Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reconnecting...

the shelf above my work table
Peter was on vacation last week so I was too...8 days away from the studio exchanged for hanging out with my man.  We didn't go anywhere but ran errands together which was fun to have conversations throughout the day while out and about in a relaxed laid back manner.  We discovered Starview, a greenhouse in Henry County were we purchased some flowers for the pots on the balcony and Fox Hollow Farms in Oldham County were we purchased grass-fed beef products.  The breakfast sausage was wonderful...low in fat with a full meaty taste.  I have some beef pieces for stew that I'm going to use in a Nigerian stew.
This is orderly!
The 8 days away, however, felt like a ocean-size gap in my creative processes.  When I walked in yesterday I felt lost.  What I did was to rearrange a little...placing my hands on stuff like I was discovering, an adventurer, helped me reconnect my thoughts and purpose with the space.  After rearranging, I attempted to paint, but I didn't feel right, and I knew the day was to be about stitching.  I sat down at the table and worked on "abandoned", the piece that I'm hand quilting, and my spirit calmed down and I took a deep sigh of relief knowing that I was back.
I love this thimble!



6 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you made it out to Fox Hollow! It's a pretty neat place and the beef is amazing isn't it?

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    1. For what I purchased, the cost was reasonable...the taste is good and I'm afraid it will ruin me for Kroger meats. :)

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  2. It's good to have a time away from your art. When you return you kind of get your thoughts together after doing as you have done straighten a few things out and try and see what it is that you want to get into now that you're back. Glad to see you working on the house piece. I love all the color.

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    1. I agree, but sometimes, time away just makes me irritable...fortunately I did well last week but I admit (since he doesn't read my blog) that I had times my mind was thinking about composition and design while he was talking to me about something totally different. hehehehe

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  3. Very cool, Karen. I think it's important to step away from the studio to rest and to give yourself a new vision. Re-entry is often hard but good. I generally know it's time to take a break from the studio when the hubster starts hovering around the doorway, lol.

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  4. it's that feeling of coming home to that familiar space that calms and nurtures us at the same time. Sometimes a breather...even when we don't realize it's needed....to give fresh perspective to our work. Now that my redesign is done i am perusing the blogosphere and reconnecting with old blog friends and it feels good and right.

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