Despite the silence here at my long-suffering blog, my studio has actually been humming with fairly consistent activity.
On deck today: construction of a new journal. In January, I started up a new "daily diary" in a purchased watercolor sketchbook but very early on, I realized that I was completely unhappy with the format. It just felt...impersonal... and that nagging feeling persisted every time I tried to work in it. So I tore out all the pages I had painted (you can see the stack there under the book cover) and today I'm going to make a more inviting (and personal) journal.
More and more, it is becoming extremely important to me to follow and honor my creative impulses. I haven't always been very good at that. However, even through all bouncing from project to project and the crazy flood of ideas that just won't recede, a certain calm is settling into my bones. It has been a long time in coming.