|Page From The Book Of Tattered Fragments|
I've been so busy lately on this computer that somehow the days have gotten skewed. It seems as if an artist should be spend the bulk of his or her time in the studio engaged in the creative process, but somehow lately, I find that perhaps 3/4 of the day is spent here at the computer, juggling all the sites I'm trying to keep up with. I think it's been a subtle shift, as more and more time has been spent each day here at my desk, even as I try to get back into the studio. The other day I realized how very little time I was actually in the studio in any given day and now I'm trying to figure out how to get things realigned. We won't even talk about not having time to read a book! I am happiest when there is a delicate balance to my days...time in the studio, reading, banjo practice, blog reading and writing and other computer tasks, a bit of fresh air, good healthy food and a nice glass of wine....not to mention relaxed, quality time with my dear husband! Hard to pull that off...and I don't even have children....hats off to those of you who do all these things and raise your children too!
So, having said all that, for whatever it's worth, I also just want to say that I sure do love making these book pages and would like to focus on them entirely, but feel I should keep my shop balanced with a variety of work. And what can I say about the delicate color and patina that a used teabag imparts laying softly against a bit of cream colored Japanese paper....so wonderful. I've got three new ones just starting, so I'm headed off to the studio for a bit!
Hope your week is going well. Big midwestern storm passsing through and we've had constant wind for days, it seems, with 50 mile an hour gusts (no snow down this far thankfully!) and whitecaps on the Missouri River. Winter is just around the corner! Cheers!