Living in the Country
Hello! How has your week been? I've been down a delightful rabbit-hole on the internet. I have no idea why it happened but I was noodling around looking at art journaling and wow, I was inspired! Down I jumped willingly and happily looking at journalling pages and ideas on Pinterest. Of course there is the big question of 'do I need a new notebook or a notebook system?'.
Do I need it? No. Does it matter? No, of course not. I've admired Julian's notebook for some time and maybe just maybe I'll be following in her footsteps.
Do you have a notebook system?
The butterflies in my yard continue to delight me. They seem to be most active in the afternoon while my husband and I sit on the back patio talking about nothing. (He's retired now, so no work talk). Talking about nothing is wonderful. I was going to make him a list of things to do around the house but I'll give hime a few weeks before shocking him.
We've walked a few times this week in the early morning enjoying the chill. While we haven't worn a jacket yet, it's nice to be wearing a light sweater. On Thursday morning we saw humans! We rarely if ever see people on our walks since we live in the country. I love living in the country and being enveloped in nature. It's soothing to the soul.
Since March and the shutdown, I'm aware of the nuances of seasonal changes. Lately the angle of the sun has shifted and nights are getting shorter and shorter. In a month or so, we'll be closing up the pool. How quickly time flies. I'm eager for fall but late summer is beautiful.
I painted yesterday. Later today I plan to do some more. I try each time I paint to quiet my critical voice and enjoy the process. I admire so many artists who put their work up for all of us to see and I love everyone's style. I'm trying to let my style emerge and love my art journey.
Each evening I sit and knit alternating between the wedding shawl and the yellow shawl. Both projects are delightful and engaging. While working on either, I'm thinking of fall knitting and maybe a sweater? It's nice to daydream and let my mind wander about.