I hadn't meant to be away from the blog for so long, but as you all know, things happen. The above photo is the view from my studio window this past Friday morning. You can see the shed in the back, where I hope to have a permanent studio maybe this spring. I have to figure out what needs to be done to make it happen and then figure how how to get it done.
I've spent a lot of time in the studio. Making and creating, painting and sketching. Above is The Lady. I don't really have a name for her. She's been in my head for a while so I finally started working on her. I already see so many things I want to change. I guess this is just her first incarnation.
Heat was returned to my home today. After 4 1/2 days without it. Last week we had four or five days of nothing but rain and it flooded my crawlspace (just before the snow started on Thursday night) and my furnace ended up under water. I got by and it wasn't too bad. Lots of layers, the gas log fireplace, and a little electric heater helped me stay warm enough. This time has made me realize how desensitized we have become from nature. I could only imagine what my ancestors felt with just the fire from a fireplace or wood stove. I still want to live in the country, where I can connect with nature more easily.
Above is the light of the sunrise after the snow. You can see I never did pick a color for the shed. I'm still mulling them over actually. Terrible, isn't it? Such indecision. I'm ashamed to admit that all decisions for me go this way. So often it takes ages before I finally decide on something. I go back and forth, one way or another for a long time. There are times, few and far between, that my intuition speaks so loudly I immediately follow whatever it says. I'm getting better at following my intuition.
The above piece is one I've worked on for my online art class Compose+Yourself. This class has been a wonderful inspiration to me and I've learned so much. Sitting at my worktable, even in my very uncomfortable chair, is so much fun. I can't wait to see what else I can create. So many ideas running through my head.
My little cottage is warm again and I feel like life can get back to normal. I have some everyday chores to do tomorrow. But I suspect I'll get back in the studio at some point in the next day or so. I do keep a sketch pad close to hand. You just never know when you have to get an image out of your head. :-)
Wednesday is an endo appointment. I saw the vampires today so they could drink several vials of my blood. Funny, I didn't remember vampires liking urine though. Yeah, they collected that too. Hmmm...is that TMI? I had a very scary low late this afternoon that I still haven't been able to pinpoint the cause of. That hasn't happened since I changed meds about a year ago. Every once in a while though...low.
Alright, I've hit the rambling portion so it is time to say good night. I believe I'll go get in my cozy bed and hopefully not have nightmares after watching the new show "The Following". Pretty interesting. Love James Purefoy. I've always been a fan of Poe as well. I can't wait to see where they go with this.