An Artist's Quest

Rainy Days & Sundays

Uke and Blue Birds, drawn this Sunday on my iPad in my jammies on the couch next to my dog Lucky!

Uke and Blue Birds, drawn this Sunday on my iPad in my jammies on the couch next to my dog Lucky!

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks – a studio sale weekend before last that went very well (thanks to all who made the trek!), an extended visit with my folks full of industry from dragging brush, making apple butter, driving to appointments and a bit of Christmas shopping elf work, and of course a lovely Thanksgiving at my brother’s house with extended family and the requisite abundance of food. Busy, bustling weeks behind and busy, bustling weeks ahead – so when we got to our getaway house in the redwoods this weekend we were relived to find rain forecast for the entire weekend! Nothing to do but sit by the wood stove read, draw, listen to music, eat, chat, draw some more. A basic blogging theme of mine is how time flies and leaves me reeling muttering, “How can it already be (fill in the month) 1st?” So here I am again but today I feel renewed and recharged. Three days of staying in jammies till noon drinking coffee and eating a yummy breakfast were the only things on the to-do list. We turned on our favorite pod-casts and stretched out in the living room watching the rain through the redwoods. Time slowed – even with the constant ticking of my grandma’s cuckoo clock and the yellow bird reminded us with an resolute “coo-coo, coo-coo, coo-coo” how crazy we are to worry about time and industry, and that sometimes there is nothing more important that watching the light and the rain pass by the window, nothing more pressing than turning on kettle for a cup of tea and listing to the tick of the clock, the drip of the rain and creak of the wood stove. Here’s hoping you find some ways to turn down time to a low simmer in the coming weeks of busy and bustle – make time to slow time.

Don’t for get you can mark time for 2015 with my art calendar here is a link 2015 CALENDAR

One response

  1. Mary Anne

    A getaway house in the California redwoods sounds wonderful – hope you use it frequently!

    My entire adult life was a race with myself to achieve all my goals. Only now in my retirement years have I experienced the blessings of a slower and more contemplative life. And, it is a blessing to be able to live one’s life with the dial set at simmer.

    May you and your family enjoy the promise that Christmas offers. Merry Christmas!

    December 2, 2014 at 4:37 am

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