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On Goals

I have to wait for iTunes to download it’s update and for my computer to restart (about 25 minutes), so I thought I’d take that time before painting to write down a few thoughts.
I’ve spent the last month or so working on some unofficial goals/plans, I’ve sort of hinted at them, but I never actually verbally told anyone till yesterday. I was talking to my husband about how even though I’m not where I want to be yet, I know where I want to be by next year, I know what I want to do, and even though nothing big is happening, every day I’m doing *something* to get me closer to that ( we were talking about projects, and how long it takes them to happen, and how sometimes they’re unfinished because they lose momentum).
So even though some of my stuff is put on hold for this month because I’m illustrating a book, it’s still constantly on my mind and I spend time working on painting (goes hand in hand nicely) and if I’m not doing that, I’m reading and learning as much as I can. It’s kind of satisfying actually.
We also invested in a Kinect last night so we can get some form of exercise in the winter when it’s impossible to make me leave the house. We worked up quite a sweat (and hopefully didn’t bother our neighbors) and I woke up this morning and did that again. We’ve been wanting to exercise more since both of our occupations are pretty stationary (painting and programming) but yeah, weather makes it hard to go out all the time. I’m hoping this will give us some motivation, plus it’s a ton of fun, and oddly healthy.
Time’s up, going to work on some more paintings now and rock out with pandora. 🙂

My life this week

I had this interesting idea the other day – mostly because Alex keeps telling me that my art is awesome and sell-able – to revamp my storefront. I’m aiming to have everything done and ready by March (or May?) since most of the ideas are still formulating themselves and I have a lot of work to do, but I’m really excited (and enjoying using my Fireworks CS5 trial before it expires).
Tonight I have my art class, and I’ll leave early because it gets dark – but I’ll probably finish my night scene and start another. I’ll also need to buy more canvasses. O:)
Earlier today, I made a little light-stand because we moved the other end table into the bedroom two weeks ago and put the tv on it so we could stay in bed while we were sick. I think it turned out nicely. I wrapped the bottom box in wrapping paper and left the top box the way it was. Naturally, I put it on uneven but…..it looks nice. 😛
I did this *after* I swept the floors that have been collecting dust since we were sick a few weeks ago. I know, that’s lame – but now I feel super accomplished.
Later this week, it’s going to get really fun, because I have friends coming up and we’re going to try and get makeovers sometime on the weekend. Which will be awesome because…I’ve never had one before.
In the meantime, I’m going to go paint my nails black so all of the paint that gets stuck in them tonight (that takes about a week to get out) won’t be too obvious.