Tuesday, July 27, 2010

it's a hot, hot summer


This week has been my week of R & R at the beach. Though it's sad but true, I've spent more time indoors than out. It is literally just TOO hot! The heat index has been over 100 degrees each day! Plus my 9 month old niece was here for the first two and a half days. We went to the beach and the pool, and even on bike rides, but then we'd spend a couple of hours inside resting. I dare say the heat is more tiring than the activities. I mean, the pools are not even cool - not that I am complaining. I love to get away and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk on the beach midmorning even though I didn't find any starfish. I think they all left the shore because they knew J had left town and wasn't here to save them anymore. She found two the other day while I was napping with my niece and she put them back in the ocean. I couldn't believe it! Oh well, it gives me a challenge for the rest of the time I am here. 

Another challenge of late has been creating for me. I am so thankful for the group of "flyers" I have from my summer e-course. Obviously I have my computer with me so I can keep reading all their wonderful accomplishments. I also brought all of my supplies with me in case I felt so inspired by the scenery here to attempt my first mixed media. Well I did. 
It's not complete yet. 

But I think I still have those fears - ya know, it's amateur. It's not good enough in comparison to what I've seen. How could I ever sell something like that? Guess I better keep working. It is fun playing though! Seems I'll have some time in this heat. 

6 comments:

Curlie Girlie Art said...

Beautiful - keep up the good work!

RuffHaven said...

Keep at it. It will tell you what it wants to be. It will tell you when you are finished. I love the background colors and all the layers.

Jacqueline said...

I love rest and relax days! How wonderful to have it by the beach! Your mixed media looks wonderful!! keep up the good work!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you and yours!

tammy said...

how wonderful to be relaxing on the beach. your mixed media looks great. love all the different things going on in it.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Sydney-

It is so hot and humid here also. I hope it lets up a bit tomorrow so you can enjoy a nice day outside.
I think we all have the fears that our stuff isn't good enough. You are being too hard on yoruself, we are our own worst critics. Love what you do and enjoy the process of creating. I am inpressed with your work and the fact that you brought your supplies along on vacation. That is a true artist.
My best- Diane

Carrie Schmitt said...

Sydney!!!! I love your art in progress. I am SO impressed and dying to know what is on there...is that fabric? I want details, girl! Spill it---I want to know your art secrets! I want to see it when it is finished although it looks great to me now!

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