Monday, August 30, 2010

Goodbye Summer!

Where did it go? It's so cliche that I don't even want to say it, but it's true... time flies.

This summer I've watched two friends marry and another two get pregnant, taught an art camp and many art lessons, made my first quilt, baked a mean blueberry galette, applied for and been rejected by 4 teaching jobs, hiked in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, bought a dream house with Dave, moved for the 8th time in 4 years, and applied to grad school (3rd time's the charm). Where did it go?--- all that sweet summertime?

I find myself landing in September slightly baffled at how this seems to happen every single year. Shall I say it? Maybe this is NORMAL?
Life is always such a mix of joy, speed, sweat, hard work, love and even disappointment. Stir it all together in one big 90 degree pot of June, July & August and we'll call it a great summer.

I have not painted nearly enough-- or blogged for that matter. But I'm getting back into it. I started a fun still life of truffles for Loco for Coco. It's nearly finished. I'm also working on a giant painting of Lee Chapel and Lexington at night. I'll probably re-do the entire thing and make it pointillism. There's also a pile of images from Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons that I need to sort through and paint. Onward and upward-- to the next challenge we go


Melissa said...

Wait, did you post a pic of your quilt and I just forgot already? Sounds like a very fast-paced summer. I'm still sad we missed you in Yellowstone and the Tetons.

Katie said...

I just posted the quilt--- so glad you caught that!I finished it in early August and just haven't gotten around to blogging. I was thinking of you the whole time I made the quilt. I SO wish we had seen you in Yellowstone too. Maybe there will be a next time.... OR maybe you'll come to NC sometime soon!