Thursday, August 13, 2015
What a beautiful summer we've had in the Pacific Northwest. We usually get a bit more rain, and a bit less heat, but it's been fine with me, I love warm weather, and sooner or later, the rain's coming. And I'm getting ready to get my studio cleaned up, make it cozy and inviting so I can hide away in here and work. I have so much work to do, getting some treasures I've found listed on Etsy, doing some projects, getting geared up for baking.
As I was sitting at my desk, day dreaming a little, I'm looking outside and noticing how early the maples are turning gold, how dry the lawn got so early. Everything's been that way. But it's beautiful. Besides the scenery outdoors, I was enjoying a little project I did last year, kind of a whimsical set of papier mache sailboats with tattered sales. I hung them in my window, and the float along in the breeze as the maple leaves flutter. I didn't plan it this way, but, see the little banner above the boats? My daughter did this project with her kids. It is actually little squares of world maps, strung on a piece of twine. When I hung these together, I didn't think a lot about it, but isn't it fitting that my boats sale around the world under the banner, and through the rustic old tree branches at the window I get to sit and look out of when I work. I think I'll leave it awhile, it inspires me!