Touch of Winter White Tulips
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Panel
Touch of Winter White Tulips is the daily newbie in Flower Mound Studio today, I found a bundle of fresh tulips at the grocery store this morning, I should not have been grocery shopping, I was supposed to be at the gym, but the new gym my hubby and I belong to is not in the best part of town. Usually I feel pretty safe there, but this morning when I pulled up at 8:30 am, I knew I didn't want to walk through the crowd by the front door, so I kept right on going in my pug-mobile.
I had my heart set on a double white mocha from Starbucks (with seven pumps of syrup and extra whippy please!) but never made it there because I wanted to be sure all my packages went out from UPS this morning so my clients would get their paintings and DVDs in time for Christmas. So I was the first in line this morning at my favorite UPS store in the whole world, and boy did the line form quickly behind me, since this is one of the last days packages will make it in time for Christmas eve! Next stop was the market for creme cheese because all the folks at hubby's work wanted me to make gooey butter cake and he wanted one especially for his team (in addition to the one for the department) so I had to stock up on ingredients! When all of this running hither and yon and baking finally ended, it was dark outside and time to start painting.
The life of an artist is not a dull one, the life of a small business owner is really a story about working seven days a week, but the beauty of this situation is twofold - you set your own hours, you get your personal tasks done, then you dive into your business (painting! *sound of harps*) with a sense of reward at the end of the day, with a bundle of white tulips you had not even realized you would be purchasing that day. All good things happen by design, I simply don't believe in accidents, do you?