Another picture of the hoar frost that we had last week. We have had nothing but high fog lately. Not very good for any sort of motivation. I have spent some time considering painting the house interior yellow and have several paint samples taped to various walls. I think that will go a long way to eradicating the winter "blahs". I really like the white on white color schemes that I see, but they really don't work for me. When we first painted our current home we used a lot of white on the walls, hoping to counter-act the Seasonal Affective Disorder that comes calling every winter around October. It didn't work! Much as I admire the white in theory, in practise I find it too sterile for me. So color is going on my walls and I will admire other people's white color schemes.
We did get a little sun today and what a difference it made. My fingerless gloves are finished. (Pictures to come soon.)I have started on my hat. And I tidied up my shelves in my studio and there is glass in my kiln.
I also pulled out my trusty screw driver and hung the little drawers that I picked up to house all the components to one project--one project in each drawer. Now I'm ready to make use of them.
I have been trying to identify what makes me happy and what causes me stress. And determining what I can do to fix the things I can fix.
My clothes are boring...easy! I pulled out the blazer that I had cut out ages ago and I'm going to get started sewing it. I also have fabric for a pink top that was purchased specifically to go with the blazer. I'm already thinking of jewelry ideas... And I found the cutest sweater pattern! Yes, I know...MORE knitting! And then there is the really pretty crocheted tank top that will look great under blazers and jackets. Crocheting I find relaxing and enjoyable.
I have identified my biggest stressor...more on that later...I am taking steps to try to make that stressor less of a huge obstacle. One way or another, I will surmount this hurdle.