Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

9/9/09

Working from Home, In the Pink daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

In the Pink
5x7, Acrylic on Canvas
$150, framed

I've been fortunate to have two dear sisters-in-law visiting here on Marco, one for the past month, another for the last two weeks, and a brief daughter visit over the weekend. Phew!

Like most Marcoites, we welcome the visits of those we love. There's sharing and laughter and catching up. There's help too, since neither of these two would sit still a minute when there was something to be done. Then our guests are gone, our tummys are expanded and our houses are all too quiet.

Visitors are a special challenge when you work from home. Sometimes there are guests staying in the studio, although that was not the case this time. Sometimes we just get too busy showing off paradise and washing the towels, and painting has to take a back seat.

When you work from home no one realizes you should be two hours into your working day when you linger over coffee. Their vacation must become yours. So this month I missed a couple of deadlines, and an opportunity. Yet, I made a few deadlines and an important meeting.

Guess it's a balancing act, and it all worked out. I'll miss them.

2 comments:

bonnieluria said...

I know exactly what you are describing.
It's their vacation, but it's your everyday life and all that it comes with in this challenging environment- even when it's as pink and lovely as the one you've depicted.

I love when they come, and are happy when they go.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Exactly!

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