Tomorrow a big group of us are going to Ecofina Springs. We have had this planned for about three weeks and I honestly am so excited. We may be getting storms and everything but that doesnt mean we aren't go and party anyway. The group that is going are people that literally do not care if we get a little rain while we are out at a spring. Like, we all know that we are going to get wet anyway, might as well enjoy the little sprinkle with the spring itself.
The last time I went to the springs they were beautiful and we had clear weather all the way until 2 p.m (which was the time we finished the paddling anyway) which meant we got a little bit of everything. It really was a perfect way to end the day.
While you guys are waiting to see photos and video footage I do ask that you guys check out my art. I had two new pieces that are up and for sale. They both are on a wood panel and they are both 8*10 size pieces. This month has been so good to me and I am so excited to see who else purchases pieces for their home.
If you want to see everything I have for sale then click here to go to that page. I really hope you guys will continue to purchase pieces and help me out. I am so close to my goal for Iceland and I am so excited to go. I have two months until this journey begins and I cannot wait to see this beautiful country and experience it myself.
Yesterday was one of those days where you pull an unexpected long shift. Yesterday we had 150 kids in the gym all attending a summer camp. To help have some kind of control they split them up into three groups. The first group of kids was between the ages of 5-6 which is a terrible age to explain rules to. They have no concept of what the rules mean or why they are in place so talking to them was pretty difficult. Luckily they had someone in charge that knew how to discipline them and make them listen. For two hours we had them in the gym. Once they left the next group came in. The ages from there were 7-8.
Now that age is right around the corner of being manageable. They know more, they understand bigger words, they are starting to get into the groove of life and have some idea of what is actually happening. So for that group it wasn’t too bad. And of course, the second group was smaller than the first. So having them in the gym wasn’t terrible. To be honest they were the most quiet out of the three groups and we saw some really good future climbers in that group.
The third group was the loudest but easiest to talk to. The ages were from 9-12 which meant that they knew what you were saying and could break down the rules without much trouble. Yet they were screaming the entire time they were in the gym. Right then and there I thought I was going to lose it. I had a headache, I was hungry, and just over it by the time they came through. Not only that but we had to give them rental shoes so by the time they were finished I had a stack of at least 30 rental shoes to wipe down, air out and then put away.
By the time the summer camp was finished it was 3 p.m and I was ready to go home. Yet there was an unexpected turn. I found out that I was in for the long haul. I got stuck with pulling a twelve hour shift. Yes, twelve hours. Don't get me wrong, the pay was real good but, my suffering was not. I was so not ready for that and when cleanup came around at 8 p.m I was so done and ready to have a drink. Twelve hours and seven of it was with screaming kids everywhere. Let’s just say that after I got home, I had a drink, a shower, and I went to bed. Kids are just so exhausting to me and being around them for that long really drained me and turned my brain to mush.
But hey, life is like that. Sometimes you get thrown unexpected shifts and you just have to suck it up and deal with it.
Today is my beautiful child's birthday....and by child I mean my kitty Cinnamon Spice. Today she turned five and I just can't wrap my head around it. For Five whole years I have had her in my life. For five whole years she has been cuddling on me and has given me love. For Five years she has been a constant thread in my life. It's crazy when I see where she came from to where she is now. I am just so happy to have her and I feel so lucky that she loves me as much as I love her. Not all cats are super cuddly or lovey so to me it is quite a treat to have that in my life.
So I finally got the pieces ready to go. They have a top coat on them and now they are settling before I move them back indoors. These three pieces turned out so much better then I imagined and I am so proud for finishing them.
Now that they are drying I was able to get the back room all cleaned up and pour two smaller pieces with the leftover paint that I had. I dont know what I will call them but they will be for sale starting tomorrow. If you like what you see then let me know. I will be more then happy to give a discount to those who want to purchase them together. Im thinking 10% should be a good amount for them.
It.Is.Complete. Oh my gosh. I am so relieved right now. I finally got this piece done and I can finally take a deep breath and let all my stress and anxiety over it go. Honestly it took so long to do all three at once but I am glad that I did. If I had split them up I feel like the pieces wouldn't have been as amazing as they were together. Each piece is a different part of the bible.
The first piece, the darkest one, was the creation of the world. The white going through the dark is God's presence or the holy spirit. The middle piece is Jesus's baptism which I think was one of my favorites to make because of the colors in the piece itself. Not only are they great transitional colors but they also are some of my favorite colors to work with. The third piece is the pentecost which was not only weird but interesting. Really if you look closely it has a lot going on but I feel like that was the pentecost itself. The holy spirit was passing down his knowledge to others and to go spread the word. It had to be chaotic, eye opening and just so out of this world.
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