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Finally life is back to normal

Today is the first day in nearly 2 weeks that we have back our happy little singing girl. Nothing worse than a sick child! It makes you realise, on days like today, how lucky we have it.
I got a lot done today I started painting a series of affirmations paintings for our house. It will be nice to be surrounded in positive words when we need them. Called into the recycling centre and the supermarket. Gave shit to plummer Dan when he walked in on me cleaning the shower and chatted to the builder who is fixing our bathroom floor. Caught up with Chanz, Mum and Lyn. Got my 4 artist trading cards ready to send off 2mora for the next trade. Bought a Norfolk pine for our Christmas Tree, potted it in a lovely pot and decorated. I also split up one of my plants that I have wanted to do for sometime now but had ran out of potting mix. I got a shock when I drove into the Springvale Garden Centre it's FLASH! They have a kids play area, I have never been to a garden centre with a playground in it. Maddy was happy, showing off to the two other children there. She is so like me, confident and doesn't want any help, I can just see her thinking bugger off Mum! I wish I wasn't such a worry wart and so protective of her, I can now understand why Mum didn't let me do everything I wanted to do.

Here is a picture of me as a mischievous little girl.

I just went outside to sweep up my mess and there was a brass band playing Christmas carols at the old peoples home. Nothing like music from a brass band to get you into the Christmas spirit! And 2 wood pigeons flew over to say hello, they are beautiful birds! Here is a photo I took from my desk in July 2010, the pigeon was only 3 meters away from me. We live in a cool place!

A good piece of advice - Be Creative
Georgia O'Keeffe said serious artists always have three shows painted and ready to go. This sounds like a lot of inventory to have sitting around, but this concept has several important ideas behind it.
If an artist does, in fact, have enough work available for three one-person exhibitions, it means he or she is very prolific. To have three shows in your studio means you are creating consistent work, which is exactly what collectors, dealers, and museum curators want to see in an artist.
Besides being prolific, having three shows available means that you can jump on opportunities that arise with little notice. I run into many situations in which artists are able to secure exhibitions mainly because they have work available. Similarly, I have seen opportunities lost because nothing was ready to go.
One way to have enough work in the studio is to make a commitment to produce a certain amount of work per month. Figure out what that minimum amount might be. Consider where your work is going right now and how much more you would need to produce to keep a certain amount of inventory in your studio for the next opportunity.

I thought it would be nice to promote a Wanganui business at least once a week. The first business I have chosen is ...
Howe Saucy - NZ Grown Garlic Sauce
Check out Sue and Nicky's Garlic Sauce at the best in the world!

I cdnuol't blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can slitl raed it  whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh?

The Youtube clip of the day is Tiki Taane & DUBXL - Summer Time

FANTASTIC, in so many ways is all I can say!

My card for the day was CHOOSE PEACE
it said....In this situation choose the path of peace. As you think about various options and possible outcomes, which brings the greater feeling of peace to your body and mind? This is your answer. Your peacefulness elevates your energy and helps you manifest your desires.

Back to the studio x x x


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