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Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Beautiful

This weekend I've been feeling fussy, prickly just under the skin, my clothes itchy and tight in all the wrong places. It's this in-between place: I can do no more painting until my studio is set up in California (wet canvas plus travel equals a dire situation), my sewing machine seized up something fierce yesterday as I was in the middle of a custom order (equaling two hours of trauma with screw drivers and about a bazillion q-tips) and it's now official in need of repair, it's too early to pack the "easy" things like the kitchen and closets, all this Spring makes me want to run outside and play but I feel I must stay inside and be productive somewhere (I have serious case of "productivity need" that seldom lets me sit idle). My to-do list is uninspiring. I'm tired of trying to catch up with emails (on that note, if you are waiting on a reply from me, know it's nothing personal but sometimes I just have to flee from my inbox. I'll come back, I promise).

So I made myself a pan of lemon-lime bars (my very own scratch recipe). I put on smokey eye-liner even though I had no plans of leaving the house and long musical earrings. I called my mom. I put on a bright pink sweater, an apple green scarf, a mustard and purple vest. I went for a bike ride, 2 hours of flying up and down these hills with the wind in my ears.

I tossed my childhood blanket out in the backyard, poured a glass of wine and wrote a few letters in the dwindling afternoon sun. I ate a spoonful of peanut butter. I checked the mail, found a postcard and a birthday present (albeit one that is not addressed to me but to BC and I'm on pain of death to not shake). And I do feel a bit better.

I hope this month passes easy. And peaceful.

And speaking of peace... I've got a slew of shop updates brewing for you in both the art and textile shops. I'll be listing items tomorrow, Tuesday, at random, with a second sneak bloggy peek on it's way!

In the meantime, a pair of "Peace, Love and Cushions" have made their way into the shop to kick off the festivities!


MrsLittleJeans said...

I was just thinking that yesterday how you would be doing...I become too anxious, in a good way, when i am about to move ! However, it seems to me that you concocted the right blanket, drink, peanut butter, bike ride, sky pictures, and you still were creative and productive! I will remember you at my next move...I kid you not!


mme. bookling said...

i hope the month passes slowly.


Mum said...

Oh, poor little girl...

I'm glad Blankie was there to help you through this. And I'm even gladder (teehee) you called me!

BTW, Paula's Peace Pillow came today, just moments before she arrived at my door to play. Did you hear her squeal with delight when she opened her package, one day BEFORE her birthday??

(Is that so wrong? I just couldn't wait to give it to her)

Well, she loved it!! And now I want one, too!

These two old hippies just need their rainbows and peace signs.

I Love You

Good Girls Studio said...

I hate that anxious feeling of soo much to do but it's not time to do it! Wishing you peaceful days until your move!

Windy Days by Michaela Dawn said...

I hope the transition is a memorable one in ways of fun:)

I couldn't think of a more pleasurable person to take to the wind with, all your companions are lucky ones.

Just the same, its exciting to be invited along your journey as you travel to the sun city:)


p.s. some interesting events have crashed onto my beach as of late and yet I sill have not forgotten you. You are the good and the beautiful, never mind those bad and ugly... I wish I had the theme music to link to:,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly_(soundtrack)

I watched this tons when I was little, even had a crush on Eastwood:P

All my heart,