I had an appointment to have my teeth cleaned this morning and afterward went to Meijers to pick up a few odds and ends, including a whole chicken so that I can cook my Spicy Chicken with Rice Flu Chaser Soup for a cookoff on Saturday, January 31. I got the recipe from the New England Soup Factory Cookbook, but make some changes to make it my own.
I also did another two page spread in my art journal. There is a song I really like by Chris Pierce called Are you Beautiful (on the inside). For the background of this spread I used a green wash followed by a brayer with rubber bands on it rolled through a variety of paint colors ala Brenda at the Crafty Chook. I followed that with some random white splotches dragged across the page. I then cut a girl out of a magazine and painted over her with white gesso. I then drew in her features and colored her with a combination of Prismacolor colored pencils and Portfolio water soluble oil pastels. I found some words that fit the theme including the "title" The Burning Question. Overall I'm pretty happy with it.
Had a busy afternoon. DD and the girls were here for dinner along with the girls' Dad, so after dinner and dishes I retreated to my art room for some blog reading and blog posting.
I have been pretty much pain free today, so tomorrow morning I am planning to warm up with hand weights and do some stretching and then try a leisurely walk on the treadmill. Here's hoping I can handle it without pain.
As for this evening, I am planning to watch more of the Australian Open. My favorite, Andy Murray, was eliminated last evening, so I will have to choose another.
As for you, don't forget to live in the moment!