Feeling fueled by Clarisse Demory's old blog and her generous yet refined eye...a needed reminder of the power of sharing what delights us and grateful to her for publishing her shots of home and France, it has given me so much joy and creative permission to let myself play. Also: candying rinds instead of composting them and anticipating candied orange rind and rosemary cornmeal biscuits; clearing out my book collection; articulating values; making homemade tea blends; grey purplish skies but the freshness of spring around the corner making everything inside my home feel pale yellow; new friends.
Most of all, I'm feeling the reminder that I don't need to always sprint against myself...that taking time to putter and moodle and zone out is all valuable. As someone that commonly falls into guilt about how time is spent (often with thoughts of "I should be doing this", go to do that thing and ah ha! another thought: "oh but I should be doing this...") I'm feeling that there is really an abundance of time and the burden of guilt is easing off my shoulders. So more time this spring for knitting, drawing, aimless walks, eating hot donuts in the early mornings while it's still cold, naps, improvisational baking and messing up and baking again to eat some and then give away, delving into long desired creative projects and accepting that losing sight of the shore might not be as terrifying as the anticipation of it.
I'm wishing you some lightness as well...
Here are some Milton Avery still lifes: