I went by t, an urban tea house, and talked to the owner about putting up some art pieces. Turns out one of the artists coming up doesn't have enough work for his show, he only has enough to fill half the space. It's super short notice, but I'm definitely going to jump on it. Keep your calendars open for August 20th! And, I will be painting my ass of until then.
Now, that I don't have a wedding consuming my life, and that I have decided I hate my job, I have started painting again, for me. Though, I'm very grateful I have a job with benefits, its just "the needs of the business are changing," and I'm not as happy there as I once was. I'm going to still work hard and do my best when I'm there, since I do have morals, I just won't like it as much as I used to. Plus, I only have one more year there anyway.
Back to the paintings. I've decided to do a series based of one of my paintings from years ago, and work towards getting about 8 done for a show of some sort. Maybe, at this local tea shop in town. Cross your fingers.
All of them are going to be in this style, very simple, with white backgrounds, and different types of goldfish.
Here's the one I'm working on now, sorry about the quality, I took the photo on my phone.
I really need to get on with my life and get out of the Barnes and Noble black hole. Its safe, I like the people, and its a job with benefits even though the pay isn't the greatest. I need to get on with my life. A total stranger came up to me in the newsstand and asked me if I was the organizer, and I said yes. He then asked what my major was, and I told him, and asked if I was out of school and I said yes. I told him I wanted to be an art teacher and he encouraged me to do so. Sometimes, I think I just need to be reminded of my dream. And, that reminder can come from an old man at Barnes and Noble, he also told me to not get complacent. So, here's to moving on. I just actually have to do it, but going to Barnes and Noble is a good reminder.
Also, The Avett Brothers are playing in OKC again in September, yay! You have to go this time BJ, it was awesome.
I don't know what is going one with the weather in Oklahoma, but its been crazy lately, and in Oklahoma we are used to crazy. But, a crazy snow storm where people are stranded, a hail storm which ruins people's roofs, and now torrential rain. All in the last 6 months? Global warming? Probably. I almost didn't make it to work that morning and a mile down the road from my work, people had to be rescued from their cars.
A really good friend of ours house was 2 feet under water, they wanted to evacuate him by boat. If you watched the news at all, he lives in the Valley. It was horrible, Kris has been over at Stone's house, with a bunch of our friends, ripping up carpet, the brand new wood floors, ripping out dry wall up to 4 ft, ripping out doors. Everything has to be taken back down to the bones. And, he didn't have flood insurance along with the rest of the neighborhood.
No one was hurt, so thank God for that. But, its still emotionally damaging. The neighbors had their family photos in the yard trying to dry them out. If you pray, pray for them. If you don't, keep them in your thoughts or pray anyway.
If you see the dirt line on the wall or chair that's how far the water came, all in a matter of an hour and a half and it stayed for 6 hours. The drywall has to ripped out 2 ft over that.
I finally feel like posting, and of course I am now married! The wedding was awesome, not a thing went wrong, it was perfect. My sister took some amazing photos, we had two photographers, so I can only vouch for my sister's photos so far. So lucky April got to take some even though she was one of the maids of honor.
The Sand Plum was beautiful, and the coordinator, Lindsay was amazing.
The honeymoon was great very relaxing, we drank wine, ate amazing food, and chatted with good people at the B&B. We definitely want to go back in the future, and if you are ever in Healdsburg, or even in Wine Country, stay there.