Summer is glorious, even the heat. Which is a serious thing to say when you live in N. Florida. Most folks probably wouldn't agree with me on this, but I love the heat, the rain, the rapid growth that overcomes the summer days. It is probably what fuels a lot of my work. I tend to like to watch when something wild gets even wilder. Then there are the days where I am trying to tame this wildness, like today in the garden. Clipping, trimming, whacking, wiping sweat and repeating. A bit like the creative process, but I sweat less, at least in a physical sense.
I think about this blog often and of social media and wonder who it is that I am talking to. On the rare days are I do speak it doesn't seem like I am truly talking to anyone but myself. But I am sure that is how folks felt when they were writing books, and this is nothing so dear as that. However, I wanted to say this here and now, to tell you that is why I stray. I actually love making pictures, finding words, seeing what happens. But then there is always that creeping doubt that questions why do it?
Summer is lovely, I always read more, swim more, eat more fruit. All very good things. This is also the time when my brain is a stirring for new products, designs for Fall. I will be concentrating on drawings and prints for the next few months and will post what comes of my new ideas. I am hoping your summer is as lovely as you are.
|cloth bag in Harmony print $12|
|work in progress|
|silk screen plus water color|
|assorted cards and mini prints $5-$7|