Monday, June 29, 2009

Mojo Monday!

Monday, June 29, 2009
A year or so ago, after suffering through yet another not-so-fun-Monday, I had an epiphany. Nobody said I had to hate Mondays! Nobody! So shouldn't I re-invent them?

Why do I have to do all my dreaded chores on Monday - as I'd done for years? I don't! I could spread the stuff around-perhaps do one or two chores on the other days of the week....then I could have an entire day of bliss on Mondays - Mojo Mondays!

So that's what I did. Now I do nothing but what "fills the well" on my day. Typically, that involves hours in the art studio-and the pup is invited too. It's become his favorite day.

Yesterday, after attending the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, I was inspired to try pastels for the first time. I saw a girl who used them in her gorgeous art journals, so I took a trip to the art store for some cheap ones - just $4.50 - and some spray fixative. Out came the rough brown paper sketch pad I had stashed in a drawer.

If you're a regular reader, you know I'm whatcha call a newbie don't judge me, just let me play....


Eileen Sottovia said...

Hey Tracy,
Love reading your blog and seeing how much fun artwork you're doing. The music is divine, too. You are inspiring me!(as always). I agree about the Monday thing. Whose idea was it anyway to do all the crazy chores THAT day?! Here's to "Mojo Mondays!" Hope to talk to you soon.
Hugs, Eileen S.

Lisa said...


I agree! Mojo Mondays! :) What a fantastic idea!

Your pastels are gorgeous!


katja said...

You may *be* a newbie artist, chica, but your art is lovely and doesn't look like it comes from a "newbie artist" at all!

Here's to Mojo Mondays! And Terrific Tuesdays, and Wonderful Wednesdays, etc., etc.