Here are the three drawings I did while I was in (or en route to) San Jose.
I drew this on the plane going back to San Jose, just as we were landing, after reading an entire issue of Domino.
I came back from Cindy and Chris’s wedding all exhausted and thinking I would just skip the drawing. But I thought about how much fun I’d had in my outfit (two dresses layered, with a sash from another dress) and dancing in it (I had more energy than anyone!), so I tried to translate that into a drawing. The proportions are all wrong, but oh well.
Again, I was exhausted, having not slept well after the wedding and having gone on a run in the evening. So I just drew myself in my running clothes.
I had a very pleasant weekend of reunions with high school friends. It was a truly beautiful wedding and I have many photos to share, when I get around to editing them. But I’ll let this hold you for now:
Jennifer, Jackie, me, and Caroline.
I’m thinking of starting a writing-a-day project to complement the DDP, but it’ll be more like the daily freewrite journals we kept in Mr Thompson’s class in high school. Hopefully these writings will become journal entries, but maybe they won’t, if I end up writing down private opinions or thoughts I don’t have time to edit for public consumption. I’ll let you know how this goes.
I’ve had a really difficult time getting up for the past several mornings. I think my body is trying to tell me it simply won’t tolerate slightly-less-than-enough sleep anymore (for me what’s “enough” is about eight and a half to nine hours).
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]
Maybe you can start on painting the walls first and then see how things go from there. Decorating seems like it would be very fun and rewarding (assuming things go right). Devin and I had so much fun just fixing up the coffee table so I imagine fixing up an entire apartment would be even more exciting! But of course, it’ll take time and effort, so really, by the time you finish the walls and leave them for a little while, maybe you’ll have had time to find nice bargain furniture. My coffee table was $20 and really horrible with its water damage and cup rings all over the top. But after sanding it down, staining, and finishing it, it looks great! :]
Thank you. 🙂 I think when we get the chance we will start with paint before anything else!
definitely paint first. i would want to decorate my place after reading Domino’s also!! your color scheme sounds great! we are still decorating our house. we aren’t repainting, though we’re just using accessories to color accent. it costs alot of money, so we’re going slow. however, the best part about this for you is that you can decorate your walls with your own artwork & photography! it was so much fun seeing you this weekend 🙂 and i definitely know what you mean on the sleep. i sucked at getting up this morning after so many not enough nights of sleep thursday through sunday.
Every picture I’ve seen of your house looks so nice. 🙂 I get impatient, but I have definitely come to realize that home decorating needs to be a gradual process (except for the rich!). I absolutely want to decorate with more of my own art, which means spending on framing! As for furniture and other items, it’s not only the money, but finding just the right things. I like garage sales and thrift shops but that takes even longer.
I loved seeing you this weekend too. 🙂 Thank you for posting your photos so quickly!
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