I am sitting quietly in the lounge, there is a list as long as my arm to try and complete today (but probably it will by the end of the week realistically speaking) and a studio waiting for me - I have another art fair Saturday and Sunday and I should really be making new stock as most of mine was sold last weekend.
But - I have a rather pressing issue ... this month's scavenger hunt ! So with a coffee to hand, a sleepy dog on my feet and a list of words to complete I must get on!
The words were inspired by last month's weather - which continued all through October too unfortunately.
Himself and Moss, he insisted on taking us (well - me mostly, Moss is usually first in line) despite the weather. I had so much to do (leading up to the art event) but he was right. I did feel better afterwards.
Same walk, same dog - she was so wet.........
... and this is why!
The ground was thundering and I (as did Moss) hated crossing the bridge over this 'boiling cauldron' of water. Himself revelled in it.
No words are needed for this - but for clarity refer to - umbrella, wet and puddles....
It has been this kinda month................
My life was completely eaten with TAM's art trail weekend, this year was the most complicated, with the most venues and more artists we have had before. What really got to us - was how needy and demanding people are. How their own problems and issues seemed to negate any one else's feelings or requirements. How adults turned into wining children when their art wasn't being purchased, when the rain did not stop, when the venue was cold. Their demands for instant attention and action even when we were busy ourselves. Even late at night.
Any way - this week as been one of reflection, tidying up, folding away, paying of bills, returning of table covers, finding and returning lost property...... and undisturbed sleep.
Today, after a few chores, I will be painting again - I've missed it, my creativity had to take a back seat for most of October and now - this is MY creative time (besides I need a table load of arty things for Saturday so I best get on!!)
Thank you everyone for joining in with September's words - a lovely mix of photos and stories, thank you for sharing :)
Words for October? Well, inspired by the weather over the last few days I thought I would ask friends for the first word that came to their minds - and these are the results!
My own Choice
We will reconvene end of the month Thursday 31st October
to show and share our stories and photos.
I will be even more quiet on the blogging front leading up to TAM19, as it is proving to be the busiest yet. We are barely running to keep up, but with the help of a newly drafted in unflappable and reliable friend, we already have noticed the difference.
Please don't worry about the 'radio silence' - no need to email and check 'if I am alright' because I am :D my energies are elsewhere and loving it! And if you really really feel the need to see what I am up to you can find me here and here!
Until we next meet - have a lovely month and hopefully the weather near you is a little kinder than it has been here :)