What will you make today? Yesterday was really fun -- I taught a class on using sketchbooks at Artist and Craftsman North in Saugus, Mass., a store that is filled with fun. It is a candy store for artists -- filled with every imaginable art supply including an excellent selection of beading supplies. Yesterday's class was focused on entry points for developing a sketchbook, and could have been seventeen hours long. So hard to pack in essential ideas in two hours. Would be great to get a sketchbook group together that meets regularly again -- I miss the Create group that used to get together for drawing classes. It was fun to see a group of people excited about drawing yesterday, and reminded me of how important drawing is -- to make ideas visible and to build a catalog of ideas. I have drawers full of loose papers that can be put into books and most likely should be in order to make them more useful. Another rainy day project awaits!
Hoping to start sewing the edges of the four heavily embellished pieces today, as well as do a million other things that need doing. At this point in the morning, in the dark at 6:30 a.m., every muscle and bone seems to be telling me it isn't going to happen, but I know that it has to, and I have to push through it. Every time I feel like I just am not getting enough done in this world, I have to step back and remember the condition of the body I am inhabiting. It is not an excuse, but a reality. It just doesn't work right and keeps me from being my best all the time. Last night when it got dark before seven p.m and the house took on a chill, I crawled under my blanket for an hour's rest before deciding what to do with a precious Saturday night. Despite wanting to stay under the covers through the night, I got up, but was thoroughly unproductive. I was happy to chat online all night with a friend as I puttered, but really didn't get much done. Tiredness is part of RA and when I am flaring, sleep has to be on the menu whether I like it or not. And I am flaring. Booo. Onward to a precious Sunday, hoping to accomplish more and feel better!
What will you make today?