Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I decided today would be a work from home day. I was off to a good start until, all of a sudden, it started snowing giant fluffy flakes and I knew I had to throw on some long johns for a wintery walk. My new favorite usual spot for an impromptu walk wasn't open, so this walk happened on a different trail. I thought it would be a simple straight shot of a walk but what a surprise I was in for. I discovered a snow cover staircase that led down to a trail that meandered along a creek. The sun shined through the snow falling and oh what a beautiful hour it was. My nose is still cold (in the best possible way) and I am making hot chocolate as soon as I finish typing this.
Yesterday, in the studio, I spent a solid couple of hours sorting my glass rods (and cursing myself for not realizing my camera battery had run out). I was reintroduced to so many shades of colors that were tucked away for one reason or another. While walking in these woods, I kept thinking back to some of those colors. One, in particular, I plan to get reacquainted with very soon to create a piece to honor this walk. I can't wait to bring it to life. If it as pretty in person as it is in my head, you all are gonna love it. First though, I need to get my kiln up to the studio!! That's the plan for tomorrow.
It feels so incredible to have creative ideas flowing again. It can be hard to explain and articulate the feelings though. I was getting to the point where I couldn't really remember what it felt like to really *feel* that spark/drive/pull to make. I was seeking it... but couldn't find it. I think I have finally found it again and it is just so so good to have it back. It is a home coming of sorts.
One last thing, can you see the little fella that flew in to sing to me? He is a bit shy, but if you look close, he is there, in the last photo.