I socialized a bit the last two days so not very productive in the studio when that happens. Although I made progress before that and so here it is.
Another grey day outside but a lunch later with a friend will bring in the needed sunshine in my head to be happy. The house is pretty quiet and it is rejuvenating. I do love silence so at times. I do crave it. Other times it is maddening but can quickly remedy it by getting out of my warm peaceful cocoon for a spell and get into the "Walmart" brouhaha down the street. It is pretty pathetic but it does the trick because I can't wait to be again in my silence once more.
Cabin fever is such a trick. You don't notice it until you just can't breathe and need to open that door and get out at all cost.
The sky is a great source of meditation around here. There is always something changing that makes me stop in my tracks and stare. It is not the Zen type meditative state as it is way too exciting and energized. It is really the only moving, changing landscape around here. The birds have been extremely scarce and looking at the feeder you can imagine that they are frozen somewhere else. So yes, trees are still, houses shut and quiet, rarely any cars down the street during the day. Same about people apart from the occasional kid going to the bus stop. So the sky is the movement that makes you believe that something is alive out there and it is not just a scenery. I have taken really many pictures this winter of this ever busy field of heaven. Ironically it seems that the sun is always trying to spy on us through a hole in this massive grey ceiling.
In the next few days things are going to move fast as I am showing two pieces at the International gallery in Anchorage for the Surface Design Association Exhibit. Then it is the Quilt Walk organization for the FiberFest 2010 coming up in Early March and a Show at Virtu with my very good friend Nancy Dobson.
About selling the house it is not happening. Only two showings in a month. Somewhat disappointing but to be expected in this economy. Well there is not yet a hurry for it to happen.