Sunday, December 09, 2007

Catching Up

I went missing for a few days there without a word, didn't I!

It's been busy at work, at home, everywhere I go. I decided that the thing to do was just roll with it, putting down the things that weren't necessary for the moment and NOT getting behind right now. Instead I FOCUSED on getting work caught up and in order, Christmas shopping is very nearly done, and packages are mailed out already. That's a record for me -- so woo hoo!

I'm cleaning house now, and it's just sad. This last year I've been fairly intent on art, and when I stop to really clean, it shows that my poor house has been neglected. Gotta put something about that in the 2008 New Year Resolutions... either that or find an extra job so I can hire a maid ...

Here's a quick colored pen sketch of a poinsettia. It can be Thursday's drawing -- I'll catch up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (today) tonight and tomorrow!
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Lin said...

Oh how I know the busy feeling .. ! Still the poinsettia is terrific, Linda!!! Love the linework -- so spontaneous and so filled with energy! Good luck finding a housekeeper -- I'm in the same boat! SIGH -- they show up, do a good job for a while, then disappear .. mercy! Can't wait to see what you sketch next!!!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Great penwork on this pointsettia!!
Let me know when you've set up your goals so I can see what you came up with...I'm stuck in the same wire!

Toni said...

That is exactly why I have been absent for a bit.
Cleaning house and getting ready for Christmas. And I don't even have kids to tend to.

We all do what we can.

Teri C said...

What's house cleaning? Is THAT what I am supposed to be doing? :) Maybe you could train your hubby to be a maid too. Yeah, right.

Really different work for you and I like it.

mARTa said...

It's ok to go missing sometimes....but glad to have you back. I am enjoying all your posts. It's nice to come visiting!

Genine said...

your poinsettia is beautiful!

William F. Renzulli said...

I check your blog daily, so I don't feel too guilty about doing this.

Consider yourself tagged for Christmas.

Last week, or was it the week before, I was TAGGED. My wife has since given up on me, convinced I will not follow up as directed. But, I am a thoughtful, deliberate man and need to think things out very carefully before I respond to the challenge of revealing 5 things about myself, and then tagging five other bloggers.

Merry Christmas and keep the delightful sketches coming.

Anonymous said...

Housecleaning? I gave that up when I picked up the pen. I love all the textureed lines in this one.


laureline said...

Hope you've had/are having a happy Christmastime, Linda! I look forward to seeing you online for another great year!

Kathleen Marie said...

Your quick sketches always look artistic and inspiring! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!