I j u s t w a n t t o m a k e n i c e t h i n g s ,
a n d g e t e n o u g h s l e e p .
I have something of a patchwork life, which can be frustrating and beautiful in turn, but suits me nonetheless. I've grown rather fond of it.
Things have been a bit hectic lately. Meetings : Isaac's speech therapist, the foreign work consultant, the realtor, our small-group. Work : training sessions and service calls. Ordinary : household things, homeschooling things, and planning things (like flying home for the holidays, and moving after the New Year). Etsy : sales, treasuries, and commissions.
Speaking of etsy, I've been busy getting three originals print-ready, painting three new pieces that will be up soon (I hope), and designing a custom order. Today I had one of those days; you know, when you spend hours creating something and at the last minute, you ruin it, and you have to start all over. Le sigh.
I'm feeling cluttered, but also blessed. It's beautiful to realize, all of a sudden, that this thing you do for fun - making illustrations on a whim - is appreciated by other people and, what's more, can make a little money. Not much, but just enough to qualify it as more than a hobby. A thing with potential, at any rate.
And, even if all the things don't pan out, I've still got my boys at the end of the day - and this picture of our family and how we are : scientist, artist, redhead. Which I kind of love about us.