it's spring-like on and off...ADK-ers call it mud season, and it sure looks like it in my backyard. puppy-belly deep of mud and melted snow. the owls are back in the woods, swooping and landing in trees very close to the path i take with diva. mostly juveniles - the adults are careful to stay back or up higher. a friend was attacked by a falcon while he was walking to his car last week. it's a crazy time of year. last saturday's peek at my Lake was enough to keep me going for some time, and has me energized! i got to spend a precious few moments with a special friend on the 3rd floor this late afternoon...turned my perspective right 'round right 'round and i do believe i'll be working on some pieces down in James Bond +1...rather than making art for a specific show, or whatever, i finally got my head around making art just for making art...letting my fingers express my spirit once again. and i believe there will be some STUFF coming out of this studio.
the winter has seen threads of friendship loosen, as everyone hunkers in and looks for light somewhere. i am hoping those golden tethers reel hearts in close, now that the thaw has begun...there are some that just take my breath away with how much i am blessed to know them. going months without hearing their voice is sad. understandable, but sad all the same. and to be honest, i've been in such a state mentally that i wasn't much good as a friend myself. but i'm baaaack :)
so what's on the stove? wellll...quite a lot! i'm ankle deep in planning an honest-to-goodness art retreat, and an arts & crafts vendor opportunity locally. (2 different events). The retreat will be delish! everything i've liked about retreats...everything others' have told me they liked about their favorite retreats...everything teachers told me THEY liked about their favorite retreats. whew. that's a lotta like. more to come. fine art, fine craft, fine food, fine fun. and that's all i have to say for now.
it is time to snuggle my diva, which is what i mostly do these days - get up in the dark, walk the diva, work all day, hurry home, walk the diva, make dinner, snuggle the diva, sleep. rinse repreat. i know! much like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, right? without the high heels. by the way, i'm thinking of putting together a workshop on how to set up a website. 1 day...you leave with a website. free. anyone interested? email me for deets. in fact - email me just to say hi - i get lonely too!