“It was all very well to say, ‘Drink me,’ but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry. ‘No, I’ll look first,’ she said, ‘and see whether it’s marked ‘Poison’ or not.’ For she had read several nice little stories about children who had got burnt and eaten up by wild beasts and other unpleasant things, all because they would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them: that a red-hot poker will burn you if you hold it too long, and that if you cut your finger very deeply with a knife, it usually bleeds. And she had never forgotten that if you drink too much from a bottle marked ‘Poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.”
~Lewis Carrol from Alice in Wonderland
Well yesterday was a little slower with clients so I did get to start a painting…it didn’t go well, I found out that being really brain tired isn’t really great for creating art. It’s not all bad, I mean I think I can save the work today with a few changes…but it didn’t pour out of me effortlessly like they usually do, and that’s hard to get used to.
I have a busy schedule today with client load, and the kids are home, and my house is a wreck, and I want to work on the painting, and my right eye is all swollen like I got punched because of a medication allergy…I look wonderful…Miss USA here I come…BLECH! You see I had this small stroke while giving birth the last time, and even though I recovered from the stroke just fine, my right eye was damaged. It started out as just a black spot like a football shape in my peripheral vision, but it has grown over the years and I am losing my sight in that eye…it’s so annoying. They (the doctors) have been trying to fix it for years, but it just keeps getting worse in that eye…whatever…I still have a good left eye, so it’s not that big a deal, it’s just inconvenient…but this new medication proved to be a failure and that eye is swollen shut now…and that is a big pain in my ass!
Well enough about my fantastic beauty…I’ve managed to bore myself with that story.
So, I have to get to work soon…and I have a double booked client day so…I better eat my Wheaties and put the peddle to the metal on my day.
Be well all…and if I get the new painting to somewhere decent today (even if I think it still sucks) I’ll post later or tomorrow…that’s my day off.