Monday, July 27, 2009

Stuff...

Apparently painting for fun agrees with me. I've felt so inspired lately and I even finished a painting. And I am completely happy with how it turned out. I might do some minor tweaking but other than that I'm signing it varnishing it and I'm done. I might even do a pear series or something. They're fun to paint, it hardly takes any time at all, and they're *green* so it's a win-win-win. Except I did buy a red pear once that I intended to paint so maybe I'll do a red one too. And in other things artsy related- drumroll please....Amanda has been invited to attend The New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts. Um, yeah, wow! IN NYC!!! The thought right now is for her to attend their summer session next summer. So my kid could be spending a month next summer in NYC! I'm so excited for her. She'll be spending about the same amount of money as she did for AMTC but it covers her room and it's in a fabulous city. So, nothing is set in stone right now but she is applying.

And I wanted to add this just because it's funny. Apparently the antibiotics I'm taking are causing me to have very vivid and extremely weird dreams. Let's see- one night I dreamed I had a moustache. The next night I dreamed about talking, biting trout and whitewater rapids. The next night the dream was so bizarre that I won't even type it out- but it concerned people that I went to high school with. And the next night I dreamed that all of the Buttons were in a communist country and were trying to run away. But it was comical, like a musical, and there were car chases and we eventually got out of the country by stowing away on a cruise ship. Because cruise ships often depart from communist countries. But it's keeping me from sleeping well. There's lots of running in all my dreams...so I'm hoping that everything will be back to normal soon.

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Ok, the pears are cool...keep painting, girl! Amanda's news is exciting! So thrilled someone in my family is living their dreams...or about to soon...As far as the dreams are concerned...weird stuff! But, I fear we are not too far from being a communist country...

Christy said...

HA! I love your dreams! I'm a weird-dream dreamer, even without antibiotics, so it's comforting to know that sometimes others are in the same boat.
Super-huge congratulations to Amanda - that's so great!
And, I love the painting. Keep it up. I'm a big fan of people doing things that are fulfilling for them :)

Mary said...

I don't know...normal isn't nearly as fun to read about. I think you should publish a book of drug induced dreams.

Love the pears! Great job.

And wouldn't that be awesome for Amanda?!? What a great opportunity. I hope it all works out.

Amy said...

I found out yesterday after talking to Amanda about it more that the school wants her to be a student there. As in- she'd be in NY for a year and then there's the possibility of being invited back. You can't just register for the second year- it's *that* kind of school. But she talked with an admissions counselor that called her and told them she'd never been to NY and didn't know if she'd like it and they suggested the summer program. It's very in reach tuition-wise so she's praying about it but as of right now she's planning to go.

Ms. Tee said...

Your pears look great! I couldn't paint a stick person if I had to! Well, maybe a stick person. But that's it. ;) How funny on the dreams!