Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cold and Windy

Another cold and windy day - we even got more rain last night.  Strange desert weather.  The lizard in me is ready for hot summer sunshine and 100 degrees, but it looks like I will have to wait a while for anything like that.  For now, I continue drinking hot tea and wearing knee high wool socks.

Yesterday was spent organizing the studio a little bit.  It needs more organizing than I gave it, but I am the first to admit that cleaning, organizing and throwing things away is not one of my strong points.  I am improving, but with tiny, baby steps.  I find that I go in to begin sorting and while I am sorting, I discover something I wanted to paint or finish painting, and of course that is more fun that sorting, so I do that!  So this was what distracted me yesterday:
  This is a little 8 x 10 inch pastel of a clump of Joshua Trees.
It is supposed to be sunset, but now that I see it as a photo, I realize I need to tweak the values a bit more.  It looks better in person.

We found out Monday that my husband, who is a pilot for UPS, will be getting furloughed in May.  We have known that this was a serious possibility for some time, so it wasn't a total surprise.  We have been saving money and stockpiling necessities.  However, this may mean that I go look for a job somewhere, and put the art on a back burner.  I am grateful that he and I are both really good with money, and that we have been able to prepare.  I know that others have not had that opportunity, and my heart goes out to them.  

Thunder is booming outside, and I am gearing up for another day in the studio.  No organizing today.  

Happy Wednesday, all you lovely blog readers! 


Carla Sonheim said...

Oh, Karine! I'm sorry to hear about Mattias' job....

I really look forward to seeing you SOON!

L.Holm said...

Hi, Karine. Beautiful pastel of the joshua trees. love the sky and light on the distant mts.
Am sorry to hear about your husband's furlough. Good for you for preparing. Still makes it tough, I know. Sending good vibes your way.

Patricia said...

Gorgeous image, Karine. Sorry to hear about job situation and wish you both the best.

ArtPropelled said...

What a worry! I hope it all works out soon. Even with the blue sky I get the impression that it is chilly when looking at your painting. Long woolly sock weather!