled into the lazy-yet-somehow-busy routine of summer. I wasn't sure what to expect this year, painting-wise. The past few summers I didn't get much done. Too busy dealing with kids at home, outings to the beach or mountains, travel, etc. This year seemed especially iffy because Aidan announced that he didn't want to do any camp or other activities.

That turned out to be a good choice. He's old enough to keep himself busy a lot of the time. I got him started on a writing project and he's been proudly writing a page a day of a dramatic story. He's done some painting in the studio with me. After 846 days of inactivity, he rediscovered WiiFit and has been using that a lot.

Meanwhile, I'm all over the place. I've been slowly cleaning the studio and it feels so spacious without all the clutter! There are things that have been in the exact same spot for three years and I'm planning to do more to get organized and make the space work better.

I've had the urge to write and was thinking of doing daily writing prompts, but Aidan asked if I'd write a story for him. Now I'm turning out a few pages per day of adventure story for an expectant, sharp, highly critical kid. No pressure, though!

I've also been wanting to start a new quilt but I'm holding back on that because it feels like I have enough going on already and I don't want to get distracted from painting. And writing. And organizing.

How's your summer going so far?


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Jul. 6th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
Summer is great so far. I went to New Morning today & saw your display! Congratulations! They look great.
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you got to see them before I take them down today. Glad to hear your summer's going well, too!
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