Several things have inspired me this week. I guess I'll start with that.
Firstly, my folks bought a house. Hooray! Can't wait to take Murph up there to chew on their baseboards and find a place to escape from their garden.
I've been doing some research into possible side projects. Cooking, gardening... photography?
I've enjoyed looking at this website -- http://www.leahandmark.com/. Leah and Mark are photographers. I found an article on ScoutMob, which begins 'Mark and Leah learned about each other thanks to photography and, because of it, they now have a blossoming business together, too.' How lovely. Can I do that?!
Through planning my buddy Susie's baby shower, I also got to spend some time at the Farmer's Market this week -- and was reminded how much I miss it. Must find something out on the West Side. I discovered the Love is Love Farm, out in Douglasville. I'm looking forward to being a bit more creative in the kitchen.
It's been a week of new ideas. Just have to pick one and run with it, I suppose. My friend Tina told me all about this place up in the Georgia Mountains, called Hambidge. It's an artist residency, and we briefly visited their gallery while on a site visit to Dillard. Their new Executive Director kissed us on the cheek when we arrived, and the showroom was full of beautiful ceramics for sale. They have an annual festival -- food, art and music. Not sure if P.A. and I are up for a residency, but I do like the idea of travelling; maybe a weekend in a cabin, dedicated to painting and writing.
To aid my incentive for painting and the like, I also completely cleaned out our 'office' -- AKA Murphy's Room. I'm shopping this week for portrait supplies, and looking forward to Andrew's first sitting. This is gonna be fun.