Forgot to mention in my last post that I bought one of the highly-coveted yellow birdy teacups from Anthropologie while in Portland. Haven't gotten the chance to use it yet, but I have it placed ever-so in my kitchen, begging me to slow down a tad and drink a cup of tea. By far, my favorite teacup I own.
I've been feeling so depressed/guilty this week because I haven't done any painting for the past couple of weeks due to all the happenings. Tonight was proclaimed as "creative night", so I grabbed my double-shot mocha from Starbucks at 7pm, prepared my canvas & wood, uncapped the paint tubes, cranked up the iPod, and finally...began. It's amazing how that just voided out all my anxieties and guilty feelings. I feel relieved, calm, and so, so much better. This little floating eyeball was finished in a mere hour--he's waiting for some varnish and ribbon and then will be up for grabs in Le Shop (yes! Promise!). I'm quite smitten with it. I had made a list of objects I wanted to paint floating in the clouds, a'la Surrealists and Magritte, and an eyeball was at the tip-top. Love painting 'dem eyeballs...Nothing's better than paint-covered hands:
And the big BIG news?
I'm going to England next month! It's such a spur-of-the-moment thing and I'm so SO excited. I couldn't find anyone able to go with me, but my dear mum got some free air-time from her credit card and it just happened to collide with my urge to visit the UK. So, I bought my plane ticket, and have been frantically reserving rooms in London, Blackpool, and Edinburgh. The majority of the trip will be spent in London and Edinburgh, with a day in Blackpool and a day in Liverpool (being a big Beatles fan, I've got to make the pilgrimage). It's gonna be killer! A quickie of a trip--only 9 days 'cause dude. The UK is hella expensive. It's funny how this trip will cost just as much (if not more) as my 2 1/2 week trek through Italy. Damn you, pesky worthless American dollar.
Okay. The paint beckons me. Good night, kiddos!