24 February 2010

Wreck this Journal... and odds 'n ends.

So yes, there has been a lot going on at Casa de Tucker and Swiss. My parents have been in town and Swiss has been on a shortened work schedule so that hasn't left a lot of time for blogging. We did travel around the state a lot... found an awesomely remote and delicious winery, a sweet brewery and visited my Grandparent's old home. But fear not dear readers! I am back!!!

What is new you ask? Well, besides being up to our eyeballs in retirement briefings, not much. I have enough fodder from these briefings to last like 12 posts... but that is for another time. Reintegration is going well... I am getting used to having less free time, less control of the remote, and sharing the bed again... and not having this always just so... but having Swiss around and not being married to my cell phone is TOTALLY worth it. We are learning how to 'fight' again... you know, navigate the normal (for us) ways we discuss things and disagree and reconcile. But it is going well and thankfully we are both being pretty patient with one another. All in all? Life is good.

I've also decided that I need to take this year off of work and DO something with it. Not in the find a job way. In the take the opportunity to change/improve/learn things way. So I'm doing the Pear 365 thing with Brit to force me to work on my photography skills. I researched and found a little old lady teaching art classes in a town not too far away and I am going to take some painting lessons from her. And I bought this book: Wreck this Journal, by Keri Smith. I started yesterday and it is FUN! The 'assignments' are random and wacky and odd, but even one day in it has done a great job liberating me from my normal stodgy artistic constraints. Hooray for that! I figured I would document the cool, odd, quirky things that pop up along the way... maybe seeing them will inspire you to check out the book and give it a shot!

Anyway, that is all for now. I'm off to order text books for the hub's last class (he's finishing up his degree in the little time we have left in the Army) and doodle in my book! Happy Wednesday!

First assignment: Draw circles. Second: Doodle over the instructions.


Jenny said...

Am totally buying that book. It looks awesome!

Scatterbrain said...

I love the book! It looks like so much fun.. I'm going to check it out as well.

P.S. I'm really enjoying your blog! I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago and I'm really loving it! :)