This morning started off with ice cream for breakfast to celebrate Theo's 14th birthday (a billups' birthday tradition) and then it was off to school for all three kiddos. I had planned to spend the morning working on a new collection of paintings for a local shop that will be carrying my work starting May 1st. I am really excited about having work shown locally but I need to have a group of 8-12 paintings completed, signed and ready to hang by next week. You know I'm a girl who likes a deadline and so I'm going to pull a few pieces from etsy as a starting point and round it out with paintings in a variety of shapes and sizes. I have already sketched out the images and have a pretty clear vision of what I want to do but my plans for getting started have been changed by a chicken with a limp. Yes, now my morning includes getting a chicken to the vet which is sure to be exciting in more ways than one...wish me luck!