Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Autumn in the Air

This week, my family is supposed to be on a more normal schedule. I spent Monday morning feeling happy that I finally had my house back to myself, and I pulled out the itty-bitty stretched canvases to play with!



I was snuggled into a sweater, because it was chilly. I even got to take a hot bath after lifting weights, and I lit a Pumpkin Cupcake candle (one of my absolute favorites right now! I love pumpkin/autumn scents.) It just put me into a very happy mood! I have to say, I miss drinking coffee. I don't miss the caffeine (or the panicky feeling it gives me), and I don't miss the calories... but I miss the pumpkin spice scents and flavors. That special little treat of sitting there and sipping that yummy-autumn-goodness. My pumpkin spice tea just isn't the same. It's not bad, but, just not the same.

So, candles it is! And I love them! I have a Pumpkin Caramel Latte candle too that is just divine!

I have a slew of little canvases, so I'm open to ideas. But here is what I've been working on so far:


I've got a witchy graveyard scene, a jack-o-lantern, a witch in the wind, a cat and the moon, and witchy boots! I had some extra ideas, but I figured I should actually paint some of these in first.

So, I finished the Jack-o-lantern:
I just love these teeny tiny canvases!


I decided to paint all the moons in at once:
I always use iridescent paint on the moons. Any reason to use something shiny! 


Then I finished the cat:

Then my wonderful day sort of fell in on itself. There was a house problem (our current one), a teenager drama problem (my daughter had a big disappointment), and my husband came home sick with a nasty cold.

But my Monday really was wonderful for a few hours there!

On the potential moving: no word yet. We're still waiting for more information about a few things, and have an appointment later this week to go back to the house and really get into the nitty gritty of what is wrong, and what we should offer if we decide we want the house. It's all still scary and whatnot, everything up in the air. Which means that painting is even more important to me, because I need the stress reliever!

Well, painting and running. I'm literally sitting here in my running gear waiting for it to be light enough outside to run. I would have gone at 5 AM this morning, but it was far too dark. There is a huge line of wicked storms heading this way today, and I think that's why it's abnormally dark (it's supposed to go from cold days of about 58 degrees to 90 degrees by tomorrow, then back down again. I'm bracing myself for a migraine with such a violent shift in the weather!)

It looks like I have to wait until the kids are off to school before I can head out. So, I thought I would check in! Thank you all for the advice and support on my last post. I really do appreciate it!

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

I love, love, love your mini paintings! Wow!! Truly love them! We had a wicked storm here! My mom thought the windows were going to break! Lucky they didn't! I hope you didn't get a migraine! Keeping good thoughts your way about the house ;o) Take Care ;o)