Yucca At Sunset -Landscape 11

Yucca Sunset Painting – Landscape 11

Yucca At Sunset -Landscape 11
Yucca Sunset Painting: Alcohol ink painting on a 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 ceramic tile.

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.




6 thoughts on “Yucca Sunset Painting – Landscape 11”

    1. Which Stephen King did you read? I still haven’t read “Under The Dome Yet” but I am reading the Handmaids Tale. Only a few pages every night before my head hits my nook, but I am hoping to spend more time with it this weekend.

      Stephen King is one of my favorite authors…until I get to the end. I’m not always a fan of his endings. Sometimes I rewrite the ending in my mind. He’s so good at characters though that I feel like I carry them around with me years after I have finished the book. I know them so well it’s like having a memory of an old friend.

  1. Congrats on becoming a real business! Loved how you tied it to Pinocchio. I would have done the same thing. I’ve only just started my Etsy business. Since its so new, I still think of it as a hobby. I would love to make it my full time business. Any tips would be appreciated.

    1. The only tip I have is don’t give up! I think keeping it as a hobby for as long as possible is good too. My accountant said if you are spending more than you are making it’s considered a hobby. I haven’t exactly made more than I spend yet, but this year I am determined to push over the hump. I thought making it official might motivate me more. Good luck with your Etsy store. I hope you will share the link so people can take a peek at your work!

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