Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday.....and back to work

I painted up the last of the 6 (4x12) canvases last night. It was a wonderful weekend and it was so fun to do the things I enjoy most!

Even mowing the lawn, trimming back some perennial flowers for the winter and laundry was fun :) I also got to bake a pie with fresh picked apples, try a new Chicken Parmesan recipe, see my son and go for a leisurely drive with Dale.

I appreciate my job and the ability it gives me to pay my bills........but man oh man, I wish I could spend more time doing the things I enjoy most. I guess that's what retirement is all about huh? I need to start taking better care of myself so I can feel well enough to enjoy those years ;) For now, I'll just treasure the weekends!

Have a wonderful, creative week everyone!! Find time to do what makes you happiest!


Silke said...

Oh, so beautiful!! These are all gorgeous, Darla. I love that tall and skinny format and will have to look for those canvases next time I am out. I hope your doggie has recovered from his bee sting!! Love, Silke

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla I love this one!! The orange is so beautiful! The colors are lovely! And her dark eyes are great! Nice work!

I am so glad you had a great weekend filled with all that makes your heart happy! :)

Thanks for your comment yesterday! :)

Tina Eudora said...

I just love her Darla she looks just like a serene Goddess, so beautiful and the colors are so rich. She is definitely an Autumn Lady!
Have a great week!
Tina xo

Isabel said...

Have an awesome week and thanks for sharing these gorgeous paintings with us:O)

Sonja said...

I love this painting as much as I loved previous ones.
And I could definitely sign under your post about job and retirement :) I wish weekends would have been longer and working days shorter..
There's so many unfinished projects waiting for me at home :)

veredit said...

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Thanks for this friendly and affectionate look at the new week!


Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

These long paintings are amazing ! Think I love them all and I admire your backgrounds, rich colors, just beautiful.

linda cardina said...

*gasp* this is so beautiful!!! such gorgeous fall colors! thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Nicola said...

Beautfiul piece! These colours are just gorgeous and I love her eyes, they are sooo deep :0) lovely lovely work Darla!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love these canvases! And I'm right with you on retirement..can't wait! I keep telling myself only 4 more years..but I'd LOVE to retire at 62 which would be only ONE MORE year - but, the way the economy is - it looks more like FOUR :-(

Julie said...

This is sooo beautiful as is all of the new paintings below! I love the girl with the birdcage! How I wish I could stay home and paint too....maybe one day for us! : )