Tempis Fugit

How is it already July? This year is flying by. I took 2 art classes at the Art Center of New Jersey this year. I’ve been getting back to working with oil paints, which has been enjoyable. I also participated in Maplewood’s annual Painting in the Park. I exhibited a painting at the Art Center’s annual show. I also started sewing some purses, because I cannot seem to stick with one type of creative endeavor for more that a few months.

Welcome to 2022!

Well, 2021 was a bust. In addition to the ongoing pandemic, my mother passed away in February of 2021. Instead of spending the year making art, as I had hoped and planned, I instead spent the year grieving and handling my mother’s estate. If you’ve ever had to do so, then you know how much work it was.

A lot of my time was spent cleaning out my mother’s house and preparing it for sale. I also learned to crochet over the year and made this cute turkey. Only later in the year, was I able to have some time to paint.

I know everyone keeps saying the same, but hopefully this year will be better!

Welcome to 2021!

Tea Party Sketch

Happy New Year! The holiday season is over and it’s time to get in gear for the new year. Like many people, I use the 1st of the year as a kind of reset to evaluate and reflect on the prior year and to set new goals for the coming year. While 2020 was rough in many respects, there were also a few positives, like being able to spend more time with my family.

In the new year, I hope to become a bit more disciplined about posting here and to be a little bit less of a slacker. But I also am going to try to be a little kinder to myself when my discipline is not quite up to snuff. It’s always been my weak spot. I’m more prone to daydreaming than working, most days.

Another one of my plans for the new year is to have a Valentine’s Day tea party with my family. What are your plans?