when the going gets tough.....paint :)
this is my painting I did tonight.... I had a bit of a weird day...was supposed to be my day "off" but I think I have learned today that there is no such thing when you are a mom of 4 and running a business! just a simple fact and the more I look forward to my down time and then it doesn't happen the more disappointed I become ... just not worth it and so time to change my wording/thinking for days off.
I have been wanting to paint for a couple of weeks, it's one of the few things that I do that I can shut down the constant Rolodex of thinking my poor brain does and I can just BE... it's my meditation in a sense. The girls were supposed to go their dads last weekend and was re-scheduled for this weekend but the weather wasn't cooperating and so I didn't get any mom time off...again is there such a thing? it's not like you stop being a mom cuz they go away for a few days once in awhile ;) ..... so all week I have been thinking about painting...being creative and getting some me time... just a glass of wine some paints and some uplifting music. So having to readjust as I am getting used to, I decided to make it a fun mom girl time.... we had a few challenges and one of the girls ended up being sent upstairs for "alone-thinking" time and another girl had to clean paint that was splattered on my floor and wall... I see that it is actually still on the wall uh hem... and so it was just me and 2 of the girls :) but we put on Janny Grein cuz we couldn't find the classical music station on the tv channel....found a painting we could all agree on that we wanted to use as our inspiration....and started to paint.
(Faith's painting) I could lose myself in my thoughts even with a little added drama....cuz really thats my life... and thought lots of thoughts.