tending to me
Friday, June 6, 2014
itty bitty Betty* annoying the lushness of our fenced in back garden / a new studio windowsill geranium started from a cutting / I ♡ teeny periwinkles / dandelion love from the front garden / salad prep / itty bitty in the chair beside me - afternoon ice tea break / nature study love - ants / gorgeous white blossoms / Sam&Oliver having an afternoon snooze in the chocolate brown bedroom / geranium buds / apple blossoms in the backyard
let the beauty of what you love
be what you do Rumi
It feels like I've been on vacation these last 3 weeks since that wonderful & terrifying Starbucks project finished, was printed & hung in the new Starbucks shop at 1 Yonge St. Toronto in the Toronto Star building. Finished successfully and I could finally breath a big sigh of relief. It feels since then like I've been lost, unfocused, unproductive, spinning my wheels trying to choose my next project and/or priority from a long and growing list of new self directing things to choose from. It, this stage, always makes me nervous, this stage that follows the end of any big & challenging project, the stage that soon feels like a let down, then a let down morphing into laziness. But it's not that, not really.
I've been tending I think, tending to me ... recharging, resting, rejuvenating, rethinking, revitalizing me. This stage is just as important I've realized, this down time is essential to grow & nurture innovation & imagination. Creativity needs some rest also. Since last September I've been working on customer based work steady - fantastic & rewarding. Now it's time to create some new Susan work and I can't wait ! I'm gearing up for new things, new directions. Bonjour last half of 2014 !
+ plenty of gardening + ant observation (my new favourite creature ;-)
* for all you IBB - Itty Bitty Betty fans (& kitten godmothers) a full Betty post coming soon - she's quite a cat !
Posted by Susan