In a way it is fun because each day can be different, a drastic change from the day in day out of the school year. In another way it's a challenge to get through the day feeling productive and like you didn't just spend two hours setting up a new online store that you ended up deleting and your kid isn't upset because he's lonely and bored. It's not easy to change your routine on a daily basis. It's not easy to fit in work around the "fun" of Summer with a capital "S"
Still somehow I look around in the morning and think, I really hope I can capture some of my son's life and the funny things he says on paper, draw a comic, play with my paints or all of the above. And Sometimes, in addition to park visits and groceries and bike rides, I do get time to create this or that and it's good and I look forward to the next random summer day.
I hope your summer is crazy mix of long leisurely days and random making it up as you go days and not too many I just need to hide in my bedroom days.
Please enjoy these photos of my life and work :)
|A series of cats in watercolor|
|A girl with a yellow scarf, also watercolor|
|A fig harvested from our tree|
|Our front yard and a beautiful Portland morning|
|tie dye at the park equals tie dye fingers|
|my new favorite drawing of the face my son makes when I ask him to brush his hair|
|A comic is drew this morning|
|My son enjoying a piece of chocolate cream pie after a long day at bike camp. What a lucky kid!|
|Our school garden after we spent 3 hours weeding! (and my sweet dog Alice)|