This Yucca Sunset painting was fun to paint. I need to scan it into the computer to get a better photograph of it. Using the camera was difficult because it is super shiny and the reflections were impossible to conquer.
Anyway…on to other news!
I am kind of excited today because we went to the accountant to get our taxes squared away (I hate tax season!) and we decided to turn my hobby business into a real, bona fide business. I have been telling Jim all day long that, “I’m a real business now, just like Pinocchio became a real boy.” He’s not as amused as I am. Still…yay! I am all official now. It feels pretty good. I get to collect taxes for the state of New Mexico too, and I am totally apologizing in advance to New Mexico since I’ve never sold a single painting to any one of it’s residents. So, my tax collection might be zero for a while, at least until Tiny-Small gets big enough to go to local craft shows with me to help me hawk my wares. She’s totally going to be calling the child labor law people by the time she is five. I just know it. Maybe I can bribe her with chocolate and a 401K plan? Let’s hope so. If they hassle me, I’ll just tell them she is a short 16 year old. Once they meet her and get a taste of her attitude I am sure they won’t doubt me for a moment.
Anyway, the taxes had to be done and we had someone come out to look at our well and give us an estimate for a water holding tank today. That is why my post is so late. It’s also why I am ready to go hide out in my studio for a while. Two professionals in one day is about as much professional socializing as I can handle in eight hours. I feel like hanging a sign around my neck that says, “No more talking. No more questions will be answered today. Chocolate milkshakes will be accepted.” That would be a sign big enough to strangle me, but seriously, I don’t want to talk anymore…especially about numbers.
Also, I am waiting for the next season of Downton Abbey to arrive. Not to spoil anything, but last season everybody died. Well, there was one survivor, but she road off on a unicorn. I have no idea what they are going to do in season 4. In all seriousness, if season 3 had been a book I would have thrown it across the room. It really made me upset, but don’t worry, everyone is not really dead. I lied. I just wanted to talk about unicorns and plus, I kind of enjoy picturing the cast of Downton Abbey riding off on one. Hilarious! If Stephen King were writing this series I am pretty sure there would be unicorns in the end, or aliens, or maybe a supernatural entity. Now I wish Stephen King was writing the ending to Downton Abbey. Anyway, if they were all dead who would model all of that fabulous fashion? Plus, I mean, there are more seasons so obviously somebody lived. Maybe.
Happy, Thursday! Don’t worry, the weekend is almost upon us.