i'm alive and well once again.
"everything is blooming most recklessly"
and i'm inhaling the miracle of it all
in big gulps.
loads of life are blowing up all around me,
my days are overflowing with loads of life.
isn't spring simply wonderful?
in this season when so much needs to be done,
i've been reflecting
on how to make the non-art work
meaningful, artful, poetic...
how to infuze every living moment
and every bit of work
with joy, creativity, beauty.
"you are worried and upset about many things"
jesus says to martha
"but few things are needed -
and indeed only one.
your sister has chosen
what is better
and it will not be taken away from her."
in reaching for the one thing,
i breathe through my work.
i take out the trash gratefully,
i do the dishes lovingly,
i grocery shop creatively,
i hold on to the joy of the studio
as i go about the million little errands
that make up life.
back at my workbench,
i let go of what i think should be,
and play with textures,
keeping it light.
here is a glimpse at details
of a new work in progress.
"but listen to me for one moment.
quit being sad.
dropping their blossoms