The sea,shore and a hair cut.

Happy Monday!

We had a jam packed weekend filled with running around, botching our normal (sleep) schedule, visiting with family (and friends!) and swimming in the ocean. I'd say it was a pretty damn good weekend.

On Saturday we drove to Orlando (which is about 2.5 hours from our little town) to sell one of my paintings, and visit with my grandparents who summer in Maine. We also enjoyed a lovely nacho-esque dinner with my in-laws and watched the horse race. We all "bet" on our horses with beer, my father-in-law and I picked the winning horse, so I rewarded myself with another glass of vino. ;)

I sold a painting this weekend that I was commissioned to do-- the clients loved it, so I am a happy girl. Painting commissions is a lot of fun, but they are more nerve wreaking since the client has a vision too. Selling something I've already made is a no brainer... making something FOR someone is stressful because there is always a possibility that the client wont be happy with my work. This has actually never happened to me, but it's bound to one day.. you can't make all of the people happy all of the time. 

 In this case they were very happy, so I am very happy too.

The Sea & The Shore, acrylic $360 SOLD 16x40 inches on canvas

On Sunday I decided that I was sick of my hair, so I cut it all off and I am SO glad I did. I don't know why I even bother growing my hair out, I love it short.

I look a little scary in the before picture because I didn't want them to know I was taking a picture of myself at the salon, although no one would have cared anyway..

I feel so free now and all that dyed crap has been cut out. After a few more trims I will be back to my natural hair color for the first time in over 15 years! I am trying to break the evil cycle of coloring my hair, this was a great start to ending that cycle.

After I got my hairs cut we spend the evening with out good friends enjoying the beautiful weather at one of our favorite little spots-- it was nice catching up with friends, we've all been so busy lately there hasn't been much time for that.

This week I am going to try something a little new in the diet/workout department.. so I'll probably share some of that on Wednesday, I am starting a new painting today (maybe) and this is going to be an awesome week!

How was your weekend?



  1. My favorite part is that you took a sad photo of you with long hair and a happy faced version of you with short, it's like one of those advertisements for acne cream or something. But it does look nice and shapely.
    The painting's not bad, either ;)
    I really like the clouds.
    My weekend was pretty good, kind of started on Thursday so I'm still working it off :P

    1. Haha, thanks! I am working off a little too much of the fun I had yesterday!

      Perhaps I have a future in advertising ;)

  2. That painting is beautiful! It's awesome that you sold it - how many people in this world can say that they make money doing what they love? You have a gift, and you're making great use of it.

    I like the new haircut. It seems to suit you much more than the longer, straight hairstyle.

  3. Very cute hair cut! It suits you well :) I love having short hair, but with my curls it can be tough to manage in the summer. I wish I could have wavy hair like yours. It would make my life SO MUCH EASIER. Ha!


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