Thank goodness I do not have to go to work tomorrow! I am such a creature of the night. I have been waking up 3 years now bright and early to go into teach, however I have never transformed into an early bird. The mornings are ALWAYS rough for me.
Anyways....this weekend it was a pretty lazy weekend, but I managed to get a few things done. It rained all day Saturday, but we did brave Lenox mall to go get a few links taken out of my new Kate Spade watch :) Other than that, Chris and I stayed in, watched movies, ate homemade chili & I made some party hats & decorations for NYE. (We just decided to have folks over)!
Today- (Sunday, as I haven't gone to bed yet!) I woke up and made chocolate raspberry, blueberry, strawberry pancakes and then spent the rest of the day cleaning our studio/office space.
So the before pictures of this room is quite embarrassing. We (mainly I) look like hoarders! Its difficult for me y'all. I am an art teacher! I hate to see anything go to waste and can think of a purpose for almost anything! In fact, at my work holiday party this year our principal gave out gag awards, and I got the "Human Recycling Bin".... So the studio- (my desk) got to the point where it was unmanageable, unworkable and not functioning well for me or Chris either one. Out of nowhere today (after a little bit of pinning of course) I felt inspired to clean, organize and decorate the studio finally! It feels soooo good! I still have a bit more todo. Spots to fill with artwork and you can see little piles of things that needed to be sorted through still and those drawers....oh, I did about half of them. But geese, they can get out of control quickly with all of my nick-nacs.
I am really happy with the progress thus far on the space, and hopefully it will have Chris and I both feeling inspired in the new year to get some projects done!
Here are 3 self-portraits I did 4 (FOUR- yes I can say that long ago) years ago in college that I came across while purging old art work today. They are all 18' X 24" done in water color and inks based off dreams I've had. It was an assignment from one of my (favorite) college professors. I miss being the student sooo bad (sometimes)! But mostly, I miss all the time I had to think about my OWN art work...even if it was an assignment given to me by a professor.
Woah, okay- I feel like this was a big post and now its getting really late so maybe I will be able to sleep!
Paint with me :
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :