I've felt a little bit like I'm in limbo lately and I know the reasons for it...Christmas is just around the corner and it has been a flurry of baking, shopping & wrapping at my house, while I am still waiting to see my eldest daugher (she comes home Friday!), and I have two large, looming (but positive) commitments to follow through on. I've also recently read some fabulous books and now I'm struggling to find something else that interests me as much. Do you ever experience those books that you can't wait to read, and yet, once you begin them they are a bit of a disappointment? Well, that's my current read though I'm slogging through it because I really do believe it will be good in the end.
Limbo isn't actually a bad place for me to be at times, it tends to draw me to my studio with a cup of tea, CBC radio and candlelight at 6.30 in the morning, which is a very good thing. It's interesting how my practice of avoidance is actually good for me as I head to my sanctuary and create. The best medicine for anything that ails. I currently have four canvases in progress and am considering beginning another. I know I'm at the point in two of them to move forward, and have a good idea of the direction one is heading, but am enjoying this part of the process so much that I think I'll stay here for awhile. The splattering, smooshing, dragging, layering, dabbing, wiping, dripping, extremely physical part of this process is quite soothing to me. I have five other blank canvases ready to go, so I may just begin another today. It's a good day.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan