Christmas Staycation

What happens when you work 10-12 hours 7 days a week for two years
and finally take a much needed staycation?


I can’t believe how much I slept!
Slept in, took naps, watched silty Santa movies, and did not post much!
Still we have two weeks more staycation, and maybe, maybe I will start posting!

I painted/journaled (always even if not posting, as some of it is now just too personal),
and much of it was about cleaning colors and palettes!
That is a quick way to fill a journal!
Only 1/3 of what I did has been posted (so more to come!)

In the midst of this I also tried to paint our twinkly lights,
which were everywhere at the studio and home.
I laid down some colors where I though the lights would be,
and after drying masked “lights” off,
painted in with Paynes Blue-Grey and Prussian Green.
Not too bad for my first time… I want to do more with this.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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15 Responses to Christmas Staycation

  1. STAYCATION….Hmmm I love that concept!


  2. So glad you had a rest. Maybe this year don’t work quite so hard


  3. so good to hear you took time off and aren’t done yet! good girl!!!! i slept too, and a few forced days of with carpel tunnel. ahh well, i’ll get to painting soon enough. (that took 5 min to type with right hand only! hehehe)


  4. Cindy Dauer says:

    Hooray for sleep!
    You did a wonderful job with the twinkly lights. Such pretty colors!


  5. Glad you got so much sleep. You must have needed it. Always enjoy your post and your lovely art.


  6. kristindudish says:

    The well deserved staycation sounds like just what you needed! (And what a great way to clean colors & palettes!


  7. Enjoy the rest, and staycation!


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