Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hand Painted Dog

Hand Painted Dog, originally uploaded by Shirley Two Feathers.

and so it has begun...i have finally started painting my new place and in doing so have become completely consumed by the forgotten zen of painting...i used to paint houses in college and I have had more than my share of painting rooms etc over the many years of construction, but it has been a while since i felt "Zen" about it and actually enjoyed the process...Thankfully my place is small enough that I am not overwhelmed by the job, but it really is fun to create a whole new space by starting with fresh paint...colors that make sense to you and that give your new place a more sophisticated or fun look...anyway, it feels good to actually be there working each day now and getting dirty. The actual move is on Sat, but it will be a week long process for sure getting settled. There is a creek right outside my bedroom window that the city just "turned on" again for the first time in the season..i guess they shut it off in the winter and as i was painting my room, out of the corner of my eye i saw this HUGE rush of a flash flood or something and it scared the crap out of me..and then i realized it was just the that means i have a peaceful meandering creek out my window...nice eh? i think the new place is going to be amazing all around...with all the things i want and need, although a little on the small side, it is perfectly situated in Boulder and has a garage for my boy toys. what more could I want?

I am taking a bit of a break from painting now and will return later tonight to continue the work...the zen of painting...if you haven' should try it...very soothing...

love and understanding.


Vintagedivva said...

That is such great news!
I wish you happiness in your new nest!

Ciao Meatball!

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself in your new home.

Swirly said...

Very exciting...can't wait to see it! xoxo

Ms. Conley said...

Congratulations on your new nest. Good luck on the move..

auntieM said...


I have been following for some weeks now and I am so proud of you-I see so much of your mom and dad in you--your writing is insightful and sensitive (a gift from both sides of family) and I've enjoyed reading all your words. I know you will do great things there and I'm thrilled that you have a new place.
Wish I could gather up Seb and come to see you--you never know!!!
Much love to

Vintagedivva said...

Hey Justin! Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I wasn't able to make the party and you came alllll the way back out to LA!! I am a bad friend! Next time maybe! I do wish you the best B-Day wishes and I hope that it was awesome seeing all of your friends and family!