I've been gone for nearly 2 weeks. Much of that time was spent digging, moving, and smoothing dirt but that doesn't really tell the whole story. I've been dragging around in a low energy state and not entirely sure why.
I'd never wish bad vibes, juju, kharma, or ill energies on anyone but I will confess to some sense of relief finding others in a state similar to my merky disconnect.
Blessedly, nothing bad has been going on and there have even been some high points worth noting. Ashley blogged about our adventure to the Lavender farm and last week I enjoyed the company of creative friends and the pleasant surprises of rust dyeing along with catching up on inspiring reading. Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day early with an outing around Ft. Worth with Ashley & Frank (camera left at home).
I might blame the weather. I'm NOT thrilled with the forecast of 99 for every day for the week ahead. The wild rides of last weeks' rains were scary but we were lucky not to have flooding or wind damage like many.
I actually think this state of being is more universal as not everyone expressing frustrations is in north Texas. Maybe it's midyear slump. From a few of my favorite blogs I read: "lost in a whirlwind"; "needing new direction"; "studio needs cleaning"; "do I remember what to do here"; "time to regroup and redirect"; "good intentions, but....". I'm latching on to what is ALWAYS POSSIBLE. Start again. Make a new list of goals; get to work in the studio; and keep up with the blog for starters. Here goes.
And just so this post doesn't go out without an image, here is the fabric I sent off with it's last layer in a Complex Cloth Round Robin.