Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time Out From Busy

Did I say busy?  Yes, really busy doing all sort of things on the never ending to-do list.  Trying to cross things off the short list takes forever.  What about the long list?  Fuggetabottit!  That's NY-ese for forget it.  Not going to bother.  The long list can take a long hike off a short pier.  And in these times, the long list is never going to see the light of day if this keeps up.

The short daily list is about all I can focus on.  However, there are alot of things on this "short" list.  I know I complain all the time about no time, but what else can I do?  Who cares if I have lots of things, everyone has things!

Today I had to double track because with all the things I had going on yesterday, I left some important things off and they just had to be done today, like hitting this blog.  Mind you, there are plenty of things, but Surprise! they're not going to get done because, well, I think I might want to ignore them.  So there.  Hah!

Besides the usual errands, I need to arrange Son #1's old bedroom to accommodate his new baby's crib!  Now THAT I don't mind doing, it's a fun thing!  I get to purchase new baby bedding and such, for when Gorgeous goes back to work and I get to babysit.  Fun!  So you know the to-do list is getting shuffled around to accommodate the fun stuff.  Who needs to make doctor appointments and other phone calls, fix the light in the studio, call the dishwasher repair guy, organize the computer desk, shred old papers, etc. Who really cares about those things?  I'm hunting around baby items!

Ok, so not to look like I'm a complete jerk, leaving important things off the list of to-do's I found time to paint yesterday afternoon.  The opening in the day was there, the rocks and broken shell waiting patiently, arranged as they were on the dining room table, yes-not in the studio.  Out popped the travel watercolor set and a half hour of freedom!

I think I'm on to something with this "no time" business.  Things seem to get done and I find a small window of opportunity to paint.  This must be an omen, or a directive:  have still life items strewn around, the small travel paints and paper pad out and available.  Is the small set with mini brushes and paper less intimidating?  Maybe.  The long to-do list certainly is intimidating and possibly costly.  All the better to ignore it, my dear.

Rocks and Broken Shell, (c)2010 DST, 7x10 Watercolor


  1. I love this, Dora! It has so much life to it!

  2. You know that saying - you want something done, give it to a busy person? Well that's working to your favour in painting! :)
    Lovely again.. xx

  3. Thanks girls! Would you believe my electricity went out today for no reason? Unbelievable! Arggg! I better paint before the sun goes down.

  4. Dear Dora,
    I love your watercolor, particularly, vivid colors, a strong contrast, beautiful wet-in-wet and a nice composition! Please keep up. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  5. Thanks for visiting me too Sadami!

  6. Oh I just love this one. The colors, shape and composition are great!!

  7. Teri-thanks so much! I really appreciate the vote of confidence!


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