Thursday, November 27, 2008


This morning started with my son climbing into bed with us at 6 am.

That in and of itself is not a bad thing. He's a cuddle bug and doesn't tend to sleep sideways like the other one does...

The killer is that it's Thanksgiving. A holiday.

And for some funny reason, now that I'm a dad, I can't seem to go back to sleep once I'm awakened past the hour of, say, 5:30 am. I used to be a sleeping champ.

Now I'm just like my grandma.

The problem is that I just lie there and my brain kicks into creativity mode without waiting for the warmup. Today I had one side of my brain working on the composition for a pastel picture I want to do as a Christmas gift. The other side was working on how I could work in a tile mosaic floor somewhere in our house, and somewhere in the middle, I had possible scenes for a large scale stained glass window for the wall behind our bar downstairs. Then every once in a while, the practical side would jump in and try to think of ways to market all these great ideas so I could make all this my full-time job.

I finally just got up. Sigh. Maybe some tryptophan and alcohol will slow the old brain down a little later on...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I'm thankful to have started this blog, and for everyone who comments so faithfully, like Brandy, EM, and Kay.

Pastel Guy


anni said...

I'm glad I found your blog today. Have a happy turkey day! I want to be an artist when I grow up.

magicmyst said...

Hapy Thanks giving! I wouldn't have known it was thanks giving day in America except for your blog. I hope the holiday was an enjoyable family occassion. Nice to get a mention in your blog.Kay

egan said...

Faithful commenters are hard to find. Glad you found some and I can vouch for Brandy and EM. Great people, truly.

Too bad those kids don't know the difference between holidays or weekends. I hear they do learn at some point. Ugh, I should go to bed since ours is due to wake up in about five hours. Have a good weekend.

P.S. I got your email, I'm just a bit behind on responding.