|Monthly Painters Challenge - Rhapsody of Colour|
This is how I want to start every Friday...
I sit here at 5.54 am
yes you read that right A freakin M...
and yet I have a smile on my face
normally this is more a grimace
more of a woe is me sort of half smile
which is the Sup nod equivalent for mothers the world over
but I digress
I am happy and smiling because it has been a great week
I have painted well
I attacked the tea cup canvases
and they actually look like they are going to be half way decent,
my Monthly painters Challenge piece
which is usually a source of mild angst
came together quickly and with ease
I actually opened the draw beside me
messed up the paint tubes a bit so they looked a bit more interesting
and painted them
woohoo easy peasy
and I really like the end result
I also got to use Buddha's Last Balls as a title for a blog post
which has been an ambition for quite some time...
and the dog got a hair cut
which is most unflattering and somehow makes him look fat
which normally would be a very bad haircut
but it is causing me to giggle every time I see him
because he sort of looks a bit like ET
with a white fluffy face
and he is clearly unhappy with it... priceless
and the greatness doesn't stop there...
I was showered with fun and kindness via the blog world
I was a Showcase winner
for a Challenge over at Inspiration Avenue
which meant I declared myself awesome
and wore a tiara all day
even for school drop off which resulted in a level of teenage daughter angst
that truly made my soul sing...
I had a few people email me about doing some little swaps
which is great fun and all exciting
and one involves Balls
which is a customs form I would like to fill out!!!
and I got to wake up this morning
to see that the lovely Jenn over at Just Add Water
had put up the post that showed me as a featured artist
Which featured an official seal....
so I am official and reading that interview I am very impressed with myself
seriously I sound quite mature
and thoughtful and all those good things
while in my heart of hearts I am still the same old me
it is nice to have a space in the cyber universe where I can sound so together
and it was such a pleasure going through the process with the lovely Jenn
who was so supportive and generous in making it enjoyable
and it was such a thrill to wake up to see it there
and to see my work in one place like that
no wonder I have been a bit tired
I have been quite busy
recognition is like just the biggest smile inducing thing isn't it...
especially at 5.54 am..
So I challenge you to not smile
even at 6 am,
when your week has included
painting without angst
awards, tiaras, teenage embarrassment
your dog doing a days long impression of ET,
an official seal, and interview which
makes you sound much better than you are in real life
linking up with your friends at Paint Party Friday
knowing there is a new Blog Hop -
the Artist's Play Room starting tomorrow
and balls... I dare you xx