Today I felt a notable sigh of relief as my brand spanking new art rep left my studio after a most fruitful meeting. Myself and twelve others artists are championed by this little red headed art consultant in the creative theaters of interior design, architecture, corporate art acquisition, art enthusiasts, etc.
Some of the fun we had today...I made breakfast and coffee (thank you chickens and Zeke's!) and she and I traded ideas, discussing everything from palettes, styles, and approaches to painting to the pros and cons of individual mediums...Then she formally interviewed me so that her clients can get a feel for where I'm at and where I'm going artistically.
The creative energy was infectious, enriching, and an obvious confirmation that I've been blessed to be asked to join her personal arsenal of paint slingers.
After a fun morning/early afternoon with Kellee, I had my carpenter come over and go over some projects I've been wanting to do...little stuff that will streamline the house a bit. I think I mentioned how I detest clutter. I can't paint, much less think when there is stuff not in its place...and with four little ones, that's pretty much all the time. Anyhow, if I draw something and give my carpenter dimensions and materials, he can pretty much make anything. He did the man cave I surprised my husband with last year and my chicken coop, which has kept my hens warm in the single digit temps this month.
Then around three, the kiddos began to trickle in from school and they were famished! So I preheated the oven then taught my nine-year-old how to make authentic lasagna (despite the fact that I have zero Italian genes). We enjoyed a lovely dinner, then I left for my weekly exercise.
Every Tuesday night I play three hours of competitive volleyball with a league nearby. We go from 9pm-12 am. It's a great workout and I've made some new friends. My old college team mate, whom I played volleyball and lacrosse with, also plays. It's such a small world that we'd end up living in the same community...our boys are in the same class. What are the chances?
It was a great day. Very productive...although now I wish I didn't have those two sugar free Red Bulls before my games tonight...