Thursday, January 08, 2009

What's Different?

Okay, no prizes if you get the right answer to that. I mailed off my entries for the Art Show at the Dog Show today, after a couple more days of fiddling with the paintings. The painting of Zen isn't a whole lot different from what I posted here, but I made an executive decision on Finn after some discussion with a fellow artist. Like I said, no prizes if you can pick it out!

There's a lot of talk flying around these days about making resolutions for some reason. :-D I gave up on the resolution thing a long time ago - for me it's usually a matter of just carrying on with what I've already got happening. "The holidays" don't mean holidays for most horse people, so it's not like I'm coming off two weeks' vacation looking to make a fresh start. That said, I thought I might try to feed off some of the hype and get myself back into a routine of working out and eating better. No, not because Oprah told me. And no, that doesn't mean I'm going to give up chocolate. I have been on the treadmill a couple of times this week however, and am being more diligent about my water consumption. Are you all proud of me? It did strike me earlier this week that I used to do two hour spin classes, and drink a couple of litres of water a day. I think maybe I need to do something about that!

Often after the frenzy surrounding meeting a deadline, I have no desire to paint for a couple of days, and go along with that. I actually don't feel that way this time. Maybe all that water is giving me more energy, haha. On that note, time to take advantage of that and pick up the brushes!

Hope you don't mind another horse pic though. This is Jubie, recently retired. Kind of looks like something I should paint, doesn't it?


Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

You've done the washing up and ... Zen slept through it! Great entry Linda:)

Kimberly Kelly Santini said...

sorry i was sorta checked out during your painting marathon. your pieces are gorgeous, as always, and at the risk of cursing your streak, i am thinking another brittany award has your name on it........

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks Sheona - here's the great representation by the CAG in the show this year!

No jinx, Kim - I didn't actually get it last year, so I'll have to start a new streak if that's the case! Thanks for the vote of confidence - we shall see!