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!
I have fallen prey to the dreaded winter lurgy that has been doing the rounds in this locality! This sickness definitely got the better of me. I’ve endured the cold temperatures and tried to stay warm. I lost my voice, my breathing became so laboured I thought I’d end up in hospital. Coughing, sneezing, headache, muscle-aching…… Its taken me three whole weeks to recover. Feeling much better now, but will be taking things easy for a few more days.
But hey, the down time is much needed I guess and its given me time to think about this coming year. What do I want ? What kind of life do I want to create for myself? What am I doing NOW to realise that dream?
Now I’m feeling better, 2013 has to be about actually creating the life I want….. more importantly taking the actions required to make it happen.
My newest projects. . . . . .
I hardly know where I should start. It seems like forever since I was here last! I’ve been so busy, the time has just galloped by. As you can see I have not disappeared off the face of the earth, it just seems like it. I have been working long hours, coming home every evening too tired to do anything.
Winter….. The light in the house is incredibly dark — the skies dark, the clouds dark, the days are quite drab from morning until night. I have lots of lamps burning from early morning until bed time. Boy its cold today and a few minutes ago it was snowing. I watched it from the window in the porch, the flakes swirled and fell silently, becoming almost invisible when they hit the ground. Inside I am warm and cosy. I think it’s a day for hot chocolate. I’ve add some more wood to the fire that’s flickering in our log burner. Great, that’ll keep us warm and toastie.
January is like no other month of the year. It’s the beginning of another year and so full of promise. I don’t know about you, but as the second week of the New Year draws to its end I have been getting excited about all the good intentions and project plans I would like to challenge myself with this year.
So, although I’d like to sit and snuggle in a little longer alas work beckons! I’ve had to turn the water off in my studio to avoid the pipes freezing. It’s not going to hinder me though. I’ll just crank up the heating and get on painting my pottery. I’ll wash the brushes in the kitchen sink. Can be a bit of a skutter but its a job that can’t be left til later. Mmmm…… think I’ll just take a few more sips of my hot chocolate before I hit the studio……..