Good morning to all of you on this rainy Friday morning. This past week I enjoyed lots of sunny days and so I must let them go and welcome the rain. I'm reminding myself that the flowers will grow and the green will become greener, if that is a word, okay, maybe 'more green'. How are you doing?
I have been enjoying my knitting nearly every single day. And as always creative pursuits are coming along as well. Most of March was a minimally creative experience because of my dad in the hospital. This past Tuesday we drove up to visit him and my step mom and it was wonderful to see him up and about talking and planning out all he wants to do around his property as he continues to feel better. I feel the maximum amount of gratitude.
In my creativeness the first thing to disappear during stress is consistent artwork sessions. For some reason, showing up and sketching or painting is the last thing I want to do. I tend to read a bunch or knit a bunch. The knitting is simple and the book is usually a cozy read.
Lately I've been 'doodling'. Just exploring my limited paint palette and creating different color mixes while sitting on the loveseat. I'm using the cheapest art sketch book paper that is NOT watercolor friendly and I don't care. All of this low level art creating gives space for my creativity and allows maximum exploration and self-expression. It's where I want to be right now.
On my daily walks I'm fully present to what I see and hear. Spring is in full force and it's not even May! I've been thinking about what I want to knit for the granddaughter to be and the list is building. I'm nearly recovered from cross stitching on linen cloth and am ready to start shopping for a birth sampler pattern for her. A perfect summer project.