Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins & Painting

This weekend was so busy,  passing out on the couch to Dr. Oz sounded much better than my 9 miles plus lifting and crunching plans for this afternoon. But, I sucked it up and got chased by every dog in the neighborhood, at a 7:44/mi pace, without pain. I wish it were faster, but I have to keep reminding myself that taking it easy was all part of my recovery plan, and I've barely really gotten back out there. And it was windy today.

Saturday was the Pumpkin Festival in Circleville. After 1.5 hours to get there, 2 hours in traffic (with an Escalade in the backseat the whole time), only to wade through hourdes of people, we have decided that no pumpkin waffle or fudge is tasty enough for a return visit. And that waffle was no waffle, it was a chip!

Award winning pumpkins
Sunday was our annivesary, and what better way to celebrate one year of wedded bliss than by painting in your pjs and greasy hair while your groom watches a Storage Wars marathon? We did end up cleaning ourselves up and went to a nice dinner last night to celebrate (followed by an over-dressed grocery run).
Ok, dinner's over, time for sugar!

And the best news? Friday I got commissioned to paint not one but two paintings! My first commissions! One for a friend at work, another for a friend at The Turtle's work. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! And this weekend I worked on one I'd been wanting to do for awhile. I call it 'Everything the Light Touches'

My Rafiki drawing, to be traced onto canvas
the process

"Everything the Light Touches"

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