I spent all of today trying to stuff, shove, wheedle and cajole carefully wrapped presents into the smallest shipping boxes I could use. It was a day filled with a dozen step sister's big huge feet not fitting into Cinderella's petite glass slipper! You see, Canada Post has recently changed it's policies. You cannot ship anything without insurance and tracking. This seriously increases the cost of shipping anything anywhere and the prices were already egregious before hand!! The only way to get costs down is to use smaller boxes, hence the stuffing, cajoling and begging the items to magically shrink and GET THE HELL IN THE BOX!!
I'm tired. Exhausted, actually. Not only am I trying to do all things at once, but I'm also dieting my ass off, literally. I figure if I don't get this diet moving faster for the next 6 weeks then I don't get to have cookies and chocolate at Christmas and I'M HAVING the damn chocolate!! Hehehe. So, obviously I'm working on fumes and getting twice as much done than I should in half the amount of time. On top of that I cut down on the coffee, too much sugar and too much caffeine just can't be good, right?? RIGHT?? Please agree, actually, let me change that, if you ALL agree that sugar and caffeine would be a GOOD thing, then as they say, one hundred thousand people can't be wrong, right?? Now all I need are 100,000 followers to tell me they think I should have that cuppa with a couple of teaspoons of sugar five or six times a day. Think of it as your early Christmas present to me. K?
Anyway, I'm ranting. It's the hunger talking. I'll shut up now. :o) ... Oh, I guess I have to explain my sketch. I was coming in my apartment building's front door and to do that I have to pass the Koi pond with a huge maple tree growing over it. For weeks I had noticed all the leaves collecting in the pond, obscuring the fish entirely so well that I in fact started thinking the fish had somehow walked away, lol. Maybe they'd been moved for the winter?
Strangely, today, as I walked toward the Koi pond to go inside I looked up to the naked branches of the maple tree and actually thought, "hey, when did the tree lose all it's leaves?". Holy Cow, talk about brain fog, lol. Ummm, Jenn, where did all the leaves on the ground and in the pond for the last two weeks COME from?? The leaf fairies??!? Hehehe. This led to my current leaf drawing in my Moleskine. God help me, I think I need a nap, a cup of coffee with sugar and a bloody donut. Hehehe. Burning fumes, seriously burning fumes here. ;o)
I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another piece of art for AEDM, but I can't guarantee it, I might just sleep all day and say "to hell with it!"
See you tomorrow? Ya... *eye roll*.
If you're looking for The Artist's Play Room for this week, just click here and scroll down to the end of the post to read all about this week's theme,CHRISTMAS, and add your artwork to the Mr. Linky.