Sunday, January 31, 2010

Still working Sunday Night!


Well, it is 9:15 on Sunday night. My husband is still at work, dinner is cold, and I decided since he is still at work and the kids are on their Xbox, I will continue to paint.

I am working on an order that should have been finished a couple weeks ago. It is one of those that no matter how much I paint, it seems like it is never finished. I want to ship it out tomorrow...will probably be more like Tuesday...maybe Wednesday. SIGH.
My A.D.D. seems to kick in while waiting for sections of paint to dry before I can move on to the next color. I have already planned like 3 or four next projects to get myself enticed to finish this one. Whatever works!

Anyway, I can't wait to start on a mad hatter mixed media...or my Paris themed pillows and quilts for the Brownstone...pictures to come soon. So until I get this huge order finished...the others will have to wait.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Alice


I have not always loved Alice in Wonderland. But when my oldest son, who will be 17 next month, was 4-5 years old, he was introduced to the Alice in Wonderland Disney cartoon movie. It was and still is, I believe one of his most absolute favorite movies. I think that he studied that movie, and kept some of the "material" to use as an artsy fartsy wanna be hippy teen. LOL He inspires me.

So, with that being said...and now yes, I LOVE Alice in Wonderland...I did this mixed media painting.

I was thrilled that it was the first listing on ebay in a long time to actually get some bidding action going. (Thank you ladies) I am working on a mad hatter, but just can not get the feel right for the crazy little guy.

In a Perfect World....

I would post everyday...or at least more...LOL

What have I been up to lately? I feel like I have been seeing myself coming and going lately. And quite honestly not getting nearly as much done as I wish I was. Maybe I could figure out a way to keep myself accountable by using the blog and publish my goals to the world. But for some reason that scares the heck out of me! I have several lists of things I need to get done, want to accomplish, dream about, things to do for me, my kids, my home, my business....and yet, I never know what to post on my blog! I wasn't even sure if I had many readers, and many times I feel like I am talking to myself. LOL maybe I am, maybe a few are reading? not sure...
I just TODAY saw that there was a comment on my last post, and published it. (Thank you Shawnta) and I am sorry for just now seeing that considering that I had last posted the day before HALLOWEEN!!!

Ok, so, here's the deal...lately, I have felt so scattered, and unorganized, even the least bit of organization I have at times, seem diminished.
I need to remember the things I do get done....
1. I homeschool my children...unschool rather...so that means, I do have my three sons 24/7 except when the older two are with their dad.
2. I run our home as best as I can, some people can do this sort of stuff better, but my mind wanders alot. My idea of cleaning a room is dreamining up how I could paint it differently, or paint it period! As with three boys, three dogs, and well...lets just say I am in a little over my head with trying to keep my home decorated or clean. but it is lovingly lived in and our home is utilized to the max at times.
3. I run my business of the Dreamin Bohemian Studio. This in itself could consume every waking hour of my time. But as long as my children are home with me, they must come first, so business has its highs and lows.
4. The animals...now some days, they do not come in 4th. LOL...The cat has been very sick, and has needed daily antibiotic therapy for a month now. Last week, I finally convinced the vet that I can do the shots at home instead of running up there everyday. She has a terrible microbacterium infection. Bad luck...there is no vaccine that could have prevented this one. The good news, Polly (the cat) has become one of my new best friends. I don't think she EVER liked me before. But since I have been the one taking close care of her for the past 3 months, she loves laying on top of me. Pretty sweet :)
I also have three dogs, and one requires pretty intensive training. I do the most of that as well. Taking him to classes and such. Winter has been too cold this year for the outdoor classes, but none the less, he follows me everywhere throughout the house.
5 Home accountant...THIS IS MY LEAST FAVORITE JOB around here. I don't mind paying the bills, if the money is there. I hate tax stuff and my artist brain just doesn't get the numbers involved. That is all I want to say about that subject.

So...I know that everyone has there list of jobs and life that they do and take care of for their families. I do not seem to give myself credit for the life that I lead. First things first, right?

I guess that is where my time goes, and I am lucky enough to squeeze my art in there somewhere!! I am really trying to get a bit more work accomplished. I need goals, lists, for each sector of my business and then just start ticking things off that list.

This post is pretty much a note to self...a reminder of sorts. I don't expect anyone to read it...LOL..I will post pretties next! ;)

Love to all, life is too short to be angry.

Adrienne