So, as one of my recent posts suggested, I have been thinking about trying to paint something. The other night when I went to buy groceries, I stopped by the Arts & Crafts section and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint in my favorite colors. I had no idea what I was going to try to paint - I just wanted something to "come to me" (like all the good artists say ;-)). I finally decided to try it out today, since I am at home with no plans for the day except to read and sit on the couch. Here's what I got so far:
Work of art or not so much? You decide... Oh, and if anyone can explain how to get the pictures to upload under the text in order to minimize cutting & pasting, be sure to share.
I am full of love today. I want to get outside, paint a canvas, pretend to be artsy, learn to sew, play with babies - just give LOVE! Sadly, I am stuck at work, inside an office overlooking the metropolitan area, for 8 hours today. And sadly, I don't feel this LOVE-y enough. I think on my lunch break I will run to Michael's and buy some canvases and some paint, though. Lately I've had the urge to just paint something. I mean, it's pretty inexpensive artwork, if you think about it. But that's not why I want to do it. For being as conservative and uptight as I am, I sure do have liberal interests. I love to read, write and create things. Anything, really. The other night I made homemade peanut butter. My friends call me the "crafty one." I laugh at them, but I think it's true. I sometimes feel like I should have studied more art in college...
Anyway, enough of my ramblings. I had a great weekend with Mike while he was off work. We went shopping for a new dryer (woohoo! ;) ) and yesterday we went to the water park and got in touch with our inner teenagers again. Except we were wore out after like 2 hours and left. Life is tough when you get to be our age... :-)
I got to work this morning and opened up my computer, did my usual routine, and checked a friend's blog, and was hit like a ton of bricks. My friend Jodie and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for two years now. Luckily, with the help of in vitro, they were able to conceive twins. She gave birth to two boys earlier this week. They had known that one would be born with special needs, but did not fully know the extent of his disability. They were informed yesterday that little Eli would not have quality of life and were faced with a tough decision to remove him from life support. What a very difficult decision for a 25 year old mother to have to make. I can't imagine what her and her husband are going through, but I would ask that you pray for them during this journey. They are a very faithful couple, and they have been through several setbacks during their baby journey already, and I know that they will pull through this as well. Granted, I don't know how, but I know they will. I am just praying for this storm that they are going through to calm down, and for them to be able to enjoy their lives and have their dream of having a family. I love them dearly and this just breaks my heart.