The weather has been a little insane lately - on Sunday we had winds that reached 160 km/hr (100 miles/hr) which meant that siding, windows & roofing was damaged on a number of buildings...downtown Calgary ended up being closed for a couple of days. Our house is fine and it was actually kind of cozy here. Just snuggled up and read and painted, my favorite things. Then we had flurries yesterday so I hunkered down and read and painted some more ;) In the studio I've been struggling with this large canvas I've been working on. Not sure if I want to reduce or increase the size of the canoes or to remove the canoe idea altogether and paint an interior. So, I will let it simmer and see what happens. I love those 'aha!' moments when I know without a doubt what to do. Instead I've been working on the little 'village' which I've placed on the window ledge - one of the first is currently on its way to Washington. On the daybed in the studio (my 'dream' zone) is a fan deck with colours that I'm considering for the walls...do I go green like the quilt on the bed or a grey-blue (my favorite colour which is also in the quilt) - do I paint out the chocolate wall, too, or just leave it? At times I think I would love to paint the whole room charcoal grey as I think the colours of the paintings would pop against that dark neutral. I wish I knew what we were going to do with the flooring downstairs, it would help with the decision-making process. But that in itself is another decision to make...bamboo? cork? marmoleum? And which colour - a deeper brown or more orange tones like the red oak flooring we have throughout our main floor or do we go for fun square tiles in a variety of colours? Sigh...too many choices. But fun, none-the-less.