February 22nd, 2005

Good Day

I’m thinking about heading off to the store to get material to make curtains for the living room. We have blinds up right now but when it’s really bright they let a lot of light through. Also, when we have really long days in a few months, I have a feeling that we’re going to want something darker. I should also stop at the post office at some point to see if there’s any mail. Of course, I’m not so sure I actually feel like going out today. I really am a homebody!

I took the time to do two paintings today. One painting is another version of a forest scene I’d done a little while back because I’m going to give one of them to my Baha’i friends for their upcoming holiday. I actually like the newer painting a bit better and I know that they love the original one so I think that should work quite well for me! Not sure yet though but I’ve got until the end of the week to decide anyway. The other painting I did is a watercolour of a butterfly. It turned out quite well too. I wasn’t trying to get a perfect photo quality butterfly but rather more the butterfly essence in the general shape of a butterfly. I’m happy with what I got from it. I think I’m going to do the same thing with a dragonfly. .

So today is a creative day for me. I plan on doing a bit more reading today and maybe do a bit of cleaning but for the most part I’m trying to take advantage of some quality alone time. I’d also like to try a few paintings where I use only one colour in varying shades of light to dark. I need to find something I’d like to paint first though.
  • Current Mood
    creative creative

Cold Fresh Air

So I did end up leaving the house and going to both the post office and the co-op store for some food. Nothing fancy though. No curtain fabric …. Yet. I took Toby along and he seemed to enjoy the walk although he’s still pulling quite a bit even with the choke collar on. On the way back he was quite a bit better so I’m hoping that means he’s learning. He really should be getting more walks so he can learn how to behave properly on a leash.

I also took a bit of time to write a more of my prose story after I got back. I still have no clue what it’s going to be about but some of the imagery is coming together. I’m feeling very accomplished today. It’s almost four o’clock and I’m feeling like I’ve gotten a lot done instead of my usual “geez, it’s already 4 o’clock and I haven’t gotten anything done” feeling. It’s rather refreshing. I’ll have to try and keep that in mind next time I’m trying to avoid painting, writing or reading!
  • Current Mood
    accomplished accomplished