So my daughter flew to China on Thursday. Life gets interesting when your girl is on a plane for that long, flying abroad for the first time ever. I'm a mother. That should explain how long that flight felt to me. She will be in Beijing participating in a Harvard University language immersion program for around eight weeks. Apparently she was ready for something more than Epcot. ;)
Although it feels like just another summer project with her being missing from the love seat and the table set for only two, the challenge this summer is finding time to skype, especially considering the 12 hour time difference. At least my squirrely sleeping habits benefit me in this regard. I am often awake at 3:00 am, so there ya go! There is a divine plan.
Since she's been home, I've had little desire to pull out the art supplies. Most days we just enjoyed hanging out--it's funny how the day can turn into nothing productive, yet be so fulfilling when you get to spend it with people you love. So, now that I am basically planning my life according to the little green skype light, I am finding time for some art journaling during the day while she is sleeping on the other side of the globe.
I even read an entire work of fiction yesterday. It is so rare that I find books worth that much of my attention. I prefer non-fiction, but I was happy to escape yesterday into Blue Asylum.
Now for more mind dumping into the art journal...