Please do not ask me why I titled this post, "Chapped Lips and Burnt Toast". It was the first thing that popped into my brain as I chewed on my bottom lip, as I often do, and thought about how when I was a child I used to love buttered toast with cinnamon on it. Yum.
For the first time in a seemingly long while I produced some art today. Nothing big. Nothing great. My delight comes purely from just the act of *doing* it. Life gets itself so hectic and busy and then forces us to look back and think, wow, I wish I'd had more time for *insert project here*. Today I just went for it. At lunch I spent a good 20-30 min sitting on my futon, drawing. With sharpies and colored pencils in hand, I drew a pic of myself as a child. I changed the expression and some other things, but for the most part kept to the photo.
This is what I created:
Sorry, just had a Tommy Boy moment and pictured Chris Farley doing air quotes with his hands and saying, "other guys".
Other than that, the cool, crisp Autumn air has filled the city. My house is lit with candles that reflect the changes in the Season, and I sit, wrapped in my homemade afghan. Happy. Content. I love this time of year!