My 3 main goals today were:
- wake up early to get a head start on creativity - I think 6:30ish is early enough on my day off from the day job, don't you?
- start, finish and list a new painting - seemed like a tall order, but I did it! Part of my self-imposed rule was that I couldn't just list anything to achieve my goal. I had to actually like the result. Mission accomplished! English Housescape #2 below. Phew!
- read - somewhere between my first couple of rounds on the painting and taking a shower (I think it must have been about 1), I grabbed my Haruki Murakami (now on page 530 of 1Q84 Book One & Two), cozied up under the covers in bed and read until I felt like dozing off, which I happily did! The only thing about having a cat-nap after reading Murakami is that I'm almost guaranteed to have a freaky dream.
- Note to self: give myself a get-out plan with another creative activity in case motivation is lacking in one or unexpected technical hurdles arrive.
Random discovery of the day - If you put a price in your pin description on Pinterest it automatically creates a little corner sash on the pin with the price displayed! So I guess they are all for promoting 'sale' items. I found out by accident because I was mentioning the exorbitant price of this lovely Crystal Bud Chandelier which is indeed gorgeous, but at a daunting cost of $2000! I'll have to sell a lot of paintings to achieve that goal!