i've been quiet, i know. i've been busy creating. collages...i have a few in progress. this one is just for me. my studio wall is looking a bit bare. i think it really looks more like a big journal page. maybe some more paint and a nice bit of poetry...
i've been very motivated this week and i actually made four new leather journals.
i've been pasting like crazy in my journal. no words. just bits of found paper and things i've dug out of my recycling bin. and images i like, in black and white, because my printer is broken, but i kind of like how that looks.
i spent a few hours today in the backyard, getting pictures of my new creations, so that i can list them in my shop soon. i recently put out a hummingbird feeder and as i took my pictures under the big oak tree, i could see them buzzing back and forth. they are fascinating little creatures. my husband also hung my regular bird feeder for me, in a special "squirrel proof" way and now i have so many sweet little birds visiting. those little things bring me great joy.
i've been doing a little shopping on etsy, purchasing things that i need to create and a few little things that just caught my eye. perhaps i'll show you my purchases next week, as they begin to arrive. this pretty stamp came on an envelope with an order of waxed linen thread.
i've been doing lots of deep thinking. the kind you can only do when it is quiet. i am experiencing big changes in my life right now and i'm trying to make peace with all of that. nothing earth shattering, just the progression of life. but i'm a slow adjuster. perhaps i'll write about it sometime...
mostly, i've just been trying to treat myself well, by doing the things that i most love to do and making no apologies for it. because you have to do that sometimes.