The little sitting area is now somewhat sectioned off and the
brick/board instant shelving extends the entire width of
the space (the bookshelves moved to the other end of the room)
so everything above it can be "pin board" space!
The sewing machine table/desk is also where I do my morning
meditation drawings and my morning pages (a short writing practice)
The tables now form kind of a rectangle....the table closest to the
front is all the work in my shop, MissouriBendStudio.
One of the things I'm making sure to incorporate back into my life is books...reading them, that is. John and I both read a beautiful little book while in Wyoming, The Solace of Open Spaces, by Gretel Ehrlich when we were at Brush Creek. A little reading throughout the day kept my mind open and fresh. Now, I've just finished Bird Cloud, a new book by Annie Proulx. I'm very sad to have finished it, but it was the perfect read for easing me back into life here....Bird Cloud is her property in Wyoming in the very area where we just had the residency. This is a lovely memoir about her life in Wyoming, the search for the property, as well as the trials, tribulations and joys of building a dream house. There are sections in the book about here French Canadian roots, about the wildlife in the area and about the deep history of the land. I identified with every last inch of that book....I too have French Canadian roots on both sides of my family, I too am in love with land in Wyoming and although I've not built a house anything like she has, I have built two houses and was able to share and delight in the tale of Bird Cloud's construction. Needless to say, I loved this book....but must tear myself apart from it and move to other things.
I've mentioned numerous times my interest in the rocky landscape of the area where we were in Wyoming and how it has influenced my work. Since I know very little about rocks and the earth sciences, I'm happy to be learning all kinds of new things in this book I just bought to assist me in my amateur geological pursuits!
That's it for now....there is enough time left in this day, I hope, to post some of the new pieces on my website...FINALLY!
Thanks so much for reading and sharing your comments....always great to hear from you!