It's hot and humid here. Even without the heat, in the summer my art productivity always slows down. My concentration is always off when others are in the house, even though I enjoy my daughters' school vacation presence. Snatching an hour to paint here and there doesn't always work. I'm better off with a stretch of a few hours of uninterrupted studio time--time to think, time to putter, time to produce. Plus I have a very big garden that requires my regular presence during the summer. This past week, I've been getting up early each morning to go out and work in the garden for two to three hours before the day's heat hits. If I don't look after it daily, it becomes an unworkable jungle.
The rest of my summer days seem to be a bit of a blur--dentist appointments (Chloé got her wisdom teeth removed this past week; Emma's appointment is in August), various errands, visits to framing suppliers, preparations for a garage sale, the beginning of a painting commission, mom's 'taxi', walks with Meeko.
Wait a minute. Meeko. Once again, I think the furry boy might be right.
|A serviceberry from our garden. Meeko loves berries.|
|A rare off-leash summer run. Yippee!|
|"I stand on guard for thee." I think it's more to do with dogs, cats and squirrels in the park.|
|Gardening companion whether at work or at rest.|
A blog post brought to you by Meeko.