The first day of the 2009 market season was lots of fun! It was packed and everyone was smiling, and we had sunshine!
Life feels full this morning, and I feel rich (even though I'm the opposite of rich)! And I think that potential to be inspired just switched over to actually inspired this morning...I'll keep you posted.
Feeling quiet this morning. I'm ticking off some to-do's and planning to take some time for a nice, long stretch then it's off to the opening day of the market to take more portraits! Hopefully I'll have a bit of time to shop for veg too, I can't wait to see what there is for the taking.
I've been wanting to return to my little watercolors. I want to paint some more braids-they've been occupying a fair bit of space in my imagination lately. Did I ever tell you that the original water colors I did this winter were accidently cut in half on the paper cutter? I think I might have been too heartbroken to mention it before. Maybe next week I can begin again. I found a nice little spot for a blanket by the creek on a new walk yesterday
This was hands down my favorite trail so far, and I dare say Ollie's too. He seemed to be bubbling over with happiness over the amount of shallow water available to explore. And also the endless supply of sticks for fetching. Mind you, when I say sticks I really mean three foot long branches. The bigger the better in his opinion. And trust me, all 19 pounds of him is equal to the task! I should get some video...It really is quite a funny sight. He's sleeping in this morning, still snuggled up in puppy dreamland.
Do you ever feel full of the potential to be inspired, but not quite inspired? I felt that way yesterday.
I gathered some rhubarb from the garden, I want to make rhubarb soda but I haven't decided what else I'd like to try. There are so many good recipes around blogland right now. I picked the first peonies of the season too, oh man they smell good. I wonder about who it was that planted the plot of rhubarb, just how far back could this rhubarb go?
I am enjoying reading again, even if it is just a few minutes squeezed in at the end of the day. I forgot how much pleasure can come from a good book, do you forget things like that, things you love to do but don't? There's really no good reason for leaving reading in the dust. Same goes for flying kites. I want to be sure to fly a kite this summer. I used to love to, back when I lived in California. The two handle kinds are so much fun, aren't they? If I go too long without mentioning it will you remind me?
Sometimes I think being busy and the variety that comes with freelance work is the best thing on earth, other times I wish I was Robert Redford in The Horse Whisperer, living the days out in a rhythm. Though every life is unpredictable in one way or another.
I have some letters to write, I'm looking forward to that. And the best thing about this month is that I only have four projects left to cross off a list I've been carrying around for a very, very long time. That's gonna feel good. What are you looking forward to most this month?
Sending warm rays your way,
The entire portrait party gallery is up, including outtakes! I'll be at the South Wedge Farmers' Market opening day this thursday taking more portraits for those of you who couldn't make it last time!