Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's Possible!

I just watched Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella this afternoon, and I've always loved this sentiment.  It makes me feel so hopeful, so I thought I'd share it with you!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Leave of Absence

And then I walked downstairs and he was like, "what?"  And I was like, "yesterday."  

...So I thought I'd start out this post as if we were in the middle of a conversation instead of the cold, hard truth - that I haven't posted anything in months.  Months!  Here's a little run-down of what I've been up to and why my posts have been scarce:
  • wrote a paper and gave a presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright and his principles of organic expression (for school)
  • painted.  A LOT.
  • wrote and rewrote my artist's statement (9 pages now) and read a lot of James Elkins' The Domain of Images (very interesting, but takes a lot of rereading...)  
  • worked a lot
  • continued to work in the young women's program at church
  • continued chairing the Wee Folks Island committee for the Saline Celtic Festival
  • continued on as treasurer of the Kendall MFA Club
  • got a stomach virus
  • got a Twitter account
  • got a painting into the Michigan Water Color Society's annual show, this year being held in Birmingham, MI!
  • had a painting in a show at a place called Braaaaaaiiiiinnnnssss 
  • worked on my plan to take over the world (shhhh - it's a secret!)
  • worked on stuff for my website - COMING SOON!
A mini preview of one of
my most recent paintings -
it's 7' tall, 7" wide, & in oil

Here's what I didn't do:
  • post on my blog
  • have a social life
  • get normal amounts of sleep
  • eat healthy
  • exercise
What it boils down to is that the second list is becoming my list of things to do this summer!  I'll still be working from list one (painting, working, seeking after world domination, etc), but hope to intersperse some things that are a little more fun alongside sleeping and trying to fit back into my pants.  I'll also be teaching a few youth art classes, an adult drawing class, as well as a workshop on Frank Lloyd Wright on May 15.  (I'm becoming obsessed...there may or may not be a post about him soon...I can't help it!)

I'm hoping that this summer, while being busy in preparation for graduation in December, will be full of adventures!  They may be local, inexpensive adventures (who knew grad students were so broke all the time...?), but they are going to be AMAZING.  I'll keep you posted (no pun intended)!