weekly to-dos : week of may 1

Here is how I did last week. It was a busy week but I got quite a bit done.

  • Cancel square space, green chef and orange theory. Trying to spend less!
  • Buy paper/plastic plates for school
  • Meal prep/grocery shop
  • Mail cards
  • Email re: new driveway (!!!)
  • Target returns –  they are IN THE CAR
  • Cancel Orange Theory – not my jam (they don’t make it easy to quit!)
  • Barre class – also not my jam but it’s working for me (didn’t make it & really missed it)
  • Look into membership at the YMCA
  • Drink more water!
  • Kill the dandelions before they infect the neighbors  (now to actually dispose of them!)
  • Finish frame wall around TV
  • Rotate toys/crafts
  • Buy birthday gifts

And here are the intentions for this week. We have a few doc appointments this week and plans with friends at least one day so it’s a busy one. There are a lot of to-dos here and I know I won’t get through all of these but this list making is really helping keep me on track and organized.

  • Buy paper plates for preschool
  • Cancel Orange Theory
  • Barre class x 1
  • Finish the frame wall
  • Nordy returns
  • Drink the dang water
  • Meal plan & prep
  • Post whole30 progress?
  • Resched wax appt
  • Buy mother’s day gifts
  • Paint nails – or at least remove what’s there!
  • Tidy office
  • All the laundry
  • Convert crib
  • Make play doh
  • Rotate toys & craft stuff
  • Meditate x 1
  • Send cards
  • Contract sent for new driveway

weekly to-dos

Last week I made myself a big to-do list in Evernote and it really helped me to focus and prioritize my week AND BONUS!, I crossed off a lot of my to-dos! HOORAY! So, I thought I’d do it again here so I can keep myself accountable. Also, I sorta kinda accidentally started a Whole30 which had me thinking about this blog since my first Whole30 was documented here….ahhh, yes, back when I had time for such things. Why not dust off the ol’ blog?

LAST WEEK:

  • Paint nails
  • Mail cards
  • Mail passport paperwork
  • Clean out car
  • Drink a ton of water
  • Meal prep & plan (cancel green chef?) 
  • Email re: driveway
  • OTF class
  • Target returns

THIS WEEK:

  • Cancel square space, green chef and orange theory. Trying to spend less!
  • Buy paper/plastic plates for school
  • Meal prep/grocery shop
  • Mail cards
  • Email re: new driveway (!!!)
  • Target returns –  they are IN THE CAR
  • Cancel Orange Theory – not my jam
  • Barre class – also not my jam but it’s working for me
  • Look into membership at the YMCA
  • Drink more water!
  • Kill the dandelions before they infect the neighbors
  • Finish frame wall around TV
  • Rotate toys/crafts
  • Buy birthday gifts

30 layer challenge recap

grid

I did it! I’m so excited to have finished and so inspired to keep painting. I’ve learned a lot from this challenge…I’ve learned there will be ugly paintings and that’s ok. I’ve learned there will be “messy middles” and that’s when I need to keep going! I found that I was able to make more time to paint knowing that I had this challenge in front of me. Finally I learned not to be so precious with each painting. It’s ok to let loose, have fun and make ugly, crazy messes. 

I’m not sure what my next project will be but I know I will continue making art and being creative. 

 

 

layers 26 – 30!

26

Layer 26: Kind of an “in between” to get some new color down and make space for something new. I like how you can see some of the texture here.

27

Layer 27: I’ve been playing with trying to keep things loose and I love the drips and scribbles in this layer.

28

Layer 28: I saw a sunset photo that I really wanted to duplicate. This is the first time I’ve painted from a photo and I like the process but it’s hard for me to do it very quickly.

29

Layer 29: Another abstract in a color palette that I haven’t yet experimented with. I really like the tone of this.

30

Layer 30: Ugh! I do not love my final layer at all but if there is one thing I’ve learned from this challenge, it’s that I can always move on and paint over it. I’m learning to let go and have realized that sometimes these messy in between layers are more motivating than the pretty ones.

I’m posting this a couple days late but I did finish on the night of the 30th which I am quite proud of even if I don’t love the final painting. I’ve learned a lot and I plan on compiling all the images into one big grid along with some learnings here shortly.