Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Painting

It's hard to believe it is January.  The holidays were great but lazy since Shane had off too.  We took lots of naps, saw a few movies, played some games and ate lots of good food.  One of the big things I started working on is organizing our office a bit better.  It's always been pretty cluttered because I'm a saver--of sentimental things, like Bella's cute little drawings of us with big belly buttons and little scraps of paper with notes on them.  It's hard to find a place for everything and everything in it's place like they say, when you are a bit of a "collector" in a sense. 

But I want to get it more organized so I can also use it as a painting studio as well since so much of my creating is spread out in the kitchen which makes for a choatic mess at times.  I would actually love a separate room altogether for my painting, but we just don't have any more spare rooms in the house.  So sharing with the office will have to do for now. 

Aside from organization, getting in shape is a top priority this year.  We bought a recumbent exercise bike at the beginning of December and I'm vowing to use it at least five days a week.  So far, so good.  It's near the living room and we got an i-pod so I can listen to music and make it a bit easier to do, unlike when I used to go on the treadmill in the basement, no music, no tv, only staring at the wall and surrounding cobwebs. 

Lastly, here's a recent painting I did that says, "Dream with me."  I"ve always been a daydreamer ever since I can remember and this statement speaks to me as well as the lazy kite on a cheery summer day.  Yes, I'm already looking forward to warmer weather.  Oh, one of the possible resolutions that crossed my mind was to actually accept that I live in Wisconsin and accept that it will be cold and gloomy through March.  Not sure if I'm going to dive into that one though--that's even harder than regular exercising for me!  Anyway, I hope to make it an even better year this year!

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