|A butterfly landed perfectly on my daughter's head at the Butterfly Conservatory. It doesn't look real, but it is!|
|This butterfly wanted to see what we were taking pictures of. (That's my sweet husband cracking up with his phone. Soccer obsessed, can you tell?)|
|This guy, I believe, is a Cane Toad. He was part of the venom exhibit, and is extremely poisonous. But what a fabulous face! I want to add him to my Alice series somewhere... or as a dragon. I don't know, but he just has such character!|
|This is from my hotel room. We had a "Falls View" room, with a window that opened up and let you look around.|
|One of my favorite shots of the falls that I got, while on one of the boats that goes right up to them.|
|Going into the Horseshoe Falls, I couldn't use my camera much closer than this, and we were entirely soaked (and freezing!) by the time we got back to the dock!|
|Oh, and my daughter has a new boyfriend. We approve.|
But now that I am home and I have shuffled everyone else out the door, I am finding my groove to be missing! The kids were dragging their feet. The animals were even fussing a bit. Returning to normal is hard work!
I even went for a walk. Groove is still nowhere to be found!
I'm going to try drawing out another dragon hatchling, and maybe that will get my head in the right place again. I think I'm overwhelmed with everything I have to do. I have my art stuff to get rolling for my studio, but I am also working on setting up another business and there are so many things to be done... I may have thought about that, and just short circuited. I don't have to do everything at once. I'm my own driver here. And yet... yup, totally overwhelmed.
Also, I miss carbs right now. I started a new plan with my husband (The Fast Metabolism Diet, which is a really stupid name for a non-diet type of plan where it's about healthy eating and rebooting your metabolism - weight loss simply being a side effect of that. And I DO need to lose 40 lbs.) Two days are carb heavy with lots of fruit and healthy grains, low fat. Then two days are protein heavy with almost no carbs and fat. Then you get three days of higher healthy fat and more balanced protein and carbs, and then you repeat each week. I'm on the second day of the protein part, and I swear that if a pizza went by I don't think I could be responsible for my actions. You give up a lot of things on this (wheat, dairy, corn, soy, sweeteners, sugar, etc) and I'm currently in the throes of feeling very intensely about why I like all those things.
If I painted a cupcake, I'd probably eat the canvas. And the brushes.
*sigh* Dragon... I was going to paint a dragon...