Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome 2012!

A little late, but none the less, welcome!

Just so you know, procrastination is not on my list of resolutions. Or should I say avoiding procrastination is not on the list. I think I have pretty well overcome that situation. You see, my mother was the Queen of Procrastination. She taught me very well. And I was a very good student.

However, I have learned over the most recent years, let’s say the last 10 or so, that I do not have time to procrastinate! My current slogan is “Do it now”. . .Sort of a twist on Nike’s slogan. They just like to motivate us. I like to motivate us NOW!

I have been doing a little bit of everything these first couple of weeks of the New Year.

Painting – encaustic painting
Here is a photo of may most recent pieces:

And also doing some linoleum carving and printing:

Planning – trying to get the year all planned out (for the most part anyway) both at work and at home

Decluttering – Cleaning – Organizing – so far I’ve done my pantry, my spice cabinet, all three closets upstairs and some of my files on my work computer and some of my office in general
Here is a photo of my snazzy spice cabinet - oh yeh!

Taking photos on my new camera – I sort of sunk to the ease of taking photos on my iphone. Not so good when it comes to quality. So I’ve begun to take my Rebel out for mini dates. This is so much fun! I really love the mass quantities of photos you can take these days without having to worry about film and developing, etc. I can take 50 million photos, have a ball and not have to worry about running out of film or having the cash to develop all the images. Oh, and then figuring out how to store all the prints.

Walking in the woods or at least outdoors – We are trying to get more exercise than we have in the past. (That is one of our resolutions!)Trying to eat less and exercise more. That dryer just keeps shrinking our clothes!  We have been to Umstead Park, the Eno River and Anderson Point so far. It’s good for the soul. Plus this weather has been pretty darn fabulous lately! Nice and sunny, but crisp. I like that. It gets the blood flowing.  
This is from the Eno River:

These two are from Anderson Point:

Getting the workshops up and running at the store – I know some of you out there are still all snug in your Forever Lazy outfits, but really, this is the best time of the year to paint and be creative. So, come on folks, grab your art buddy and let’s get creative! We have lots of wonderful workshops for every skill level and every medium possible. Please join us!


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    1., Love, LOVE! The photos are GREAT -- and your organizational efforts are inspiring *to say the least!* So glad that you are 'in your groove'!

      Let's hear it for the Procrastinators -- they will be the ones left to deal with "the remains of the day" - ha!

      Love you, woman!