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Friday, June 27, 2008

Lots of Painting...The House That Is

I HAD A DREAM
Okay, not the "let's change the world" kind of dream. I had this plan that, as everyone slept, I would wake early and paint a few hours each day this summer. I just didn't think it would be outside...on a ladder. As my husband and I surveyed the exterior of our house the other week, we realized that someone (shoulda been suspicious right there) needs to repaint the shutters. No big deal. One week and I'll be done. Oh, and while we're at it, we really should scrape and paint that area above the garage, and those pillars. Too high? Okay we'll rent SCAFFOLDING.

THERE'S MORE
Oops, almost forgot. The contractor called back and can start the basement now. (Which means we are gutting the utility room and turning it into that extra bedroom we need.) While we are doing the utility room, we need to finish the gameroom so we can order the carpeting all at once.

CHANGING EXPECTATIONS
Somehow, this summer isn't turning out the way I envisioned it. So? Change the vision. Instead of painting every day for a few hours, I'm setting a goal to finish two paintings by the end of the summer. That's doable. I've signed up for a 2-day workshop with Phil Salvato at the end of the summer. That will keep me motivated. All that's left is to finish that portfolio to send to a broker in a few weeks and enter two international juried exhibitions. A little more modest goals, but the key is balance. And a freshly-painted house!
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