Sunday, July 29, 2012

Desperatly (not really) trying to catch up...

...it's been weeks since my last blog post...

...and I feel off track, behind schedule, not following the "you must be consistent when blogging" rule and find I'm falling way behind.  I know this is in my head which doesn't necessarily make it true...just another little pressure to add to the day.  

The real story is...
I just finished a month long project in LA where I am literally on my feet ALL the live long day!  As mentioned in an earlier post, I do the CMA Gifts showroom design & set up for a 40,000 square foot permanent gift showroom at the CalMart, getting them ready for the July LA Gift Show.  I think I may have also mentioned that the showroom is a RepGroup that represents many different gift manufactures...so there's alot going on during set up!  You would think after being on your feet all day, everyday, merchandising, displaying and creating would drain your creative juices...not so!  It seems to fill my creative cup up even more!









So now that the showroom is behind me...
(for now anyway...until we do it all again in December and January)

...it's time for a little R&R, Summertime Fun, catching up with friends, being home, basking in the sun, playing with my pets...and my guy!  At least for a few days before it's back to work painting furniture (which is more like play), taking care of my Cerro Home shop and working with clients on projects they've been patiently waiting for while I was away.

In the meantime...

I gave our bedroom a little lift with two new seaside lamps from the showroom, which inspired painting the bedside tables Off White with a Duck Egg under painting, leaving the top natural wood to match the existing bed frame, and adding in a few of my handmade shell pillows...(the more pillows the better...right?)


 Gotta take time out to play with my two buddies...JoJo & JJ...



...and spend a great day in Balboa Park with dear friends Val & Steve...



...visiting the SD Museum of Art and getting inspired to paint...


...and visiting the Annual Turtle & Tortoise show...love it...want one!


It's been a wonderful reentry into home life, sleeping in my own bed and getting reacquainted with life as I know it.  I always miss all my LA friends (family) that I get to work with twice a year...though I'll be back in December refreshed and ready to go.

So thanks for being patient with my absence and my ramblings about what's been going on.  Once I'm done enjoying this freedom it's time to create a new website, set up a new blog on Word Press (maybe even get a new computer) and get back to painting.  Until then I hope you too are taking time out to enjoy this beautiful summer...so important...you can't get this time back once it's spent...and fall will be here soon enough!


enjoy!



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