Thursday, July 12, 2012
Soaking it all in
It is summer in Seattle!
After months of waking up to rainy and dreary skies, we are now greeted by gorgeous puffy clouds that give way, by afternoon, to clear skies as far as the eye can see. I love the way the sun feels on my skin, warm and penetrating, to what feels as deep as my soul. I have been outside as much as possible, soaking at all in.
I have not been outside painting a mural. Although, this would be the month to do so. The dry weather would be perfect for a long term painting project outdoors. I tried and tried to find somewhere to paint a public mural, since we live in an apartment and do not have permission to paint on on our building. I tried to find a current project, perhaps one that we could volunteer some hours toward. No luck.
This weekend, my goal is to try and find a piece of plywood, bought or found, and start a mural on there. I was thinking of adding to my bedroom that I started sprucing up, during DIY month. My vision is of something with whites, creams, and shades of light earthy tones. I have a big spot where I can hang the mural when finished. The question at hand is, what design? I am more the type to just start and see where I end up. No plan, free-hand, abstract art. But I am open to doing something with more fore-thought and precision. Maybe.
Perhaps I will head to Pinterest or other internet sites for some inspiration. Tonight, I could make an inspiration board and go from there.
Oh, and by the by, Pregnant Melinda is still up to her tricks. Remember her from a few months ago?After losing 10 pounds and maintaining that for a month or so, I fell off the wagon and loaded up 5 pounds again. As of last week, I am back to healthy eating and exercise. My kids have been running with me, and coaching me through crunches and plank pose. I have to say, they make great trainers! A new goal is set, to lose 15 pounds by 9/7/12...just in time to celebrate my 40th!! I know it is do-able. Will power, positive self affirmations filled with love, and less self criticism.