Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring = Hard work

I picked up a biography of Paul Simon last week for $1.00.  Brand new book, found it at Dollar Tree of all places, and I figured how bad could it be?  Filled with photos and way too many (for me) music facts (I listen, but am ignorant about studio musicians, processes and lists of songs) but a really good read, nonetheless.  As I read, and between reading sets, I find myself singing and humming the great Simon and Garfunkel songs of my generation.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters was "my" song when I was wed many years back.  And today I can't get Graceland out of my head.  There are worse things to have stuck there...  Just as good - only different!

When did the days get so short?  Seems like I'm just getting started and it's 7 o'clock, and I'm all tired out - and hardly anything is finished!  Time seems to slip on by.  I know I'm not as quick - nor do I have quite the same stamina as twenty or so years back, but really!

So much yard/garden work to get done, furniture jobs to finish, house needs Spring cleaning, painting,,,  and then there are the kittens I am fostering.  Add to that a huge project for a local animal rescue and it's no wonder I've not been painting for myself as much as I'd like.  Going to remedy that; put myself back on a schedule. Otherwise I tend to just putter in the yard, pulling up poison ivy, planting, weeding, burning brush - all the things that I can find an excuse to do because the weather is so beautiful.

Power and Glory . 24 x 24 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas . $475.
Found time to finish this for the current Sautee show.  Finished a couple of animal portraits, and have three more to do in the next couple of weeks as well as a commissioned landscape.  So I'm busy!  Just not getting to do much "personal" art.    

Rescue Dog - 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas
Rescue dog - 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas
Out walking last week - still lots of Red Bud in bloom...  no Morels, though..sigh.

1 comment:

Roy said...

I know how you feel. Working in a garden center this time of year is hectic, and when I get home I'm so tired all I want to do is take a nap! Ah well, it slows down eventually.