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Sabbatical Log: Day 15

I mentioned I slept in? Do not worry my working friends I cherished the sleeping in remembering all the other days I groaned out of bed to work compromised by the nights activities. Life! I drank my coffee while going through all my source photos and adjusting to greyscale and contrasts and printing them out. […]

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Sabbatical Log: Day 14 – Prime time

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 37, a solid prime number. I like giving each new year some sort of special meaning. Last year I could run for president, not that I would for goodness sakes. I don’t even own a pants suit. I did yoga first thing. Usually it’s hard to get started, but then […]

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Sabbatical: Day 13

Today Joe and I went to see an accountant this morning for our taxes. It was pretty painless. I slept too late and didn’t squeeze in yoga beforehand or a shower actually. I did walk for quite some time on my way to meet up with some friends for lunch so I did move my […]

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Sabbatical Log: Day 12

I made it up for yoga and remember thinking well at least I can check something off my list of accomplishments. I’m still fighting a cold and we had a birthday celebration for one of the roommates. It was again slow going to get out of the house. Eventually I did make it out after […]

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Sabbatical Log: Day 11

I have a bit of a cold. So I forced myself to do yoga, but I felt like setting my habit was important. I took it fairly easy, but that effort was enough that it took awhile before I eventually forced myself out of my house after an epic amount of puttering. I brought back a […]

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Sabbatical 10: Flying free little bird

Friday I was fairly productive even fighting this persistent tickle in my throat with yoga and a spot of painting background patterns which is tedious, but also calm and meditative. I think maybe I’ll keep these surfaces at home and keep working on them when I have some downtime, but not a big enough stretch […]

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Sabbatical Day 8

So I’ve blown off working out for two days in a row. No excuses tomorrow morning. I’m putting that out on the blogosphere. I’ve been better on the art front. Painted base coats and patterns on surfaces. My dad and I did round 2 on the still life. We both did worse, but I’m going […]

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Sabbatical Day 7: Home. Home on the range.

I’m listening to a freight train in the background as I type this and I just heard my dad clear his throat in the next room. I am in the new master bedroom above the new garage. It is bigger than most of my past apartments and far more comfortable. It is the house my dad […]

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Sabbatical Day 6: my bike gets some air

Today I had a lot of correspondence to send. If I was a lady in the 19th century, I’d have sat in my dressing gown at my desk in the drawing room writing notes sealed in wax and then gone out leaving my calling card amongst society. Instead I sat in my sweaty yoga clothes […]

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Sabbatical Day 4: My BFF schools me

Yesterday I finished a revised painting. When i got settled into my studio several months ago I found I had several paintings that could be pushed further.  I also hung up paintings I think are done. Some of them are becoming less done as I work. Anyhow, this is the older version. This is the completed […]

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