I really don't like having two blogs as I'd like to keep one place for everything. The only solution I can see is to copy anything halfway personal, thoughtful or interesting from the website blog to this one. That makes my heart happier. Don't you love it when the right thing comes about and makes your day all bright and shiny?
There will be more added to most of these posts, watch me jump around between public and private, crazy time but what's new?
This time of year I find that I don't have a lot of energy for my studio but I'm still in there, mostly cleaning up the carnage from the last month or so.
There is planning going on too, an order list growing way too quickly and some new things percolating. We have a new jeweler in the Gallery and that always inspires me to push myself a little bit more.
I want to make big chunky silver rings, with fine pieces of turquoise. I bought a beautiful ring for my daughter for Christmas from Durango Silver. All of their jewelry specifies where the turquoise came from and the name of the artist who made the piece. That's the way jewelry is supposed to be made, with fine materials and acknowledgment of the maker.
Whether they actually come to fruition I have not a clue. I realize that this time of year we're supposed to rest, bundle up and drink some tea and dream a little bit.
Do you have a particular time of year that you rest? A time you don't feel like creating? Or maybe you do but there isn't any mojo left after the holidays? I certainly don't have much left.
This time of year I tend to spend more time alone. The weather has been coolish...let's be reasonable, 30's and 40's is only coolish to the rest of the country...so I don't get out as much. I think I used to love shoveling snow because it gave me something to do outside. Now I rake leaves, fill up the yard waste container, putter around the yard and still get really cold. Of course, I'm out there with a sweatshirt on, light gloves and no hat, figures.
I've been wearing my big new sheepskin coat when I go out, it's freaking heavenly and I'm so glad I splurged and bought it for myself.
I both relish and dislike my solitary hours, which would typically be filled with studio time but I'm not ready to pick up my pliers right now.
So, I'm restoring and thinking about spring and the things I hope to accomplish this year, personally, professionally and spiritually.
I'm looking at a hip replacement and disappointed with my body that it's failing me so early. However, maybe I failed it? But from what I hear it's a good thing, the recovery is fairly long but you get your life back with no pain. I'm very freaking tired of having difficulty tying my shoe, limited mobility is sucky.
Peaceful dreams my friends.