Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Where have I been?

Obviously not here, hm? I've been...
  • choosing paint colours for what will soon become our new home
  • dealing with another move, realizing that I become very attached to any space I create for myself and how hard it is to leave each one
  • adjusting to the idea of living in a seventies bungalow after spending four years in circa 1920's abodes that fed my romantic soul with their woodwork, high ceilings and architectural detail
  • realizing that the '70s house we're moving to has just as much architectural detail, it's just different, and that maybe it'll feed my fun-loving funky soul for a while
  • washing, prepping and painting three rooms at the new place
  • sleeping
  • shopping for window coverings
  • eating take-out, trying to stay on the healthy side of things
  • neglecting my blog, my emails and my online community; beating myself up just a little because of it
  • crashing on the couch with D. and Cassie, escaping in episode after episode of Mad Men Season 2 (seriously, I can't watch just one!)
  • sleeping more
  • dealing with the odd bout of insomnia
  • purging belongings from a previous marriage, getting rid of the old to make room for the new, but keeping some of the old to honour it and remind me of the goodness and richness that helped me become who I am today
  • packing just a little, wondering how I'll get it all done before the move in two weeks from tomorrow
  • scheming a new-to-me palette for the living & dining rooms: all white walls grounded by our wood-tone furniture, accentuated with pops of colour inspired by Giselle:
  • watching the laundry and dustbunnies pile up in my current home
  • revelling in enthusiastic conversation and a stroll by the river with a good friend
  • enjoying good company and good food at an Easter BBQ graciously hosted by Sis and Bro-in-Law
  • sleeping more
  • missing my new niece
  • getting excited for my other bro-in-law (on D.'s side) and his fiancĂ©e as they head down to Punta Cana to get married next Monday
  • reading a book called Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher; it brought me so many a-ha moments it was almost overwhelming
  • adjusting to new types of tasks at the office after choosing to leave a project on which I'd been working for the past 18 months
  • trying to write my morning pages regularly to stay grounded during this time of transition
  • trying to eat healthy food to fuel my body to cull, pack and clean
  • fretting just a little bit over where I will set up my studio in the new place
  • pondering a new experiment with a new series of posts, similar to last month's Creative Triggers experiment
  • managing my expectations of what's realistic for me to achieve in the upcoming weeks, thinking they will be focused on creating a new space for D., Cassie and I
  • planning a '70s theme housewarming party (you betcha!)
  • mulling over roots, family and home and how I'm feeling drawn to settle down these days
  • enjoying the sensation of zest, energy and potential I feel at the thought of moving to our new home, continuing my art, and exploring other projects
What've you been up to lately?


  1. Good grief, woman! You've been busy!!
    Much love to you!

  2. Can I come to your 70's themed party? Sounds so fun!

    Missing you and loving this post. You have a lot going on. Revel in it!

  3. I saw your art work today at the hair salon: Giselle, and was staring at her a fair bit as I sat in the chair. Other than the print you have at the store, you do make other size prints (e.g. larger?)