Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ahhh Autumn...

The cool breeze, the sun casting long shadows in the late afternoon, the vegetable garden starting to turn from green to warm shades of gold. Football. Oh sorry, did I ruin it for you with the "F" word? ;-) oh I like football alright which is probably a good thing because as my sister says we become football widows in the fall. That's ok it gives me time to work on things like this!

Awhile back I started re-illustrating a book my sister wrote. As I evolve as a painter/illustrator I find things I once did seem subpar and I'm fine with that but I really feel this little book of ours is special and it deserves my best. So I've started over. This was the first page and I'm just about done with the first chapter. It feels amazing and since the first chapter is about autumn I wanted to share this. 

I always keep a book close by that inspires me. It reminds me that with dedication and hard work anything is possible. Your dreams will come true!

I also recorded the fact that my water is pretty clean...that almost never happens!

I keep this photo on my phone as a screen saver, to remind me what is waiting for me when I get home from work. My lovely paints and my opportunity to get lost in a dream! 

I hope you all have a dream you can get lost in! Even if it's a book, spending time out in nature, knitting something cozy, or being with the people you love. 

Till next time! :-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Game of Random Blogging

Hello! Let me first warn you this post is going to be a pot luck. Just a little bit of everything. Honestly this post could be broken into a few but I'm feeling like sharing! :-) 
Ok...on your mark, get set, totally random stuff!

I'm totally addicted to these spicy California rolls from Luckys Market! I'm eating them at least 3 times a week for lunch. When I'm not eating these I'm trying to eat this...

Fruit salad, hummus and crackers, a cheese stick. I've been using the My Fitness Pal app. It's really helping me track my calories!

You know, so I can eat stuff like this.

Next bit of randomness...

My sweet husband got new glasses. I think he looks very handsome! I love a man in glasses.

Look at all these crunchy leaves! It looks like fall. This picture was also an excuse to show you my new shoes! I love them! They're Swedish Hasbeens...they are very comfy!

Look at that lighting! We've had loads of rain the last few days...we needed it as evident from the crunchy leaves!


Oops, I mopped the kitchen floor and forgot to bring the mop and bucket in. Just look at that mess from the storm!

Ok now...just so we're really keeping this post random, I thought I'd show you what's been growing in the parking lot at work. A zucchini and a tomato! How wild is that! No pun intended . ;-)

Ok that's all the random I've got for now. Hope you are all amazing and as excited about fall as I am! Talk to you soon!