The boulder wall construction has begun! The landscaper guys arrived on Wednesday and ripped out the old railroad tie retaining wall. The plan is to move the wall away from the pool to the edge of the property before it slopes down the steep hill. This will give my husband more area to move the riding lawn tractor around. Also maybe just maybe the boulder wall will stop the earth from going away from the pool. That is the plan.
Yesterday they were dumping boulders which sounded like thunder to Frodo so I had to console him. Lots of love and patience.
Our zucchini plant is taking over the bed! So far all of the plants are surviving and no one has nibbled on anything...yet. Our gardening tends to be lax in that if a critter wants to nibble, we let them nibble. It's much easier to not fight Mother Nature.
My creative process has been ebbing on the low side these past few days. I am down to two knitting projects in my knitting bag and want to finish them before I start something new. Everyday I look at my art supplies and think I should be drawing or painting something, anything.
I try my best to not pressure myself. I know that eventually I will be sketching all the time and then wish I was knitting more. So what have I been doing in my free time you ask? I've been devouring books. It's been refreshing to get lost in books these past few weeks. For quite a while I was reading minimally (for no reason). Now I want to read by the pool while I toss Frodo his frisbee all the time.
I pulled out colored pencils earlier this past week and worked on my sketching. When I flip through my watercolor sketchbook I am quite pleased with my progress over the past year. That gives me hope that my colored pencil skills can also improve with practice and time.
I love flipping through my old notebooks, photos, journals, planners and sketchbooks that capture what I was thinking or doing at that time. I wish my mom would have kept a diary so I could delve into what made up her moments. I've saved some slips of paper with her handwriting.
I might not be creating much but I am bottling up lots of ideas of what to create. Planning future projects creates motivation to create. Right?