Friday night I came home early. As I promised myself.
It had been a good day, the nonsense of the day before put behind me and it was really nice to drive home while there was still daylight.
I had given the excuse of a dinner invitation as the reason to not work extra hours and with that seed planted in my brain, I decided I wanted to eat out.
So after locating a missing teenager at his friend’s house, Hubby, MJ and I went to a Pub for dinner.
A place we hadn’t tried before, right on the beach although it was far too cold for a wander down the Jetty.
I took a photo through the window and “Lord Google” decided to tweak it when it uploaded to my Google storage. Not sure whether to be a little scared of the automation but I rather like the effect.
After a lovely meal, MJ wanted to try the icecream dessert bar across the road so we wandered over and my lovely son bought me the most decadent waffle..smothered in caramel and nuts with a generous serving of icecream.
It certainly was a pretty awesome way to finish the week.
Saturday afternoon was spent visiting an art exhibition with some girls from my art class.
So much better to wander looking at art with girlfriends than husbands (as much as I love them, they really don’t “get it”)
The best bit though was that all that art and creative talk seems to have kick started my mojo a little.
I was itching to get into my girl cave today and paint.
For the first time in ages, it really wasn’t a struggle to get motivated.
Started first on the seascape.
And when I stopped to allow some drying time, I was just about dancing.
Well I was dancing.
What I had in my head was actually happening on the canvas.
My first landscape with a person.
And then I put the cityscape on the easel.
I am so close to calling it finished, so after I worked a bit on it today, I will now just stop and look at it for a few more days before signing it.
Yes, I use technical tools like chop sticks to paint with
Such a good feeling to enjoy my painting again and seeing as I am heading back to classes next weekend, I hope this is the start of more success and less frustration. At least for a while.
Now my brushes are washed and paints actually packed up for the day, it is time to relax and enjoy the last bit of Sunday with a coffee with friends.
Wishing you all a happy and creative weekend.
Smiles and hugs xx