It’s been a busy, busy few months but I’m happy to be getting back to The Inbox Jaunt!
Over the last few months, I visited my sister and her family in St. Louis, attended the Madison Quilt Expo (more on that next week!), tried some new restaurants in Minneapolis, started a watercolor course at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and I became an aunt for the fourth time over —- just to name a few highlights!
In St. Louis, I was able to play with my nephew, Louis, and go to a local festival with him.
Somehow Louis and my sisters conspired to get me on a ride….
Back in Minneapolis
My boyfriend and I have also been checking out new restaurants in Minneapolis and going to concerts as they pop up. Two of our favorite artists are Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff happened to be in town, so we jumped on the tickets!
Nathaniel Rateliffe’s style is folk rock. You might like: I’d Be Waiting
If you haven’t heard of Leon Bridges– he plays soul/R&B which some people liken to 1960s Rhythm & Blues! I highly recommend!
Here’s one of my favorites: Leon Bridges: Coming Home
I’ve been trying to make time to dive into creative outlets whenever I can.
I picked up some hand embroidery (Nora taught me!) which I’ve learned is both fun and easy to travel with.
I’ve even learned I can embroider while comfortably snuggled in my bed after a long day at the office – ha!
Have you ever wanted to create something, but been too tired to sit up???
One of my favorite diversions lately has been a watercolor course my mom and I are taking at the local art school.
Last week, we painted a live model…
My initial thoughts were, “I’m not sure I’m skilled enough for this…” which turned quickly to, “I’m not sure I’m mature enough for this….!”
As it turned out, I did better than I expected!
And for those of you wondering….the model was fully clothed – phew!
The watercolor class meets for three hours every Tuesday night – and some weeks it’s the only time I have to paint, but I love having the block of time on my calendar!
CREATING CREATIVE TIME
What about YOU?
How do YOU stay creative when work and life take up most of your time?
Have YOU ever tried sewing while laying down??
Have YOU ever painted or sketched a live model?!
Do YOU ever block out time in your calendar for creative pursuits?
We’d love to hear!
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