Monday, January 14, 2019


Hello again! "What's up?", you ask? Well, not a whole heckuva lot since the holidays ended. Par for the course, I'm having a hard time getting back into the groove of things. I did finally get my art table cleared off enough that I can actually see the last project I was working on before I headed off to Lucky Star Art Camp at the beginning of November. However, as of yet, no further work has been done there. And, although all the Christmas decorations have been returned to their off-season homes, most of my Christmas gifts have yet to find a home.

Some serious purging must be undertaken before that can occur and, as of yet, the only step I have taken is to finally force myself to gather up a big ol' bag of  Prismacolor markers to donate. They're about 15 years old and starting to dry up, but they were from such a pivotal time in my life -- when I had gone back to school to study horticulture and discovered by chance that I actually had a knack for landscape design -- that it was rather difficult to let them go. Now, however, I'm more into art journaling, and this will make space for all the new markers Santa filled my stocking with -- ones that aren't quite so bad about bleeding through one journal page and onto the next!

Riding Around In The Back Of My Car For Who Knows How Long
Oh yeah, I also decided to let go of a few more holiday gee-gaws, and gathered up all the long-handled paint brushes I made the mistake of ordering when I first decided to try my hand at painting -- before I had a clue that those were meant for easel painting, not tabletop painting!

However, that was about 20 minutes worth of work, and Christmas is now 20 days gone by. So what on earth have I been doing with my time? Well, I did spend a good bit of quality time with the Muses and with little Goober Bear.

A Muses + MuseMen Gathering at Adventure Woman's House

Calvin Turns His New "Building" Into A Car-Fixing-Place
There were some outings with Adventure Boy, including a very cool art exhibit called The Bold Beauty Project. It was held at a gorgeous place called Messina Inn, about 5 minutes from the Wimberley square, which I never even knew existed here. Right on the river, and if they're not hosting a wedding or some other major event, they rent out the casitas to individuals. Might be a fun place for a family gathering!

There was an awesome day spent with my daughter, seeing "On The Basis of Sex" -- a wonderful movie made even better by sharing it with her. Then yesterday it was back over to Austin to gather with the whole gang, in celebration of her 36th birthday! How is that  even possible? Wasn't it just yesterday that I was turning that age?

Black Velvet Cupcakes with Mexican Chocolate Frosting by Cake Monster

I guess it's really true. Time does fly when you're having fun. Which could be why I can't seem to accomplish anything here at home!