This week didn't afford me the time I was hoping for in the studio since a cold has made it's way through the house. On Monday, both my husband and my son were home sick. Tuesday, my son. Yesterday, I finally had the house to myself and I spent a good hour running around like a lunatic celebrating that I had my space back! I did manage to get some painting done, but then other life-things started to intrude, like errands. You know, there is only so long you can put off going to the grocery store before the natives revolt.
At the store, every single person and their second cousins were out cramming the aisles! It was so bad, I started to wonder if I had forgotten a holiday or something. I live in a small town, and really there are just so many people to go around. It's not November, so since when does a Wednesday warrant a ton of people in a store? It was a bizarre thing to witness, but at least if I had to be there waiting in lines for half an hour I could let my mind wander.
I'm an excellent person at keeping from being bored, because in my head I have a stack of about 20 paintings that are just waiting to be created. As long as I'm not actively needed, I can play with ideas and work my way through my plans. I'm always painting something, even if I'm not physically painting.
As useful as this skill is, I have to wonder if I don't appear to be a glazed over idiot to someone watching from the outside. I looked around at all the other people waiting in line and noted the various dull expressions. I wonder what they're thinking about? Their list of to-do's? Or do they have a place like my imaginary studio that they escape to as well?
I have managed to achieve more progress on my white rabbit painting. I hope to start painting the rabbit himself today! I really am falling in love with this painting, and I can't wait to see it finished. However, at the same time I am really feeling the pull to create more holiday and seasonal paintings! There's just something about Autumn that lends itself to starry nights. My favorite!
On another artistic front, I've had requests and have been looking into how to make pendants featuring my art. I've basically narrowed it down to a domed necklace, and I guess it's about learning how to make them now and supplies. If anyone has any advice on this, I'd love to hear it!