Saturday, March 3, 2012


winter is here finally and supposed to be gone by this afternoon..that was quick!!!

made up my own recipe..tangerines, grapefruit, green grapes, carrots, protein powder..all together now...yummy!!!

Spent 2 hours yesterday cleaning out fridge, prepping tons of veggies and fruit for the adventure in juicing...realized this morning..I have done no art this week.

Fixed up wooden shelves Hubby made years ago and now they are in my living room. The big set has all my art books, travel books, garden books, how to books, reference books on animals, and naturalist fiction here...oh and room for all my jigsaw puzzles and some of the lps that didn't fit under the TV.
The smaller set of shelves now hold all the dvds, vhs tapes and the hooka!
Yes I own a hooka..given to me by my son. Haven't used it for a long time.

One more set of large shelves need to be upgraded and they will hold all of my plates, bowls, cookbooks, small kitchen appliances hopefully a new wine rack.

Then when it warms up..all shelves and small dining table and chairs will receive wonderful colors of paint. all different, bright and cheerful.

The insurance company told us we had to paint all of the exposed wood on our back covered deck...well how interesting..all of it is under roof and been there for 17 years with no sign of rot. But I do want to paint..just takes money we really haven't had.
We have made 2800.00 worth of claims in over 30 years of living here.
Not much in the scheme of things..but they saw fit to raise our $500.00 deductible to $1000.00 and now for sure we cannot make claims. I would switch but it takes more energy than I have right now.
Besides we get lots of discounts..but I am going to look for another company.

So today I was going to go north to pick up some artwork..but it is cold and I am feeling ..meh...
besides I want to try out some other juicing recipes.

There is a small bedroom used to be studio that I need to put back together as a guest room/office. But that should not take all day.

There you have heard about my week....I think I have been putting this kind of work on the back burner for too long..but it also feels like I have been using it as an obstacle to getting art done....


  1. Well, you certainly have been busy and you've got quite a paint job ahead of you. All I have to do is paint the living room walls and I'm putting that off. Good luck with the job. The juice sounds great.

  2. I'd say what you've been up to are essentially all art projects. For the past few years I've often thought I'd be happy to give up drawing if I had access to a nice little garden.

    I really like the pictures you've placed at the bottom of this post - the polar bear is particularly wonderful.

  3. you seem to have been most productive with all that shelving!

    I love the polar bear painting too! They're all lovely but the polar bear particularly so!

  4. I'm more productive if I clear and organize the life around me every once in a while. Sometimes it feels like "hovering" projects interfere with creative energy, so it sounds like time very well spent! Lovely drawings. I like the wolf.

  5. There are always times, when you just cannot paint and that's OK - if you just hang on to it inwardly. Spring comes, and the colors!