Sunday, June 6, 2010

Where I Stand Sunday...the easel in my head

I've got to hand it to the artist's who work a job and THEN create and is not easy. in fact, it isn't happening for me right now - although I try to be there.  Every summer for the past three, I have been working a job in the city for a company that is in their "busy season".  It is a blast - I really enjoy it.  I'm starting my third week tomorrow - therefore I'm "light" on the blogging and FB and all things cyberworld. 

Getting up at 5:30 AM - on the road at 6:30 and working 9 and 10 hour days 6 days a week doesn't lend itself to feeling like being serious or having fun in front of the easel. I know some who do it, and I now think those artists are superhuman!  My mind seems to be there, but my body is not.  I am really enjoying the work.  I work half a day in the engraving department - and another half day working in the packing and shipping department - both jobs would definitely show up on my job preference scale at about 110%.  This job for me will be winding down by the end of the month.  Saving for that autumnal trip to the Oregon coast in the RV..

Another bonus to this, is right now I live with mom and dad  - spending time with them has a sweetness of it's own.  Seeing my brother and his fam is also a plus.  Since college, we have lived miles and miles from each other (we are talking eons..).  I will also get to see and visit with an uncle who is visiting this week that I haven't seen in almost 30 years. 

I miss my home and hubster and the pups - but we are in daily contact and I will be making a midway trip to get my 'home fix'...I am missing all that garden growing and mowing. ☺  Today is a day off...time to refresh and rest - a true Sunday.  In the meantime, I am painting... at the easel in my head. 


Victoria on Okinawa said...

Glad to hear you are still able to paint in your head. Sounds like a very full relational time for you and financial gains. It seems we each have a season in our yr that we have to set aside one thing for another but thank God we can make the choice as needed. Here's to painting in your head!

Earthula said...

Nice flowers.

doing fifteen things at 110% jobs is pretty d good!

especially when you are walking around with an easel in your head!!!