My goodness, what a time I’m having.
We have new windows at Honeychurch! The 80 year old casement windows are gone and we now have modern screened windows opened wide! With it being spring, the weather is a gorgeous 70ish during the day and Honeychurch is full of this gorgeous hint of orange blossom and jasmine in the air. The house and I can now breathe….Throughout this time I’ve been helping the landlord to renovate, decorate, and even celebrate this little cottage. And the Universe has been so helpful. I’ve been wanting a screen door for the longest time and happened upon one this morning on the side of the road. It’s a bit damaged but it has the perfect dimensions for my front door frame. We’ll install it this weekend. I am anxious to show you pictures of all the work we’ve done on Honeychurch, but I want to wait until it’s nearly done. I want a carpet for my living room. A new desk chair. Curtains for the new windows….I’ve put them on my wishlist 🙂
I’ve also been doing a lot of sketching and illustrating. It’s spring and each year my heart and soul find a new artistry to pursue. Last year it was embroidery, this year it seems to be colored pencil on paper. I truly love it. I can’t wait for that moment when I wake, dash to my desk and start scribbling, regardless of what time of day or night it is. I am profoundly involved in this and cannot wait to see where it goes. Yes, I can do greeting cards, mugs, the list goes on. But, I’m still in the process of finding the right company to match my work. And as of now, I’ve done nearly 100 individual sketches. So, the possibilities are endless, but for now, I’m not going to rush. I’ll take my time and find the right place for my art. I don’t have a shop for all of that yet, but I’m working on it. It isn’t as easy as I thought it would be 🙂
There is this process. I tend to Honeychurch painting walls, climbing ladders to dust the ceilings and fans, then crouching down wiping baseboards, spackling walls, cleaning window panes. And after some time has passed I’ll sit here at this desk, toss on some wonderous music, and immerse myself in this beauty of scribbling words and flowers. I cannot tell you what all of this (ALL of this!) has done for my mental health. I really want to see where this takes me.
Phillip has been spending a tremendous amount of time at the restaurant. With his promotion came a lot of responsibility….and with that, a lot of confidence in himself that he has been missing. He’s not captain of the ship yet, but you can tell he wants to get his hands on that steer. I’m proud of him. We don’t get to see each other as much, but we do make a point of spending time when he comes home at about 3am. We’ll have a toddy, dunked with a couple of Hobnobs, watch a little Taskmaster, then head to bed.
I cannot report anything awful going on, nothing bad. All is well. Which is a blessing! If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you’d know that things weren’t always going my way. But, they are now…so I’m off to doodle more flowers 🙂
Your talents are endless.
I don’t know what I love more… the teddies, the embroidery or the art. What’s best is your happiness!
What a wonderful post. So glad to hear everything is going so well. Oh, and a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, G.P.
Jack of all trades and master of none. 😺😺
I’m sorry? I’m not quite sure that comment conveyed the message you intended. A playful tease?
No, I understand the sentiment. I’m always dabbling as a student, learning little bits of this and that, but never claiming to be a master of anything…
I understand…But you have natural talent, and are a humble artist. I would be thrilled to have your many skill sets. I’ve seen a lot of “art” and craft by others that was more like unidentifiable rubbish, and read things that just made me shake my head.
I love these pieces! You might consider looking at FineArtAmerica.com. You can upload high quality scans of your artwork and offer it as framed prints, mugs, tote bags, and a bunch of other stuff, and they take care of creating the product, shipping it, collecting the payment, etc. It costs nothing to upload the first 25 items (you can pay a small annual fee – around $50 I think – if you want to have more than 25 items for sale), and you get to set your own prices above what their base prices are. You can also indicate if the original art is for sale and the customer can contact you directly – the site doesn’t get involved in original art sales. I uploaded a couple of my own pieces a few weeks ago and have to begin doing some advertising. You have enough of a following here that you might seen some decent sales. Just a thought….