This is a piece I worked on this morning, called "Good Egg". My guys were out all night volunteering at the 24 Hour Relay, a fundraiser for Easter Seals. They do security for the runners in the middle of the night because it's always hard to get people to come cover those shifts. This was my husband's 20th year volunteering and my son's 4th. They didn't get in till 4:30 a.m. so I was quietly playing with the new paints that I bought yesterday while they slept. I love the antique colours.
I also managed to do some more organizing of my workspace which seems to be an ongoing project. I got these really nice barn red and white boxes with lids from Ikea. The print on them looks like antique wallpaper. I found some metal label holders I had and put them on each box so I could label what's in them. Now I can know exactly which box to look in when I want something. I still need a couple more boxes before everything under my desk will be contained neatly, but it's getting there!
Speaking of good eggs, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to the men in my life:
My husband who is an incredible father who is teaching our son what it means to be a man by leading by example. Love you honey for everything you do for our family and for always putting us first.
My father-in-law who doesn't fool me for one minute with his gruff exterior. I know underneath all that is a heart of gold. Thank you for raising your son to be a man I love and respect deeply.
My beloved Gramps, who is gone, but especially missed today. He was not only my father figure, but my rock, my compass and my heart. I am so grateful for everything you taught me and brought to my life and I will carry that with me always.
And my precious friend Carlos, for having the courage to trust that a stranger meant well and allowing me to be a part of your family. You are an amazing human being and I am so blessed to call you friend. I am thinking of you today and send you my love.