As I soaked in the tub filled with epsom salts feeling quite refreshed, I contemplated by blog - thinking that I have somehow been neglectful. I have had an extremely busy spring. Have had two wonderful trips - one to Alexandria Virgina for my other professional life and one to Vancouver for my real life. The Alexandria trip was for a Human Resources event (that I love) and Vancouver - for two of the loves of my life - my beautiful daughters! So, with all this travel and work stuff and -oh, organizing the Kings County Studio Tour for a group of area artists and artisans,,, I have neglected my painting. And I don't feel very good about it. Don't get me wrong, I love the other stuff - just not enough of me to accomplish all that I expect of me.
Tonight we are hosting a dinner club with a group of friends. We have been doing this for over 25 years! We are using our grilling stones and it is a surf and turf night... scallops...shrimp and strip loin steaks. Served with asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, and little tomatoes. And dessert.. New York style cheesecake with sour cream glaze topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry coulis and whipping cream. Decadent night! So excited! Love our friends!
So, while soaking in my tub I realized that I have identified myself with Blooming Colors... but really I am all about Living Colors. We are so much more that one word we think describes us. I am grateful for my life, my husband, my daughters our blended family, friends, work and my alter ego - the painter. The painter in me gives me permission to be a bit out there or excentric or to live what ever colours I want. Love this!
So, with where I am in life - I have to give myself permission to be here in the present and not feel guilty or that I should be doing something else or painting more or ... you get the idea. Painting is my life and so is my family equally important. And so is my other working life. Pays the bills and so much more. Now I can be practical!