Today was one of those days I imagine when I think of living in the country (more country than where I am now 😉). Perfect mix of sunshine and warmth. Birds chirping, squirrels chattering, sheets flapping on the line.
I was working at the kitchen table with the door open, enjoying the warmth and the robin singing. I took advantage of a sunny windy day by hanging my freshly laundered bed clothes on the line. They were dry in no time at all.
I wasn’t sure what to paint today. Looked at the blank page for a few minutes then saw a green vine. This grew from that image:
Tonight’s photo came about as I was heading out the door to painting class. I saw a tractor in the field, I’m presuming sowing?
Tonight was week six of my oil painting class. It’s coming along but I’m still not loving the medium or the process. A friend said I was learning to be disciplined. I realized I don’t want to be disciplined…I prefer to be a free spirit 😉
As I’m writing this, the rain in gently falling, peepers and tree toads can be heard (when there’s a break in traffic, that is). I just love a rainy night!
Carpooled with Mom today! Boy, was it nice sleeping in an extra hour. Traffic was great too…at least for me. 29 minutes from home to my desk at work. Unfortunately for Mom, it was an additional 30 mins for her to get to work. And the traffic tonight? Well it was 6 pm before they picked me up. They left work at 4:15 pm. So glad I’m teleworking the rest of the week!
I really missed the birds the last two days!
I spent a little time outside tonight, taking pics and enjoying the sunset.
I found out today that my boss is leaving us at the end of the week. Wanting to express my sadness at his departure, I painted him a sunflower and added a note. I so enjoy painting sunflowers, I painted another one for painting of the day.
What a funny day I had today. It was one of those days where one little thing after another happens, accumulating into a very strange day.
Breakfast finished; I was heading to my bedroom to get dressed when I noticed cat vomit on the carpet. A lot of it. Sighing, I turned back to the kitchen to get a cloth to clean it up. Done, I remembered I hadn’t cleaned out the cat litter. Down stairs to do that, I hear a scratching noise in the chimney. A bird must be stuck. Sigh. I clean the cats’ litter boxes, run up the stairs to open the door for the bird to fly out, back downstairs to remove the stove pipe and wait. The bird isn’t coming out. Alright then. Back upstairs, I leave the door open while I head to my bedroom to get dressed. Just outside of my bedroom, more cat vomit. Sigh. Back to the kitchen to get a rag, back to my room to clean up the vomit. Back to the kitchen to dispose of it. Let the cats in. They went out the open door, come around to the closed door and wait to be let in. Silly cats! Dressed, back downstairs. Can’t tell if the bird is out. Too late. I’m running late now. Grab my stuff, head out the open door and off to the park and ride.
I won’tgo on with what happened the rest of the morning, suffice to say I was 30 minutes late.
For today’spainting, IthoughtI’d have another go at painting pansies. I bought a few viola plants Monday and took pics of them with my phone. Using the photo for a guide I went to work and am reallyreallypleased with the result!
This morning’s sky was a great reminder to bring my rain jacket with me.I’mglad i did because it started raining momentsafterIleft the house!