I’m so annoyed. I hurt myself this weekend…baking. Yes, folks. I bent over to get the mini cupcake pan out of my kitchen cabinet and EEEEYIKES! I don’t know if it was worse than normal (because it’s happened to me a few times), or the fact that I couldn’t really lay down for a day or two since I kept on with the Christmas festivities, but I’m still all crunched up. Last time this happened over the summer I was able to lay down and heal myself in about 36 hours. This time it’s persisting. It will probably take another week to go away – boo hiss! But of course, that can’t stop me! I did lose some painting time Monday because I thought if I could rest one full day that it would go away, but to no avail. So I gave up on resting yesterday since I had to go to work anyway. I’m doing a pretty good job pretending everything is normal. I’m just a slow walker now. Which is weird for me, because I never walk slowly. The only time you’ll see me walk slowly is behind slow people at the supermarket.
Here are a couple shots of the border as it’s progressing. I’m nearly there with that border! I have to knock it back some (it’s a little too vibrant now compared with the main painting) with a glaze of midnight blue, finish the tiny stars and fix the swirly gold lines. THEN I put the finishing touches on everything else. The next time I post the painting will be in its entirety. I really want to wrap this up soon. TWO WEEKS MAXIMUM. I feel like if I say that “out loud” in the blogosphere that it will be so.
So off I go! Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2012!