Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blah , blah, blah - Spring time dreams

It's an absolutely beautiful day, the sun is shining, and it's probably one of the first days this spring that would actually be considered warm. (high of 78 degrees/25.55 C.) The sort of day that inspires dreams. (in spite of the fact that I have tons of housework and drudgery to be done.) While my pups are dreaming of the perfect walk, (which they will get this evening after diner) I've been dreaming on a grander scale. Dreams of the future and what I want from my life.

Of course, right now, I'd love for my husband to find the ultimate job. The kind of job that would allow us to move into a new house. When we moved into this house it was right after our "dream house" had caught fire. Our current house (duplex) is owned by the company that Roy was working for at the time. We were desperate for a place to live and this place, although it needed serious work, was large enough and available immediately. After moving in, we found that we were happy with the space and location, and I was absolutely sick of moving, so, we stayed. However, the work that needed to be done turned out to be major stuff. The stuff that you wouldn't want to be done while you were occupying the unit. The upstairs shower had tile that had obvious water damage behind it, and leaked into the downstairs shower. The kitchen linoleum was damaged and needed to be replaced, as well as ALL the carpets. While the walls were in fair shape, it was obvious that it had not received a fresh coat of paint, since the previous tenant's wallpaper borders were in almost every room. Over the years, we have removed the wall paper borders, and done our best to maintain and keep up with repairs, however, those BIG issues like the bathroom tile and kitchen floor & carpets were bound to only get worse with time. After almost four years, it's now reached the point where I am ready to move on to another place, rather than deal with months of having workmen underfoot, and the frustration of all the upheaval and chaos. (I have lived in places while major remodel work was being done - NO thank you, it's not fun!)

While summer isn't the cheapest time to be looking for a new home, it is, for obvious reasons, the most logical. So I've been, tentatively, shopping around. (Of course, all of this is dependant on Roy's future employment situation.) Because of the kids school and our dogs, I'm somewhat restricted; but I have recently discovered that a house nearby, one that we used to rent, has had some remodeling done and is now for sale. The more I drive by it and think of the possibilities, the more it becomes my current (sort of realistic) dream. It's just a matter of waiting to see what happens with Roy, and finances - and if it was meant to be . . .

Another thing I've been fantasizing about is where I want to go with my artwork. Thinking along those lines, about a year ago, I found a new favorite artist via the Internet. I absolutely LOVE her work, it's the kind of stuff that I dream of doing, and she is amazing ! Her name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith, and since I found her site (http://www.strangeling.com/) her career has absolutely soared. She has to be the busiest and most prolific artist around ! Over the past year, her work has been translated into; posters, figurines, dolls, books, tatoos, stickers, clothing, calendars, checkbook graphics, you name it ! Check out her site, (just be careful, there is so much stuff, you could get sucked in for a while.) She is what I want to be when I grow up.
"Raised by wolves" by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.

Well, I have jacked around long enough on this silly computer, I need to get back to work and the real world, maybe get some things done - who knows?





Love ya,
Susan

1 howled back:

sparsely kate said...

Yep, I can see why'd you love her stuff. You both have a lot in common, your styles and of course, the wolf/wolf girl thing going on. I'm going to jump over to her site in a minute.

hey, it would be cool to move..I'm starting to think that way again. I don't want to move areas, just houses. But..I've always wanted that. I hope you find something!!

You sound upbeat today, so glad the sunshine is out. xx