This is how I feel lately…

dessert dream
I feel the winter weight coming on. The joy of family holidays and the stress of a bad economy is a recipe for overeating. I have not been diligent about jogging on dark/cold mornings. This is what I’m gonna look like if I keep cutting big slices of cake!:
chocolate cheesecake

Are you overdoing it with the eating? Is it the holiday season/economy or just that it’s cold and dark?

These are some old oil paintings I did. I never paint anymore. I just draw and occassionally add watercolor. Sometimes I feel like painting but I don’t seem to make the time for it.

5 Responses to This is how I feel lately…

  1. yasmine December 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    these are excellent samantha! how long ago did you paint these? you should paint more!

    i have difficulty painting in oil. the turpentine gives me massive headaches.

    i think we all naturally eat a lot during the cold weather seasons. not only that, there are so many treats laid out in the open for us to eat! i’m not a stress eater though. i don’t eat much when i’m stressed as my stomach is sensitive during those times.

  2. samantha December 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    Thanks Yasmine. I painted them about 4 years ago when I was finishing my M.A…

    You should try using eco-turpenoid. It’s odorless. You still need to ventilate but it won’t give you headaches.

    Sometimes I crave it but I like the immediacy of pen and ink or watercolor…
    you know?

    You are lucky not to be a stress eater like me!!!!!!

  3. samantha December 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    oops…5 years ago.

  4. ambika December 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    For me, it’s really that it’s cold & dark. I started a new job this summer that didn’t require such early hours & it was fantastic getting up with the sun & going for a run or to the gym. Now that it’s pitch black? Not so much.

  5. samantha December 4, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    I’m with you sister…..I set the alarm for 5 and then snooze and snooze and snooze it until it’s too late.

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