Monday, August 9, 2010

TIRED

How can you be so tired when you haven't done anything all weekend? Other than about an hour of yardwork and grocery shopping, I did nothing the whole weekend. And yet I'm tired today. Must have been all those insane and very complicated dreams I was having this morning - I was doing so much in my dreams, I woke up tired! ha ha

Deb Ward and I are meeting the bad boy of watercolor, Nicholas Simmons, for dinner tonight after he'd done with his 4-day workshop at the Greentree Studio in Lawrenceburg, IN (Sandy Maudlin's studio). Just to catch up with what he's been doing. Nick and I have been blog buddies for a few years now - I "met" him when he first came upon the scene at WetCanvas and caused such a stir with his fluid acrylics. I told Sandy about him and she's had him come over to IN and give 2 workshops so far.

(I may have to take a nap before going out! ha ha)

15 comments:

Lisa Walsh said...

Funny how it seems that the internal battery just gets low sometimes. A wonderful dinner with lots of art talk is the sure cure for what ails ya. Have a wonderful time.

RHCarpenter said...

Yeah, I think my batteries are run down - although I was enthused and active Thursday and Friday. Maybe I fried a circuit? ha ha Working on stuff, but very slowly. Of course, in 98F heat, you move slowly if you're smart.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda, I find that the heat really takes my energy away.
Lucky you to be having dinner with Nick Simmons...I would have a million questions for him about his art. Enjoy your evening!

kitchen tables said...

I love that article. It is a well written article. Heat is one of my worst enemies. I hate it so much. I can do so many things if it is so hot.

Jeanette said...

I think that we need to pay attention to our bodies when they talk to us.

So rest when you need to. Also when its hot and humid there's less oxygen in the air and that makes you tired too.

Enjoy dinner with Nick. I'm sure you'll be picking his brain for tips. :)

RHCarpenter said...

Christiane and Jeanette, we ate good food and talked until they were putting the chairs up, so it was a good night. Talked art shows, travelling to workshops, signature membership and what it does and doesn't mean, and when he'll be returning to our area. It sounded like his workshop was a winner so I'm sure he went home happy.

Vicki Greene said...

Take time to recharge. Sound like you guys had a great time with your dinner "date". What fun.

RHCarpenter said...

Vicki, it was a good time. We talked art a lot and other things and set the world straight for now :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sounds like you have been having real fun with Debs and your other artist pals. How good that you all share ideas and give critiques and advice ending with a dinner with that famous Nick Simmons. Lucky you, but sad you don't like doing lace as it is quite stunning painting negative into the holes and voila before you know it there is a piece of wonderful lace work. Sorry you have been so tired, but then we do push ourselves us artists adding so much to our already full lives. Take care now.

Carol King said...

ha ha. I tell my husband how tired I am every morning because of all the activities I was involved in while dreaming!

thanks for the info on the "bad boy of watercolor" I looked him up and his work is terrific.

How do you navigate Wet Canvas??? I can't for the life of me find my way around that site.

RHCarpenter said...

Joan, Nick and Deb were fun to visit with over dinner - lots of talking and laughing. I'm just not a lacy girl, I guess!

Carol, Nick is doing some wonderful work, big and bold! With Wet Canvas, when I did visit there (which has been a long time), I would just sign in and go to the watercolor forums only because there is just too much there to view - you would never leave!

Nick said...

Hey, was waiting at our table last night, 7:30...I thought we were making that a weekly date!

RHCarpenter said...

Nick, you should have called if you were local and I'd have come by...if you were home, you'd have had to give me a day's notice to drive there! Hope the salad and breadsticks were delicious :)

Prabha N. said...

I am insanely envious that you have the company of a gifted watercolorists around you Rhonda :)
All that face-to-face art talk would get me happy no doubt.

Your recent portrait of Teresa looks awesome, especially her cheeks. Will check in to see more, in your pace and time.

RHCarpenter said...

Prabha, it is a pleasure to have so many artists locally to visit, talk with, have a meal with...I am lucky. And should remind myself of that whenever I think I just want to be alone! ha ha