We enjoyed Missa's and Sean's causal pre-wedding BBQ last night. Ellie was in charge of decorations. I helped her by making a tidy sum of paper flowers. I knew they were planning for an outdoor event and I worried about them when a huge, heavy rain storm moved through earlier in the afternoon. Thankfully, Mother Nature took care of the need to rain here at that time and only sent down a few spitting sprinkle later that evening.
Today is the last day of my summer break. I want to make it count. Ellie and I will meet up with Martine to get our nails done and have lunch, something I do not usually do. I also want to do art, sew, take Remmie to the dog park. My, I am not sure how to pick what to do first; I don't think I can do it all.
I am also inspired to carve some images and print them on fabric. This is because I saw what Lisa Congdon did at a workshop by Jen Hewitt. (I also appreciate what Jen has to say about making bad art. I struggle with that, too. I am not at such a peaceful place with it as she is.)And then there is the stuff that Geninne is making. I love how she does so much art. I am inspired by her painting, her claywork, her carving. I also have a little studio envy and wish that I was as tidy as her family appears to be. I'd like to meet her and work with her in her studio some day. I also want to buy one of her bird prints from her Etsy site.
Now that I have time to do more art, I both feel freed up and overwhelmed with all of the things I want to do. It is better than being bored.
We recently learned that Ethan will come home for about a week in September. I am excited. We will have a 21st birthday party and do lots of fun things. It has been since March that I was able to hug him and tell him how much I love him in person. I imagine that I will cry when I see him again.