Yesterday was my birthday, and I did something I have never done before...I took the day off, took the dog to daycare, and took myself to Granville Island for a walkabout. I spent 3 hours just wandering in and out of galleries, Dragonspace, which is probably one of my favorite shops in the universe, through the farmer's market, Opus, and even the children's market, although it has been a long time since my "little (6'3) boy" has had any interest in toys. To top it off, another first...I bought myself a German Lamy nib pen, in blue anodized metal, even though it was $20 more than the plastic version which probably works just as well, but is just not as pretty. After all was said and done, I came home and had a 2-hour nap, and then into the workshop to paint some more skulls. I'm not sure I've ever taken a day absolutely just for me, but I've got to say, (and the whole day cost me less then $100), there's definitely something very decadent and satisfying about it :)
With any luck, next year I can do it again.
May you all enjoy this rainy day!