Thursday, November 27, 2008

Plans...

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.

Thanks!
Pastel Guy
www.matthewweld.com
www.studio206.etsy.com

3 comments:

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.