Saturday, May 22, 2010
this month's inspirations and distractions...
I have only been posting once a week here lately. I feel like I am running a marathon. For the next four weeks, I am teaching two classes on cross cultural psychology at the local university. I love the class and I feel it is so important- but with the baby, my daughter, and my regular job- I am thinking this maybe my last semester. We will see. I love the passionate voices, the debates about racism, and the way I can feel like an ally to those who are disenfranchised by psychology... but the classes have me working very long hours- I get home after the kids are already asleep twice a week. I know it is just for four weeks, but I still can't help but feel so guilty. I also feel like it is hard to get art time in. But, I thought I would share some of the things I have been thinking about lately:-)
Since my last post, I thought I would include a little picture from my daughter. I have a watercolor station set up on the dining room table. She paints at least ten pictures a day. She has always loved to make a mark. I try very hard to intersperse her paintings with mine around the house. She talks about how we are artists. I love it. I think she is pretty advanced for three and a half! (But of course, I am her mother.) But seriously, don't you love those color choices!
I also was feeling a bit guilty about not talking very much about my sweet little Leo. He is so quiet and non-demanding, that I am afraid he often doesn't get the same attention as his sister. I realized that I haven't even played with his image yet! So, I decided to use the picture I took of him this morning at Caya's dance class and have some fun with Photoshop. I think he will have to be a painting very soon. (I have already started a Caya inspired tantrum painting- but he is definitely next!)
Weather permitting, I will take some nice images of my newest Frida painting and offer a print this week as a giveaway. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend...
Posted by Deann LMFT at 10:25 PM