Friday, January 08, 2010

A Slow Start

As much as I enjoy the holidays I'm glad to get back to a regular routine. Perhaps due to all of the visualizing for the future, goal setting and planning, by the time New Years is over I can't wait to get to it and at the same time it seems like nothing is where it is supposed to be - or even where I dropped it when the holidays started. I've spent far too many hours this week pursuing activities like tracking down errant sketches, tubes of paint, and my supply of kneaded erasers. I was happy during the hunt to find the #4 staples I was looking for a month or so ago. In addition I have two new kittens (one of which is pictured above) meaning I've had to spend some time hiding electrical wires, rearranging furniture, and chasing down the dust bunnies kicked up in all the fun. So it has been a week of ironing out little bumps and stepping over tiny hurdles. I did begin to plan my November exhibition on paper, which I'll post more about next week. I also made a list of the X number of paintings I'd like to do this year, put a little thought into some new studio habits I'd like to develop (starting with scraping the center of the palette clean every day), and have had some day dreams about places where I might like to travel for inspiration.

9 comments:

Kayalove said...
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Kayalove said...

Hi Katherine, Like preparing the nest for art flight! Say hi to the Kitties for me from Mr. Brown.

Dianne Poinski said...

Happy New Year Katherine! Sounds like you are off to a great start and I admire that.

I find it easier (and more fun) to dream and plan than to actually take action and make those goals a reality. Hoping to change that this year!

Zataod said...

Katherine -- Congratulations on the new kittens. I love the energy they bring to a home.

Kathryn Hansen said...

ohhhh..your kitten is adorable!! They're in a good home!!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I'm "ironing out little bumps and stepping over tiny hurdles" here too, Katherine! But yes it sure IS good to get back in the routine! I look forward to seeing your new work. Happy New Year!

Palmer said...

I'm surveying the fallout here today!! Amazing how just a couple weeks of non-routine can take over. Love the kitten pic! I'm sure life is full of fun and sweetness.

mariannepost said...

I don't know about your "slow start." Sounds as if you have accomplished lots, sometimes its the little things that make the rest of life go smoothly. Looking forward to hearing about your November show and other items on your plate for 2010.

Katherine Kean said...

Thank you Everybody. Deb, the kitties say "Hi!" right back.
Dianne, it is fun to dream and plan and to look back and see what dreams have come true!

Zataod, Thanks, I agree. Palmer, it has become sweeter and lighter around here since they came. And more humorous.

Thanks Kathryn. Diane, Happy New Year to you too. I'm looking forward to seeing all your new work this year as well.

Thanks Marianne, I hope your New Year is starting off well. I'm looking forward to hearing about all of your adventures too!