Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Back to Reality

It's been quite a while since my last post.  I was away for a month and it was spectacular.  I was not sure what it would be like to just relax and have no deadlines, no structure, no demands on my time.  Well, I have to say, I loved it!  My husband loved it too and that was a huge surprise.  He is such a workaholic but found he liked to sleep in, read, take our dog for many walks a day, go to the beach and just hang out with me.  I did bring my paints and did some work.  Then back to reality, which isn't all that bad,  just busy again.  The first week home I was so disoriented that I really could not fully function.  It's nice to just let go and float for a while.  It's pleasant to not feel guilty because you are not being productive.  It's satisfying to just be.  I will admit there were a few times when I was a bit bored but mostly, I just felt free.  I still am feeling some of this and have given myself permission to have days to myself to do whatever suits me.  I began working on a series of cityscapes just before leaving and have thoroughly enjoyed this new endeavor.   They are kind of funky and folk artsy.  I am working in different sizes and using many color palettes.   Here is one of them: