I loaded and edited what seemed like dozens of pictures, although in fact there were only about 18 or 20 or so, and then I wrote three blog posts, published one and scheduled two for upcoming days. And I am SO glad I got that done! Now I can breathe and get on with the paints and inks and ... vintage dictionary pages!
I have my computer and craft space on the kitchen table right now, and it is so crowded! Between my computer, paper trimmer, stacks of paper and embellishments, a few finished mini albums and three beautifully blooming Christmas 'cacti', it's a tight squeeze, but it doesn't feel like it because to my left is a big double window looking out onto our deck and back into the woods. If I squint my right eye I can pretend the house just to our right isn't there and that the woods is all I can see.
That is my view, looking down the hill from the back of our house. And if you could see about 1/4 mile down the hill and across the pastures beyond the woods, you would see Settindown Creek. It may seem strange, but I love the view from my kitchen best this time of year, when the leaves (all excepting the beeches) are gone and I can see way back into the woods. The rest of the year the trees between our deck and the fence are covered in leaves and you can barely see back to the fence.
And as you can tell from the view, it is a gray, drizzly day. No real amount of rain, just a light sprinkle or drizzle here and again. Of course if the ground is not completely dry, my girls (our two mini Doxies) don't want to go outside. So here is their favorite activity on a day like today ...
Can you see them? No? Here, let me show you ...
Now can you see them? Doxies (aka Dachshunds) are short haired, burrowers, and notoriously cold natured. So when the weather isn't sunny and bright they are burrowed into their blankets, pretending they don't need to go outside. And they love having me working within 8 feet of them, too.
So even though it's a drizzly and grey day, and even though I didn't get to spend most of the day painting and inking ... I have found tidbits of sunshiney joy here and there. And now, I think I will go work on my art journaling piece. I can't wait to get some paint and glue on my fingers! Blessings,