Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trying to make some sense of things

The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and change (particularly in the nickled and dimed department! LOL!) I am focusing on the abundance of my life, and on living and enjoying each day as it comes. I have been practicing yoga now daily for two weeks and I can really see the difference in my attitude and physical well being. I am also painting and drawing almost every day. I am working on some new pieces to exhibit and hopefully sell - I have really gotten into portraits with the class that I am taking and hope to do some commissions. Some changes are happening in the scrapping area but I recently received some new lines that you can't yet purchase, and will be showing you some fun new layouts and projects with them. I finished sewing a pair of pants and am now sewing a top to coordinate with them. I also got a really cool book at the library called Fabric Jewelry by Teresa Searle and am so inspired by her ideas. I have been playing with variations and permutations, and will showing some pieces very soon.
It is another stunning day here, and every day I say thanks for the cooler weather - it feels so fantastic and really helps reduce our electricity bill. Yesterday I baked bread and a Key lime cake, and fixed vegetable soup for dinner. Today is a butt roast in the crockpot, fried polenta, and a salad of avocado, tomato, onion, green pepper, fresh basil from my yard in a viniagrette - I love love love to cook and bake when it's cool.
Thanks for reading and have a super day!

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeee that painting Chris!! And love that you are doing yoga...I have been thinking about that because my joints are screaming at me 24/7 now! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

That painting is beautiful, Chris! Love that yoga is such a positive in your life! That's awesome! :-)

marit said...

The painting is really gorgeous Chris!!! You're sooo good at it and getting even better with each piece you show! I had to think when you stated that "cooler weather reduces the bill" - but I understand you are talking about the airconditioning... hihi - in the Netherlands, cooler weather brings bigger bills (heather on...) Enjoy your "cool" weather dear!!!

Jenneke said...

Wow, I love your painting, Chris. You're sooo talented!!
I'm happy for you that you're feeling okay!

XXXJenneke

kim c said...

It's amazing how your talent for painting has blossomed. Your muse must be working overtime. I can't wait to share with you some pics from CT. We went to a great museum/garden in Old Lyme. It featured 33 scarecrows based upon master artists. I immediately thought of you.

EverydayMe said...

I would love to try yoga... but i haven't found a class that I have enjoyed... they are all so advanced and I struggle... so it's just walking for me... glad you're enjoying it!!! Love the painting... it's lovely!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

Jeanet said...

Your paintign is absolutely beautiful!
Love your post! Enjoy your baking! I'm returning to cooking and baking myself these days! Love the smell!