Well we are sitting at the gate waiting on our plane for the first leg
of our grand adventure. Jim scheduled the flight at 2:00 which let us
finish packing with only a little stress this morning. Flying in the
afternoon is very pleasant, much more so than the morning. It is
pretty fun in the airport because there are a lot of people here
associated with SXSW and so there is some really rich people watching.
We fly to Dallas and have a couple of hours there and then straight
through to London. Woohoo!
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I think that I am just unsettled because I am excited about the trip, and trying to wrap everything up so I can go. Both my emotions and creativity are all over the place. I was able to make my friend Melissa make a lovely Etsy banner and Icon for her shop.
Well, it has been an odd few days.
The last couple of days I have been drawn into a pro bono project for one of my favorite music groups. We are doing a concert of Negro Spirituals and they need a graphic, and so of course I volunteered. (Doh!)
I had a wonderful breakfast and visit today with my friend Melissa at Mandola’s. It must be divine inspiration because she told me that she thought I should open an Etsy store, and I was able to tell her that I had just done so. Anyway we went over to walk through Silk Road for the wonderful textile and artistic inspiration of all the amazing fabrics.
We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
—e.e. cummings (1894-1962); poet, essayist, painter, playwright
I don’t have anything creative today to post because I have spent almost the entire day finally getting my house clean. There is just nothing like a clean house to get you energized and ready for a new day. So I guess today I am going to talk a bit about cleaning.
It is strange, I keep thinking that this spurt in creativity is going to slow down but it just keeps going. Today was mostly running around and shopping but we finally had some quiet time tonight after dinner. So as we were watching the tapes of our current favorite shows from Friday night I pulled out my beads again. I had one fleur-de-lis earring left over from a pair that I had loved so much that I kept the single for years after I lost it’s mate. It seemed to work beautifully with some glass pearls and some vintage gold glass beads. I was so pleased with the necklace that I immediately had to make earrings to match.
Well, I am falling in love with the Canon Powershot S3IS camera. I call it the big camera, but it isn’t really. My hubby has a Rebel with a giant lens that is really the big one. I went out to the Garden this morning and dug up a bunch more on the path project for some physical activity. The I just walked around taking pictures of the flowers, all of which are starting to bloom. This was the best of the lot of the Columbines in the front yard. I want to get a good picture of our little Pear (Brad) who has flowered in all his white glory, but it was a bit too windy with the storm moving in. More later.