I've been inspired by so many different people in so many different creative areas over the last year and a half. Today's venture (by pure happenstance) involved paintbrushes -- rather, mouse-brushes. Gigi's been raving about how fun it is to draw and paint on the computer. I've tried it. I tried it a few times again. I stopped trying. Till today.
OK, so I could never actually draw anything freehand...but I seem to have picked up on tracing. The most difficult parts were first, finding the function that would basically outline the original picture -- and second, tracing and coloring with my right hand. I'm left-handed. It's one thing to get used to using the mouse with this stuff. It's a whole 'nother thing to do it with the wrong hand. Unlike Gigi who whips up her fabulous creations in MS Paint, I discovered this in the photo editing program I've been using. Who knew it had all these other functions? [perhaps everyone except me. now I'm in the know.] I started my day in the Help menu, looking for ... I can't remember what. Instead I played with paintbrushes. Yep, another day down and gone.
I did take a few breaks throughout the day. I cleaned and vacuumed my room. I took Hunny for a few spurts of walks (it's raining -- again). I spent over an hour in the kitchen cleaning and cooking. Yes, actually cooking. Nothing big. But, other than warming leftovers or opening a can of soup, it's the first time I've cooked in ... since ... um ... six months? I had all four burners going at once. Scrambled eggs, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, basmati rice and mashed potatoes. It wasn't all for one sitting. I figured it would be better to have that stuff hanging around, ready and available to snack on. Ha. It didn't stop me from having a mini double chocolate bundt cake tonight, but it did encourage me to freeze the last two.
Tomorrow I plan on checking out Bally's Total Fitness. I'd much rather spend the money on an iPod and hike with the dogs, but this is the time of year when everyone joins a gym, goes fortwo weeks and continues to pay for three years. Hm. On second thought....