New Projects

purple daisy

It is amazing how quickly time flies.  I was stressed, work was nuts, family was coming and going and I couldn’t keep up.  So I stopped blogging and keeping up with goodreads.  It felt good to let it go.  Ok, who am I kidding?  I felt guilty too.  But hey, I saved myself some time!  So, I am trying to get back into it now.  This morning while trying to log in, I realized that I forgot my password to my wordpress account AND my blogging gmail account!!  That was a wake-up call.  I was kind of freaking out, but luckily everything is attached to my cell phone these days and I could reset things.  So here I am.

So, I need to catch up.  I read a lot while I was flying under the radar, but I didn’t write anything down.  I barely even marked it “read” on goodreads.  So, I guess I had a reading black out.  You know, like when you drink too much and forget most of the evening?  Only my blackout spans a few weeks and focuses around books.  Crazy I tell you.  After all this logging, reporting and discussing…to go to nothing.  It is like after you finish school and no longer have English class to discuss your books, I felt a little adrift then, much like I do now.  So I am going to try to delve back into the folds of my brain, find the ideas and comments that are hiding like the guys in The Hangover find on that camera and do a review.  (All these drinking references, but I am just going to roll with it.)

So, I am going to try to discuss a few books with you over the next few days.  That will be a bit of a herculean effort as I will be traveling for work soon, running an Open House and meeting with other book friends in Washington, DC, but I feel like I need to.  It will be a cathartic cleanse of thoughts, words, rants and ramblings.  Take that as a warning, things might not make much sense for a while, but when do they, really?  I hope it will be interesting though it certainly will for me!  So, memory lane folks.  Remember, memories turn a bit hazy, the sharp edges are gone and books end up with reviews like, “it was good”.  I will do my best, but I can’t promise much.

And now for my random bit of non-book ramble, I pulled out my oil paints last weekend!  It was so nice!  I have never painted all that much, but I always wanted to.  My problem is that I want to churn out amazing paintings and I know in reality, that just won’t happen without practice (kind of like writing stories!!) so I do nothing.  So I bought a couple of cheap canvases, squeezed out some paint and did a little purple daisy.  No masterpiece but I had the BEST time!  And, just to show I am cutting myself slack and trying to just be proud of my accomplishments, I posted it at the top.  Yay me.  lol  (On the right you can see a few books and if you look behind them, you can barely see I started another painting which looks like a blob but will hopefully end up a water dragon.  We will see how that turns out, I need to find some time to devote to messing with it, so it might be a few weeks before I have anything to report.)

Happy Weekend everyone!!  Hope you are all doing amazingly well.  Cheers!



About ocdreader

I love to read! I always have a book or four going, I have more books in my to-be-read pile than I can read in a year and yet I continue to haunt the bookstores. I have a problem, but I somehow soldier on. I enjoy talking books, so pass on your recommendations and thoughts - I would love to hear them.
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8 Responses to New Projects

  1. I read that as oil pants at first.

    Good to have you back and that is a fabulous painting.

  2. That picture is really cool, I love it! So bright and cheery. 🙂

    Nice to have you back, it did seem strange not getting any of your posts in my feed!

  3. jenniferbielman says:

    Your painting looks amazing. I took an art class this summer and had a lot of fun, though 4.5 hours of painting 4 days a week was a bit much. lol. Welcome back!

    • ocdreader says:

      Wow! That would be awesome, but really tiring. I have only done some paint and sip classes and trying to expand on the little tricks I have learned from my friend (while drinking wine). weeeee. Maybe if they allowed wine in school, it wouldn’t have been too much?!

  4. Sara says:

    Yes–yay, you!! Wonderful expressive flower. Keep at it!

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