septembre octobre novembre
Last night the rain rolled in and continues down pouring today. After years of heat and drought it is wonderful…and weird, as water streams everywhere, puddles turning into ponds and creeks appear in unexpected places. Will I be able to get through the road dip tomorrow? Some roads are already closed.
Busy-ness is what best describes these blurry 3 months.
A 4-week lock-down moved right into 2 weeks of school holidays…which were filled with unexpected library shifts, online courses, creative activities, artistic collaborations, then back into term 4, which is now halfway through. It feels there has been barely space to breathe in between!
Around me, I notice I am not alone in feeling weary and fatigued. Seasonal changes, weather, and the strain of pandemic anxiety over the last 18 months has worn us ragged around the edges, whether we realise it or not. As December approaches, it’s almost eight months since I last saw family and friends on the coast. The strange thing is that time is feeling slow and fast, and though things have been busy, I feel like I’m suspended in slow motion; doing, yet not doing, simultaneously…lets do the time warp again!
During this time, I have been…
22/11/2021 10:30:31 am
Loving the vibrancy of your work and looking forward to seeing your inscribe books. Finding it very hard to focus at the moment. Staying awake physically and spiritually is a challenge. I love your brainstorming pics. Do you do them before and during the month?
22/11/2021 12:38:56 pm
Thanks Val. Glad you like the feel of them so far. I have more to say on my projects, so future blog posts to come...they are never quite as regular as I plan. You are right, focus is slippery and finding balance is an ongoing challenge. I am a big fan of brainstorming and mind maps and use them often.
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For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.