Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I had a fabulous Monday. I can't say that I am normally a huge fan of Mondays, but after reading Dora's post over at Coffee and Paint Drips I decided to rethink my approach to Monday. Weekends are usually loaded with family activities. Hubby and I generally don't have much couple time. But Monday, ah Monday...things slowly return to normal... and now I'm not rushing off to work Monday morning. Instead I'm walking over to my studio to get some painting done.
And boy, did I ever get some painting done! I worked on a range of different projects. My morning painting session was all about doing detailed work on works in progress--the one above and several in the Hope Garden series below.
Then in the afternoon following a lunch break, I started some new abstract work. It was like working from a totally different frame of mind...and invigorating, even if I don't have a clear vision of how these will look in the end.
I loved playing with light molding paste...giving the piece texture.
After painting was done for the day, I decided to carry this new "I Heart Mondays" theme into the evening by declaring Monday our new Date Night. Historically, Friday has always been Date Night...which is great, but it's generally the night I'm worn out from the week and we're shifting gears towards time with our kids. Plus we have several Friday nights coming up when hubby is performing in a small theatre production. So Monday seems like a great night for Date Night! It gives us the opportunity to re-connect after a weekend of focusing more on our kids. (Yes, our kids are grown, but still very much involved in our lives...all good)
We came up with this plan a little late, but decided on dinner out and then watching a movie together at home. Simple, but the plan was to spend time together. The cat liked this plan too as he was curled up on my lap throughout the whole movie!.