Happy Monday, friends! I hope you felt all sorts of love this Valentines Day weekend. Beau and I rented a cute Airbnb with some dear friends of ours and are having a pretty epic 3-day weekend getaway in Hood River.
I sadly came down with a cold, but honestly, there's nowhere I'd rather be when I'm sick than cozied up in cabin with unlimited hot toddies, great conversation and 2 doctors on site.
As a little insight into the life of a medical resident, getting both weekend days off is extremely rare. We call them golden weekends. Amazingly enough, Beau has had 4 golden weekends in a row (!!!), but the price to pay for all that glorious time off is the dreaded night shift. Before any medical students read this and get completely freaked out, please know that Beau actually enjoys night shift. There's more autonomy, no rounding on patients, and a fair amount of Beyonce dance parties in the work room. But for partners of medical residents, night shift is the worst. For reference, I've put together a comprehensive list of why the night shift is not on my nice list:
- I see Beau for 15 minutes when he gets home in the morning and 15 minutes when he wakes up in the afternoons before he goes back in to work. Wamp wamp.
- I end up watching an embarrassing amount of Netflix, eating a lot of prepared meals from Trader Joes, and falling asleep on the couch covered in crumbs.
- When I'm eating cereal and drinking coffee in the morning, Beau comes home and starts heating up lasagna or some other stinky dinner food. And the combination of smells is both strange and unpleasant.
- Walter and I have to tiptoe around the house all day while Beau is sleeping.
- Have I mentioned that we hardly see each other?
Okay, but in all honesty, it's not that bad. The plus side is that I get to spend a lot of time with friends. And I have more "me" time to read, take a yoga class, paint, etc. Which finally brings us to the whole point of this post. This duo of abstract paintings is called Night Shift #1 and Night Shift #2 because, SURPRISE, I painted them while Beau was on night shift. I added layer after layer of gouache, watercolor, ink, and pastel until I was happy with them (and/or ready to go to bed). And this was totally unplanned, but the pops of gold hint at the hope for golden weekends to come. :)
I hope you enjoy these paintings as much as I enjoyed creating them! I think they'd look great individually OR hung up together on a wall. Use the code BooNightShift to get 10% off Night Shift #1 and YayGoldenWeekends to get 10% off Night Shift #2 in the shop. The offer will be available until next Sunday evening, so snatch 'em up while you can. :)
Love & Respect,
P.S. You may have noticed that I started adding watermarks to my images (or at least, my version of a watermark!). Don't worry, all purchased prints will have the watermarks removed.