Last week was a whirlwind of activity getting ready for my open studio. I made new work and got two demos ready for visitors. I cleaned my studio from top to bottom, arranged the shelves neatly while my daughter staged some of my work around my home. It was a wonderful weekend. I met wonderful people full of curiosity and great questions about how I do what I do. And I watched my work find new homes.
It's hard for me to take it easy without feeling lazy and unproductive. But after a weekend of meeting and greeting and show and tell, I need a little walk in nature.
Nature nurtures my spirit.
I walk everyday. Rain or shine. And where I live, it rains more than it shines. But I actually like walking in the rain. The ripples in the lake. The drips on the leaves. The soft sound as the rain lands on the hood of my coat. I drink it into my body but even more deeply into my soul.
One thing I've noticed again and again. There aren't many people walking in the park in the rain. I think that's a shame, because they're really missing so much. Although, I like having this wonderland all to myself, I want and need to share the wonder.
Wonders from my walk: Spider webs with bejeweled rain drops, a birch tree figure, the eyes of birch bark close up, a garland of spider webs on the bridge.