Thursday, September 27, 2018

Beginning and Ending... All at Once

September has always been one of my favorites.
I love all of the months that are beginnings. September is the beginning of a schedule after the free spirited summer. It is also an ending I suppose. A time to wrap things up and tuck away for the winter. I actually enjoy tucking things in for the winter. Knowing that I'm about to enjoy a period of rest, so to speak. A push indoors where we will need to be more creative to avoid cabin fever. Board games, art, puzzles, and more. I love the cold season.
Usually September is a very productive time for me. I typically go through the house room by room, clean, purge, and organize to refresh our indoor spaces, since we will soon be spending more time in them. I also go through and tidy outside, pick apples, clean up the flower beds, and whatnot... get it all ready for the winter.
 But this year has been different. 
I have been sick for half of the month now. Very low in energy and spirit for these things. So, my rest season began early I suppose. I have been taking more time to rest, and the beauty in that is that I found time to work on a very special new piece. The largest I have ever carved. My first block print. It is a heart (possibly my heart, I haven't decided) with plants growing out of the veins and arteries, roots, fungus, cobwebs and spiders, music, a bird in flight, and a moon full and bright.
I have had this piece in my head for months so it felt amazing to actually get it out on to paper and then finish it so quickly. And now, I have more and more ideas popping into my head. I really enjoy this form of art. I have never found a simple way to share my love of carving. I love creating and carving the piece, and then I can roll out print after print to share. It's quite perfect. I am hoping to create a design to print my own Christmas cards this year. Won't that be fun!?


  1. I'm sorry you've been sick :(, but glad your beautiful heart came out of it. I find that often it is the down times that seem to fertilize the soil for creativity. I saw your poppies on FB and love those. I super love the idea of a hand made Christmas card featuring your carvings!! Looking forward to seeing you very soon!

  2. thank you holly! i agree, bad weather or a nasty cold... those things make me slow down and the creativity starts to flow :) i am so excited to see you!

  3. You're carving is both amazing and beautiful!

    1. thank you so much! it has become a bit of a morning meditation for me now.


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