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And then she learned...

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I just got home from over 7 hours at the pool- that is right, 7 HOURS!

Most days I would be dying of boredom, dragging my kids to the car, cutting it short. Today however everything was easy.

The kids were happy. They were playing and didn't need any direction(I.e. no petty arguments).

The snack bar that is never open on Mondays, opened for no apparent reason. 

The oppressive heatwave finally broke. 

There was magic happening and as much as I wanted to believe if I called a halt on it all and headed home that I could get necessary things done, I knew I wouldn't. So I let things go, just be easy. 

I just tucked the kids in and in the midst of the end of my day, "I haven't posted yet!!!" panic I started to pull out my paints. The thing is I really wanted to sketch, to doodle, to draw for the sake of drawing. I wanted to work out some ideas for larger paintings I want to work on. I wanted to sit with my sketchbook. and I did....

I decided to keep with the ease of the rest of the day and do what I wanted to do... 

First page of my new sketchbook. Inspired by a friend as she finds strength to stand in herself. A reminder to myself as I proceed forward with this crazy dream of mine to make my art an essential part of my life again. A message for each of us as we explore and consider what we want, why we do things, how we roll.... 

and then she learned to stand on her own two feet....