home again

Marian Parsonscrafts

I rolled into my driveway last night around 11:00 pm, after teaching an 8:00 am class in Atlanta, GA, followed by packing the car, hanging out with friends, and finally an 11 hour drive home.

I spent much of today in a post-Haven-haze that wasn’t helped by the fact that I’ve had a head cold for the past few days!  It was a great trip, though.  Busy, but great.  I’ll tell you more about it in another post.

For now, it’s good to be home again.

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I spent most of my day doing things that needed to be done, like laundry and restocking the fridge, and spending time with my guys.  Calvin especially needed some “mommy time”.  I smiled and told him we “hugged our way through the grocery store” as we checked out, which was pretty much true.

While we were out and about, running errands, I asked Jeff if I could run into the craft store and pick up some paints.  I was so eager to work with watercolors again and didn’t want that excitement to dwindle.  I had the free palette I got from the class, but I’m a girl who believes in using quality paints, so I wanted to upgrade to some higher end watercolors.

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A part of learning new things often involves feeling like an idiot as your trying to figure out how to get things out of their wrappers!  I finally solved the puzzle and declared victory.

So, when the errands and chores were at least at a “good stopping point” and I spent some good time being a “Lego piece finder”, and my e-mail inbox was under control, I pulled out the paints and stole away a little bit of time for myself.

When I was in the workshop at Haven, I was playing around with mixing the colors and never quite got to the right green.  The wreath I painted there ended up looking very Christmasy.  So, I wanted to try again, with the experience fresh in my mind, but use my favorite blue/green color palette.

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Now we’re talking.

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My workshop wreath also got a little wild as I tried to fix the wonky shape, so I wanted to practice painting a wreath again, too.

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I love the way the colors flow through the water and how you have to wait for it to dry to see the real magic happen.  My head is already buzzing with all sorts of ideas.

I have more errands in the morning, but then I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow afternoon…

home again

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