The idea of running away is starting to appeal to me. Although, it looks a bit different from the fantasies of my 6-year-old self. Back then, I sort of had the idea that I'd be able to run away to Richie Rich's utopia and eat pizza and ice cream with a talking dog and while watching cartoons on six different televisions and jumping in a bouncy-castle. It now involves the islands, a hammock, and a few staff.
OK, a lot of staff. Stop judging me!
Also, I don't think I could fit everything I wanted to take with me in a handkerchief tied to a stick. Back then, no problem. Now? Well, when did I start using so many things in bottles? When did that actually start, because I can't quite figure it out. I remember thinking it was amazing how many bottles of stuff my mom had, and I thought of them as potions and secret salves. *I* was never going to do that, because that's just weird.
Now, I have bottles of things under my sink that I don't even remember what the original purposes were for. But you can't just throw them out, because the moment you do you'll need it. Well, actually, I DO tend to get rid of everything when I start organizing, and then I inevitably end up having to buy a new one. Yes, I'm that girl (woman? lady?) who is at the check-out with a bottle of something no one ever buys, because everyone has it under their sink somewhere.
Also, I used to be able to wear a pair of pants that could be rolled up into shorts and a long sleeved t-shirt that could be turned into a bikini top at a moment's notice. There is not even a parallel universe where that could happen now.
Anyway, my point is that running away gets a lot more complicated the older one gets. Could you whittle everything down to a single handkerchief? I could... if I won lotto and could afford to buy whatever I needed along the way. But, that's probably considered cheating. Long gone are the days of a teddybear and toothbrush!
Although, if the attitude in the house doesn't change, I may give it my best shot!
I forgot to share some of the paintings I've been working on, so here's a quick snap shot (I guess I've been reasonably busy after all?)
|"Alina" (I just love this one so much!)|
And I split my art pages on Facebook into two, because the styles and subject matter are so different. So my original page is for my Fairytale and Fantasy work, and my new page is for my Surreal and Abstract works - which I have been working on like crazy too:
Oh, and if you want to meet my cat, I did a video with him on Tuesday for my art blog: