I'm not really a fan of August, there's something kind of melancholy about this month. Swim season is finished, Art fair has come and gone, the lonely hum of the cicadas fills the air....and the natives start to get restless.
I can only go so long without creating or working before I start to lose it.
don't get me wrong, I LOve being home with my kids, sleeping in, lounging by the pool, but I start to get restless after a while, my mind starts kicking into overdrive thinking about projects and Ideas......not that I want to rush through life, but August, well you can hurry up and git. I got stuff to DO!
That being said, we have actually Done quite a bit this summer,
awesome backyard barbeques with friends,
can I tell you how much I love Mark's Carts? oh my word. locals, if you haven't been, please go. it's freaking awesome and delicious.
I also spent a great deal of driving, and more driving.....
I swear, I spent the entire month of July in my car.
oh and socializing with goofy friends...cuz a gal's gotta have fun right?!
walking around downtown,
and Kid's art Fairs.....
Fiona had a booth with her paintings and folk art fish ....
and this year my Son did too with his photography.
pretty cool images he took using an Itouch. we primarily use just our iphones now to take pictures because yes, they are that good when it comes to Apps. we use Hipstamatic, lemme cam (free), instagram, shake it photo, and others.
when we weren't shooting pics we were poolside
with swim practice and summer swim team....
my little champ with the heart of a lioness.....never nervous before a race!
go Fiona GO!
my son on the other hand is the opposite.....laid back Mr. Cool
is a nervous wreck before a race
you can see him swim here,
because yes, I am a proud mother.
SO.....even though he's a hot mess before a competition on most occasions he wins his heats, go figure.
I will say that even though he has always been my non-dare devil of a Child and actually quite conservative when it comes to dangerous things, he has somehow managed to break his bones now for the second time around.
right after swim season ended he managed to wipe out on his skateboard....two staples to the head, and one broken collar bone later,
nothing like a clipped wing to slow you down.
no more swimming, or tubing, or wake boarding...... Big bummer.
but the good thing is that they supposedly heal fairly fast, so hopefully he won't be down for too long.
So many many things have been happening over here, some good......
My studio will be published in a new book coming out! whoo-hoo!
you can see and order it here
some not so good,
like me moving into my own apartment.
yes, I just said that.
very personal and private for our family, so I hope you will be gentle with me about that....everyone is O.K.
sometimes these things happen, growing up with someone and being friends with them for 25 years, well, sometimes you just grow in different directions.
He is a wonderful person.
I have a wonderful family,
we just are functioning as a different kind of family unit now... I will leave it at that.
So Yes, summer has flown by filled with lots of events.
August is a month of change, and even though I may not like it very much, it is restorative in it's own ways. The mind and body needs it to re-group.
to re-focus. and grow.
I feel very positive about the future, sometimes change is good.
I look forward to sharing all of the new ideas and creations that come with this in the near future......stay tuned. It's always an adventure that's for sure.