Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Projects

The porch is almost done

My husband's little side project

Jessica's farm produce - canned
Busy, busy summer.  I have two 18x24 paintings almost done.  They're at the stage where I need to do some final tweaking - you know, the scariest part.  The make or break part.  We're having a special guest for dinner tonight.  My son's girlfriends's mother from China.  So there's no time to paint.  

I thought you might like to see what's been going on around here for the last two weeks.  My husband has been working on finishing the back porch.  You can see some of the boards yet to be put up on the decking.  The powder room is all torn up and will be remodeled.  It's a bathroom that's 80 years old and SO needs it.  And my daughter decided to get into canning.  She works in the garden at the farm one day a week and brings home tons of vegetables.  

Hopefully, things will calm down a little soon.  Hope you're all having a wonderful summer!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July Respite

July Respite
Oil on Linen

It's that time of year again.  My husband goes on his annual fishing trip with 15 other guys (including his brothers, my brother and son) up in Rainy Lake, Minnesota.  They've been doing this for years.  It's also the time of year when my schedule is completely free, up for grabs, whatever.  Last night I craved a Big Mac.  Haven't had one of those in ages, ha!  And I rented The Lovely Bones.  Great movie, by the way!

In between painting sessions, my daughter and I are planning pedicures and maybe a Mystic Tan (fake spray tan).  It's that time of year when leisure is an art in itself.  I hope you have time for some self-indulgent leisure this summer.  We need time to do whatever strikes our fancy!