Spring break is coming to an end...and I have to admit that I'm looking forward to having the house to myself again in the mornings 3 times a week. Wanna get back into a creative routine...though I don't have an art exhibition to prepare for, I'll be plenty busy :) I have more of the pieces from it to put in my shop, some murals to paint on my daughter's preschool walls (more of that story to come), some trades that I've commited to (that I'm really excited to be a part of) along with some unfinished and new projects on the list to complete....whew! The part that astounds and delights me, though, is that I don't see this mental list of neverending projects as a deterent to DOING anymore... it is more, now, a list of creative stepping stones that get me ever closer to the Life I want for myself. I'm giving myself credit now for what my mind and hands do, rather than making the excuse of it not being "real" cuz it's not my "job"...
No job, other than Motherhood, gives me such profound self-discovery or enrichment as art does....and I don't get paid for being a mom, either... and it doesn't make me less of one :)
Who would've thought it would be Tupperware?
Turns out opaque buckets on heads makes for good photography....
Okay, maybe not good...but, funny, at least! :-D
Bucket wearing was just one of the things we enjoyed on our walk yesterday. It was a beautiful day!
We checked on our little front porch garden to see how everyone was progressing... The pansies are always a happy sight!
My Pumpkin Girl's beans have just flowered and are starting the process of growing lovely beans. These will be sugar snap peas when fully grown.
She had received a "paint your own toadstool" kit in her Easter Basket, so we gave it a spot in one of the pots.
lots of potential locations, but no actual sightings this day :(
There is a large water fountain in the front courtyard of our apartment complex. She likes to walk around it...sometimes finding sticks to stir the water with to make "witch's brew" .
A walk isn't complete without looking for roly polies.
I remember the days when turning over a rock and finding a bug, or two, was so special.
Also tried my hand at rounded corners on my photos. Do you like them better this way? I'm still undecided.
Well, it's been nice having my 2 Beloveds home....but now I'm ready for a little "me" time. Maybe that pedicure I didn't have time for last week :) Heck, my birthdays coming up in a few days.... I think I can splurge! Oh, and by the way, speaking of birthdays, Faerwillow had a cute little link on her blog regarding what type of tree you are and its meaning.
It turns out I'm a Maple...Here's what that entails:
MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress
Eerily right on the money!
Check out what type you are:
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, too!
All my best,