As spring is exploding here and everything is starting to blossom, I am feeling some changes budding in myself. It always seems to happen after very busy times. And often in the spring - after hibernating through the winter.
At first I only have a vague sense of something shifting and something new emerging. Ideas and suggestions by others (often Daniel) have taken root and are starting to emerge. And then, suddenly there is more clarity. Does that happen to you?
This morning I woke up and decided to take a very beginning drawing class at SCAD, an idea Daniel and even my dad and sister had mentioned to me a while ago. Back then I wasn't ready. Now I am. I'll sign up on Monday and if I get in will start on the 28th. I'll keep you updated.
I also decided that I want to pay more attention to myself, including my appearance. That may sound shallow, but it isn't. I feel like I have really developed creatively and suddenly it seems that my outside doesn't match the inside anymore. I've become much more playful in my inner life and somehow my outer self hasn't caught up.
I tend to not put much thought into what I wear and how I wear things. I find some things that are comfortable and I wear those. I have many things in my closet I never wear anymore because they take a little effort to put together with the right kinds of accessories. I tend to wear the same earrings, the same necklaces, the same scarves. So....I want to take my closet and look at it with artist eyes and start making full use of it. Even though that means that I might actually have to iron more (not my favorite activity). I'll let you know how it goes.
As part of that whole change (and I don't know how that fits in), I want to pay more attention to all the beautiful things that are out there, especially on blogs and Etsy. I want to spend more time delving into this creative community, being immersed in it and sharing what I find. Exactly how I am going to do this, I don't know yet.
On the bird front, the bluebirds have started flying into the bird house with nesting materials (I'll have to put out a few of my yarn scraps for them to use). How exciting!! This morning I saw the cowbirds sticking very close to them, though, and I hope they won't lay an egg into the bluebird nest. I did read that the bluebird house openings are usually too small for the cowbirds and I hope that's true.
Wishing you a most wonderful weekend! I'm looking forward to catching up with some of your blogs today and tomorrow!!