When I taught Legislator's School in NC back in the day, I remember one of the other faculty would always tell the kids, Don't hoot with the owls if you can't soar with the eagles.' Turns out, it is a pretty well known quote by Hubert Humphrey. The kids would want to stay up all night and were dragging the next morning...
My point? Well, last night...I started hootin'...got a late start because I was feeling very distracted, working on several things at once, but then around 11pm I finally sat down to work on my first piece for the new year.
So, it's around 12am by now and...why yes, it is the perfect time to start the document that I had the idea to create that would showcase all of my work from 2012, kind of a year in review or a catalog of my works for the year. Hoot, hoot.
No sleep til Brooklyn.
And, well...my friend Jessie was up working on the final details for the next issue of Art Hive Magazine (which is going to be AMAZING by the way because my girl Jess is so super talented!) ...and...well...I can't let my friend stay up alone, right?
So it came to pass that two grown woman, one in Palm Beach Gardens and one in Wellington stayed up all night, both working on their respective computers and sending the occasional text, 'are you still awake?'...assurances that yes, we were both in this together, two owls up all night. Hoot, hoot!
Felt like art school again and I kind of liked it.
So, just didn't go to sleep. I worked on my document up to about 50 pages, still need to go through and edit it and tweak some things before I reveal it...but it is almost done.
But I wasn't ready to go to sleep, too wired. So I decided to go and watch the sunrise, and draw. (of course) Awesome morning at the beach, a little chilly so I wore a sweatshirt, but not windy, which has been the problem the last few times. The sunrise? Amazing. Worth staying up all night for. I started my second piece for the new year but didn't finish.
So I was able to hoot with the owls and soar with the eagles after all!
Before I headed back I left an angel painting and posted an announcement on my social media pages...I sure hope that someone found her! I did this the other day at the Barnes and Noble I frequent, left an angel painting. I still have some left, hoping to leave them all around until they are all gone. Maybe I will make more. I just hope that someone will find my painting and it will brighten their day. The note reads, 'if you find this angel painting then it's yours!'...and it really is : )
I did finally go to sleep around 8:30...but I woke up again 3 hours later, restless. I cleaned and organized frantically all day, then sat down to finish up my daily piece, CED13-2 that I started this morning.
And now...I am blogging. Trying to decide if I want to sleep for an hour or two before the gym or just keep going...not sure.
Maybe I should sleep for a bit...in case the owls are out again tonight!
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG