Did I long for sunny weather last week? Oh yes!
My wish was answered – but you know the saying:
“Look out what you wish for, it might come true”.
It’s tropical hot last days.
For Holland, that is… if you live in a hot area you probably laugh
at 35 Celsius / 95 Fahrenheit, but it’s a little too much for me.
The moment I thought ‘this is a bit overly’ the forcast predicts
thunderstorms, heavy showers, hail, rain and wind.
Let’s get this post in the air as soon as possible then, ’cause when
thunderstorms hit our house we will turn out all the computers.
(We always do – computers are our living and we don’t want them damaged)
I have an exiting moment to share.
I have a newspaper article for the Dutchies to read.
I have projects to show.
I have written a haiku for you.
I have a question to ask.
So let’s get on with it right away!
I wrote 64 pages in the last four weeks.
Articles for the next issue of Creatief met Foto’s.
I made the deadlines.
It’s done for now (until the next issue )
I will have freewheelin’ time, YEEEAAAAAYYY!
Last weekend, I had a foretaste of how that feels like.
I made a few things and I prepared a few projects.
I want to show you some of what I did.
(Not everything – that would be too much photos.
You will see more coming in the next post.)
Hello Friends! Hello Friday!
Is it Friday yet? Aaargh, my head is spinning lately.
The days are filled with work and deadlines and on top of that
I have a lot of ideas and ‘have to’s’ and ‘want to’s’ swirling in my mind…
so when I saw the new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
it really fitted my mood!
… at the end of the tunnel!
The last three weeks, I’ve been working my butt off writing articles – facing
one deadline after another – but there’s an end to it and it’s getting near!
One more busy week ahead but after that, I will have more time to create.
I did have some spare time last weekend though, so let’s see how I used it!
I visited the hospital this morning.
My periodontist gave me a referral because she noticed that my under lip is
a bit thick and there’s a small, white spot on my under lip. It’s been there for
over 10 years so I didn’t worry much, but she insisted I would let a surgeon
have a look at it.
The surgeon, a young and handsome guy, read the referral letter.
He looked at my lip.
He said something to me and then suddenly,
in the middle of a sentence he said:
“do you do that a lot ma’am”
“You just bite your lip”
He laughed, examined the spot once again and you know what it is?
I have callouses on my lip. No kidding!
I spend years, quietly biting my lip!
He even took a few photos of it, to use in a lecture.
The advice he gave: ‘Don’t bite your lip and it will go away eventually’.
Yeah, right. That’s easier said then done.
How do I break this habit?
I don’t wear lipstick very often, but when I came home I put a lot of lipstick on.
Maybe that will help to remind me not to bite my lip?
I might become famous as ‘the lipstick lady’….
Any other ideas to overcome this habit?
Last week was busy. Very busy.
I wrote articles (one article a day) for Creatief met Foto’s trying to make
the deadlines and my online Creative Summer Camp opened the doors.
(The ‘campground’ got immediately flooded by a group of happy campers!
You can still join, click the link and come on in! It’s fun!)
Saturday I went to the university with my son.
I followed three lectures in ‘artificial intelligence’ (that’s what my son studies).
This was part of a parents day. It was nice to be back in the classroom – but I
was sooooo tired afterwards! My brain is more specialized in art journaling!
With all of this going on, my time to journal was very limited…
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