I got a surprise last-minute invite to fill in for a travel buddy that was missing her companion for a cruise. Did I want to come and see the Maya Ruins of Tulum, Mexico? I was packed in a NY minute.
As a past student of Diana H. Gessler, I took the opportunity to keep a visual journal of our voyage. Check out the link for a far better example of how to do a travel journal, but Fay and I had a ball working on ours during down time while at sea.
Also on the fun list was an afternoon creating "office art." My darling in-town daughter-in-law was promoted to her own office and decided it needed some sprucing up. She loved an abstract piece she saw of wild colors and I convinced her that with a little paint and time she could produce an original. When she appealed for help I jumped at the chance. She brought over the colors and canvas and we got to work.
Thank goodness they were not your typical office hues of brown and gold with a touch of navy blue: blah! We were painting to match a smart rug she had purchased and a pencil holder she loved. Did I also mention her requirement was cheery and lively?? Oops, I may have gone overboard...
So despite a couple of looming deadlines (art festival and holiday sale: more soon) I don't hesitate to smell the roses along the way...there are so many ways to enjoy art and art creation that rarely a day goes by that I cant find a way to further my interest and hone my abilities.
Wishing you a passion,