Happy Friday everyone! This Friday is especially a good one for me since I start my week long vacation after work is finished today. No big plans but some little jaunts in the planning. I've been holding off scheduling anything since I love the feeling of having whole open week. Guess it is time to actually decide what I might do before the week is over, but truthfully the idea of being low key is really appealing. A little yard work, some reading, some art time, finishing a few little cleaning projects....sounds decadent and fantastic to me.
So this week I've had a lot going on; I caught a little virus which put me to bed with a bad headache, and I also went with my husband to his kidney transplant orientation down in Boston. I did manage to squish in a little art the other evening, including some work on some paintings. The orange house piece is almost finished, and I will show you that next week, but I did start another piece.
The yellow chair!
The chair is a bit out of proportion but I have plans for that. Plus, I kind of like its small seat and the too tall back quirkiness.
I have been using up the extra left over paint on my palette to make some backgrounds.
These are nothing special, but these backgrounds have turned into some journal pages.
Next week I really want to spend a morning or afternoon with my gelli plate and do some printing. My painted paper stash is very low right now so it is time to replenish, plus I want to make some spring/summery colored pages. I really should get a small plate that they now have. I have a big plate, but I tend to pull it out only when I go into mass printing mode. Not that that is a bad thing, but I think maybe I would use a smaller plate on a more regular basis.
Maybe use- that's the key phrase there.
So update on my husband's kidney situation: it looks like we'll be able to do a transplant in the fall. Smile. (But it is still kind of scary!) Right now we have 3 active people who are willing to donate a kidney to him, myself included. We have 3 other people who have mentioned they would, but we have to see if they actively want to get involved. It is way too big of an issue to ask people, but the hope is we can do it in October or November and then be able to move forward with this bump in road in our lives.
I still can't get over where life can put you-unexpectly.
I'm sure many or most or even all of you know that, but it never fails to surprise me.
Linking this week's work to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for doing this every week. If you haven't been or haven't been by recently, be sure to stop by and check out all the clever and cool pieces people post.
Hope everyone has some fun weekend plans and thanks for stopping by my blog!