Thursday, May 11, 2006

the full spectrum

rocks in boots

i drew this during finals and painted it in with photoshop. practicing my coloring skills. i feel quite opposite about the possiblities now and have shifted my mind, and am fully settling into my summer mode.

my best friend bekah and i used to always label our summers "TS" for This Summer and concoct elaborate plans of remaking my parents attic into an artist studio and how we'd have a painting area (mine) and jewlery making section (hers), but then we'd realize the attic was hotter than hell and filled with boxes, and that tanning on my roof was more immediately satisfying. as we would bake in the sun we would talk about how that was so LS (last summer) and how NS (next), we were really going to reach our goals.

it's neat how in some ways we have met them. i do have a little painting studio now, and bekah just sent me some amazing jewels she made in her brooklyn mini-studio that i will soon post and boast about. and sooner yet, i will start planning out her website design so y'alls can buy them!

i realize i do have a certain mind set about the goals of summer. everything seems possible in june, july and august. vacation, saving $ (i like how i put these 2 next to each other!) art shows, book publishing, losing weight, getting in great shape, reading lots of books, parties, gardening to my hearts content, doing yoga daily... is it because the days are longer and the summer air rejuvenates or merely a leftover mindset from childhood and free time? what are your dreams TS? how do you want to spend your leisure time?

i want to do a lot of last night. we had a date and walked up to noe valley where there is an abundance of cuteness in shops and babies and people watched and ate some valrhona chocolate gelato. i've never uttered this before, but perhaps it is too chocolatey and rich! impossible.

12 comments:

kelly said...

i love summer

la vie en rose said...

TS=get a tan, vist some place artsy, loose 10 lbs, fill my art journal, make more time for my girlfriends...

Shari said...

mati,
you have inspired me to make a TS mind map for next week or perhaps even this weekend. loved this post and your artwork! xo, shari
ps: looking forward to some mati mail

lisa s said...

it's not summer for me yet, so i can't even think about it :(

but your's sounds fabulous. can i adopt your plan?

love the boots in the drawing!

risa said...

TS I will be in the states for 6 weeks and I plan to give lots of hugs to all my friends and family i miss and to eat a ton of food...for me this summer represents getting my home fix so that i am fresh and ready to enjoy one more year abroad.

Server Girl said...

TS- lose at least 20 pounds, make some jewlery, go to lake Tahoe and Reno, go swimming as often as possible, have fun with my family and roomies.....i love the thought of summer, but simply cannot stand the heat :)

Nessie Noodle said...

TS, move into a new house, keep practicing yoga, get a tan, go to alaska, spend time in said new house with friends and family (cus now there is gonna be room), and maybe just maybe, make a baby~

I too love summer...
(and your art work/words)

Monica said...

TS I'm dreaming of going to Ecuador with my kids, spend many days -or as much as we can- by the beach, getting to know the bunch of cousins and relatives they don't know yet, watch them running after tiny ittle crabs in the beach, showing them where mama grew up, so they can start to appreciate their Ecuadorian heritage. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this to come true!

mati rose said...

i am so in love with all of these possiblilites. thank you for sharing in the TS scheming!

wow monica, ecuador with your bebes & itty crabs sounds amazing!

i also love the idea of being tan, bring on the glow... but with lots of sunscreen along the way:)

Meredith said...

TS I'm thinking of lots of days by the river with the kids, stacking rocks and drawing in my sketchbooks and eating garden tomato sandwiches while they play in the water. Slowing down, gathering energy. Helping things grow, finding a yoga class, finding direction. Painting more, seeing friends, not stressing.

Anonymous said...

TS!... goals... be done with the semester, wake up the creative side of me brain and play with lots of metal, ReLAX, explore NYC during my last summer here, see my bf mati rose at some point! maybe even lay on her parents' roof in maine...

wendy said...

TS - I am going to take advantage of the city empting out!
what a great little plans - like a mini new years resolution!