Wednesday, August 27, 2008

new ride

So the kids are back in school and it feels like a brand new life for me (again.) Even though I've been away from a "real job" since the end of April, I haven't had much of an opportunity to get a good feel for the type of freedom that comes without that day-to-day commitment. There's a big pile of oysters at my feet and I just need to bend my tired old back over enough to pick one up, crack it open, and slurp it down.

For now, the first oyster is in the shape of art. I'm chugging along, and am just about ready for the Art Hop. A few minor details to go, but all in all, I'm satisfied with the work I'll have on exhibit. There's a consistent look that's coming out, so I'm quite happy with that. I still want to take some of the pieces and sand them down and repaint and sand some more, but I have to let them go and have lives of their own now.

Next, clean the Intervale off a big pile of summer squash, onions, beets, zucchini and potatoes and roast them in the oven. Eat them up. Take a nap. Have some carrot sticks cut up for when the kids get home.

Today... eh, I'll take the nap first. Time to quiet the mind a bit, and work on being right here. On my couch, in sunny Burlington, with a dining room full of paintings that people might love, or like, or not. I just don't know. No more figuring it out, today. No more guessing. Today, I'm going to close my eyes, drift off, and prepare for the next ride.

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