I think I have Summer-Fever. Is that possible? I suddenly want to take off time from everything, pull out a hammock, set sun tea to brewing, slice up watermelon and strawberries, and not think about doing anything I don't want to!
I vaguely remember what that was like, as a child on Summer break. I think it hasn't been that way since I was a teenager and I started working (my first paying job was as a face painter in a carnival, actually! What was yours?) It was all downhill from there!
I just want to go and play!
My children are counting the hours until school is out at this point. My daughter turned 15 years old this past weekend, and she's ready for Summer because it means more busy times with camps and learning to drive (which means more for me to do.) My son just wants out, and is "graduating" 6th grade on Tuesday. By the way, when did elementary school graduations become such a big deal? People out here are throwing parties and giving lavish gifts to their kids. Me? I'm patting him on the head and saying "Nice job, on to Junior High!" I might make brownies or something.
I must be a bad mom. I just think that when you celebrate everything, it makes those bigger accomplishments seem not as big. I don't mind a "yay! Summer is here, school is out!" sort of BBQ or something, but these 6th grade parties and gifts remind me of a high school or college graduation (some of the children when my daughter graduated ended up with iPods and laptops and hundreds of dollars. Just blows my mind.)
I made it into the second round of voting for the art licensing contract, and I'm trying to figure out which six paintings to submit for round two. I'm working on one now, that if it comes out right, I'd certainly like to include.
The darn thing popped its block though, when I was layering in the background. I must like to work far too wet in comparison to the average watercolor artist. I just like to play in the water! I can't restretch it what with all the color, so I've tacked it down to some foam board with the hopes that it'll behave itself and not buckle all over the place.
I wrote my studio newsletter for June, and I realize that May didn't result in a lot of work finished. Just Alice. I can't explain it, and I'm not happy about it! My finger is still broken, and I'm not happy about that either. It should be magically better by now, right?
Ahh well. At least Summer is almost here. Maybe I will take a little time off, and work on prepping for some shows with prints and such (not that it would qualify as time off... might have to rethink that.)
Are you ready for summer? Big plans? No plans?