Its been another one of those months!
I was really looking forward to getting back into some kind of a normal routine quite quickly after the holidays but I’ve been working a lot, and its been very slow going! I haven’t managed to get everything on my to – do list crossed off but, I have made a dent.
I want to share a small fraction of the beauty I am fortunate to be surrounded by….
Oh busy, busy days! I’ve been thrashing around trying to tidying up the mess that I call my studio.
The weather has been chilly and cloudy, and at times wet and windy. In fact most days you can feel a dampness permeating the air. Some mornings the sun has made an appearance, glinting and golden, at a low, desperate angle. It’s winter of course. Even under the muted, gray light I can see the beauty that surrounds me and I feel glad to be alive.
My plans for 2014 included stopping procrastination and finally working for myself. Its something that I have always wanted to do. I find the thought both exhilarating and terrifying. I’ve been potting for a long time now, and I love it. I do truly love it. Also, not rushing around chasing my tail as each deadline approaches would be a bonus. Time has a habit of flitting past as I finish one project and begin another so being able to control my time would be definite thumbs up.
It’s been nice and cold and dark and a little rainy, a little windy and just . . Decembery. It’s getting dark so early now and once again every single lamp in the house stay lit for most or all of the day.
November and December have been busy pottery months. I’m breathing a sigh of relief at finally being able to slow down. The year has been pretty intense and it has only dawned on me recently how intense it has actually been. I’m formulating my plans for next year and already it feels so good.
I hope you have a slow, peaceful and wonderful Christmas.
I asked myself the same question last year …. what am I going to do now that Perthshire Open Studio’s is finished?
A BIG thank you once again to everyone who sent visitors my way and a BIG thank you to all who visited. It was both a pleasure and a privilege to meet you all.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”? Dr. Seuss.
Even though my summer has been so hectic, I haven’t even managed to post a sentence since spring!
I don’t want summer to be over!
Already the mornings are dark when I get up at 5:30 a.m., and I’m drinking my coffee with a light on, just like in winter.
I can’t handle the darkness, I’m getting grumpy.
I miss the light!
I had a pretty good week. I’ve signed up to do the annual Perthshire Open Studios again. The event motivates me to spruce up my garden so it will be welcoming to the guests that I hope will visit.
I love those weeks before the Open Studio, when people are starting to reveal all their secrets, and I’m on the edge of my seat to see what everyone else is doing. I get very excited for my visitors to see the fruits of my labours. I can hardly wait till I can talk about them!