life has been busy, busy, busy lately. time seems to be flying rapidly. or has it always?
i had forgotten how full spring is, with school winding down and all that comes with that...science fairs, concerts, prom, exams. and a rather large event in our lives. our seventeen year old baby is graduating from high school! she's chosen her college and the plans are well under way. there are forms, deposits, orientations, meal plans...it's endless and a bit overwhelming.
but i know. that's how life works. it's a good thing. from the moment she was born, we had hopes for her. to work hard. to go to college someday. to create a life she will love. and she's doing all of that. it brings a feeling of joy, but also sadness, that swirls together in a confusing mix.
meanwhile, life goes on. i signed up to do an art show in May, way back in February when things were dull and quiet. i'm now questioning whether that was the best idea, with all that is coming to a close at the end of this month. but then again, i think it's been a good distraction for me.
i've been making all sorts of journals. leather. ring bound. large. small. teeny tiny. one that fits perfectly in a beautiful little carved box. and of course one or two stuffed with lace. i have hardly stopped working at all, even at night. i've been setting up a little table in the living room and tearing sheet after sheet of paper. each finished book goes into a large cardboard box until i have time to take pictures of it all. i stopped today for a moment and snapped just a few. i need a good sunny day. maybe tomorrow.
but anyway, i just wanted to say hi. stop and smell the flowers for a bit. it's so lovely outside here. lots of spring rain and flowers and birds and bees and hopeful things. i hope your spring is as lovely as mine is shaping up to be...