Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Checking In...

It's been much longer than I thought it would be since I've been able to post. It seems like this year has started out with many losses - which include my dad as well as some other projects/activities that were dear to me, but have been taken away. I have to just find encouragement in knowing that the Lord knows what I don't, and things will ultimately work out for the best (although at the moment, that doesn't soothe the sting of it all - no need to get into it).

Anyway, I'm a month away from what I hope will be a turn for the better - the birth of our 4th child. I'm in that "can't get comfortable in any position" stage, but I am grateful that that's the worst of it - it's been an easy pregnancy.

On top of that, what started as a discussion about refinancing our house has turned into "let's look for a 4 bedroom." Of course, now is not the best time on many levels. And, since we really weren't planning on a move, there are many household projects that need to be finished before we can put our house on the market.

All of this has kept me away from drawing. However, as all these things come to a close as we near baby-day, I hope to have some time to actually do some drawing or painting.

In the meantime, I took my 13 yr old son to see our local theater company's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I didn't think he would like it very much, but wanted to take him to experience Shakespeare. HE LOVED IT. It was all performed in Shakespearean English, but they gave it an Eastern Indian visual twist. It was hilarious and now he wants to take his dad. I really enjoyed it as well - it was good to just laugh!

I don't know if anyone stops by here these days. But, I hope to be back with some art soon.


Kate said...

Hi Diane! Yes, I came by here last night but I wanted to wait to comment when I had more time. I was very sad to read of the passing of your dad. I am sorry for the other losses, too. Wish I was there to give you a hug in person. I have been dealing with my own share of struggles right now. I also stopped by to see if Baby Girl had arrived yet! Looks like she will be here just in time to announce spring. God makes all things new again...remember that.

Tom Barrett said...

Here's to brighter days with your new baby. I am sure you realize that with an infant, drawing time will be at a minimum, except for the short times they sleep! Looking forward to your quick sketches!! :P

God bless!