Wind will send my dreams flying

I was about to say good morning, but it is clearly afternoon!  I might have slept in this morning.  I didn’t get to bed until after midnight, so I think it is ok that I slept until 11am!   I needed it, I didn’t do much teaching in a classroom this week, but it was eventful!  Went off with the 5th grade to work on leadership and team building skills at 4-H camp and then off to a conference yesterday.  Phew!

Haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and work on some creative endeavors.  I did sit down today to work on a gift for my friend Stephanie.  She is getting married today!  So happy for her and Brian!  It will be a fun time this afternoon celebrating with all my friends!

Above is a glimpse of my kitchen island where I worked on a watercolor painting for the love birds.  I am waiting for it to dry so that I can add the last details and then mat it!  I really hope they like it!  I wish both of them love everyday, unexpected kisses from each other, smiles from across the room, fun filled days, quiet moments, spur of the moment adventures, and humor to keep them going.

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No Matter Where I Go….I have supportive Friends

Micron pen 8x10" sketchbook drawing

Hey everyone, thanks for the supportive comments on facebook after my last post.  It means a lot to know I have such great friends that care!  I don’t have many emotional days anymore but a few sneak in here and there and it helps me to get my feelings out.  I have had a much better couple days and feel very inspired.

I have a strong desire to sit down and create.  Lots of ideas brewing and no time to place them on paper.  My schedule is frantic these days.  Hopefully I can find some down time tonight to work at home.  Probably not but it doesn’t mean I wont try.  Christmas is right around the corner and my goal is to make things for close friends and family members.  I better get working because the ski season is quickly coming and we all know that when the snow flies I want to be making turns on the snow.

Thanks again for all the positive energy you have sent my way!

No Matter Where I Go…

Acrylic and pens on canvas-“A Chip on my Shoulder”

Good morning to everyone!  Yesterday was a pretty emotional day for me.  I started off my with high hopes of a great start to my week and it was crushed.  I will not say too much because it has to do with work and I try not to share that part of my life on this blog.  All I will say is that I have realized that I can no longer keep putting as much energy into offering up so much help at school anymore.   I mean, I need to ask myself if offering to do so much is the best for my body and soul. I am not talking about my role as a teacher, I would do anything for my students.

I struggled through the rest of my day after the first half hour of my morning was spent trying to give myself a pep talk.  I felt defeated and frustrated and it was hard to snap out of it.  The minute my kiddos walked in to my room, I was able to ignore it.  That is until a close friend/teacher noticed my demeanor and asked what was wrong.  I wish I could hide my emotions better!   I was probably just being too sensitive to the whole issue.

My day continued to be crummy.  I went to the gym after our soccer game (my poor kiddos lost miserably, but worked really hard) and tried to work it out of my system.  I felt a little better by the time I got home.  A delicious meal of salmon, rice, and asparagus set me right to end my crummy day on the couch watching tv.

This morning I woke up feeling a little better.  Cranked Michael Franti’s newest album and sipped on some delicious coffee during my pretty ride to school.  The leaves are turning color and my drive was filled with rusty reds, crisp oranges, and bright yellows.   Today is going to be much better!