Thursday, March 29, 2018

I Guess This Is OK

 I have a long list of things I was going to accomplish over spring break. Very little of it is checked off. Part of the reason is that I'm still experiencing side effects from my treatment. But I also think I'm suffering from plain old work burn out.

I've been nibbling away at projects, like this Toboggan Run hat:
 It's part of my stash-busting efforts. All I know about the yarn is that it's been in my stash for a long time, it's worsted, and it's very soft. It might be Dream in Color, but that's just a guess.

I've taken some nice walks to a coffee shop, where I've drawn my latte, a habit of Liz Steel. Steel is a well-known Urban Sketcher, and I just finished her online watercolor class, which I loved. It gave me the confidence to start using watercolor all the time.
 One of our last assignments in the watercolor class was to paint cupcakes. This was a fun one!
Somehow I resisted eating any of the cupcakes, though I did gobble down the macaroons!

Passover starts tomorrow night, and I promised to bring all sorts of food. Then my oven died yesterday. I guess I'll have to invite myself to someone's kitchen later today to finish my contributions!

19 comments:

  1. Incredible art work! Don't get bogged down on the kitchen work-go and buy what you need and take the rest your body is telling you you need! (Trust me, I know)

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  2. Sometimes you really need a break to rest and recharge, so don't feel bad about a list that isn't all checked off. I think your knitting, drawn latte, and especially your cupcakes and macaroons are beautiful. Maybe you can add them to your list so you can check them off and then create some more art!

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  3. Burn-out and work fatigue are real, especially in the educational field. I'm sure your friends would gladly assist you with the Passover food, so don't be shy to ask.

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  4. I love seeing your drawings and your watercolors.

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  5. Your urban sketches are wonderful and you have a lovely light touch with watercolours. I hope you enjoy Passover with family and friends!

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  6. Mmmmmm.....those cupcakes look good enough to eat. Happy Passover!

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  7. Checking everything off is highly overrated! Sometimes, the best breaks are the ones that include resting and restoring. Love your watercolor! Happy Passover to you.

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  8. I hope that you are feeling more rested and recharged from your break! And, I love your painting and drawing! Happy Passover to you and your family!

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  9. I LOVE macaroons! Well, and cupcakes too, but macaroons rule! Love your painting of them both. Happy Easter!

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  10. Your art work is just lovely! Happy Easter!!

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  11. My break is just beginning, and I know what you mean. Not much on my list this year except relaxing and recharging so hopefully I will be able to accomplish those goals!

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  12. SO sorry you are still feeling the affects of your treatments. With school starting back up that is difficult. Sending you a big hug for good health and healing.

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  13. I enjoy seeing your sketches so much! Your cupcakes and macaroons look good enough to bite into right through the computer screen! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

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  14. Your talents are endless. I so love seeing your beautiful sketches.
    Oh no- about the oven!!

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  15. Your sketching is amazing!!! So sorry to hear about your oven. Why is it that thing bread just when you need them most? Feel better real soon, and have a nice Passover celebration with your family. Hugs!

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  16. I never get anything done that I plan to do, but seeing it in writing keeps me on task in the long run.

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  17. I hope your family had a good Passover. Hard to prep with no oven!!! I love the cupcakes. Nice Job Deb

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