Productive? I did FIVE loads of laundry. After recovering from the flu not only was I behind on the laundry (I'd been procrastinating for a while.) but I decided to wash all my bedding and the quilt and pillow shams from the couch. It just makes me feel like I'm cleaning out the germs! It cost a pretty penny at the laundromat, but it was nice to get it all done quickly.
After putting everything away the relaxing part started. I was surprised to see that I'd actually avoided the computer for about 4 or 5 hours! Instead, I've been reading The Sound of Paper by Julia Cameron. She also wrote The Artist's Way, which I have on my bookshelf but haven't read. I've been putting off reading her books, thinking she was sort of a new-agey person. I'm still not sure, but I think she's more orthodox in her beliefs than I first gave her credit for. At least, if she has new-agey beliefs she's not making a big deal about it. I'm really liking what she has to say about creativity. She's very inspirational. She helps me to see that my creative pursuits aren't unimportant or a waste of time. I just really enjoy her writing style.
I've almost finished my next canvas for the January swap. This lady listed "a monster drinking tea" as a theme she would like. After looking at hundreds of cute monster images on Google I came up with this little guy. Sort of a composite.
God bless the rest of your weekend!
Shalom, friends and family!