All posts tagged: Back to school

Happy New (school) Year!

The beginning of the school year feels to me more like a new year than January 1st. ¬†Without the resolutions and goal setting and navel gazing which is tradition in my January world! My August new year is more about getting on with stuff, more starting, less thinking. Even though I am now working part time at the library which is new from last year, I still make my plans. So far they have included – read my magazine stack, paint the gladioli I just bought from Trader Joes (especially to paint and draw!), go to the Art Museum to gather inspiration, watch classes at Creative Bug and Skillshare as well as all of the art journaling. So far I can report that the boys have been back at school for two days and my magazines are still in a stack and the gladioli are beautiful and full of flowers but unpainted, I have been nowhere and watched nothing! However I have had a very nice couple of days getting back into the routine and …

Weekly Photos 31/52.

1. It doesn’t seem like a week ago that I was sweating out my body weight at Vans Warped Tour here in St Louis. 2. The bridge is being painted, but the leaves are ignoring the signs. 3. In garden news, I harvested my first aubergine this week and it is sitting in the fridge waiting for me to figure out how to make it tasty. It is only a small one, so maybe I see ratatouille in our future. Do you like aubergines? What would you do with a small one? 4. In other garden news, the tomatoes are ripening nicely. This branch has a pretty ombre thing going on don’t you think?! I can’t believe the kids go back to school next week! Yikes, better get the supplies all sorted. Erasers, tissues, notebooks which will get three pages written in all year, hand sanitizer and of course endless pencils to sharpen. This year we also need ear buds for more ‘electronic device’ based learning, how long until we don’t need pencils and paper …