Sometimes for weeks, even months, it can feel like I'm treading water. Keeping afloat, furiously paddling underneath, but not really going anywhere - just dealing with the myriad of things that need to be done to keep a household of five running smoothly.
This week I finally feel Iike I have found the shore and can sit for a while. Time seems to have slowed down for now and creative things are happening again. I may finally get to take this etsy store off the backburner!
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect... but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff.
Sorry, that's a very geeky quote from Doctor Who that seemed appropriate here.
I have picked up the crochet hook again recently, to make water bottle carriers in preparation for Woodford, and to finish the ripple cushion I posted about earlier. Something about making these granny-inspired projects makes me feel like life is slower, simpler.
In other news, I sold my "Half a Wish" artwork in the exhibition! It's a lovely feeling, but also very surprising to me when people buy my work. Beginning to sell a bit of work this year has been a wonderful experience. It's not really about the money as much as the knowledge that the piece spoke to someone in a way that made them want to take it home and hang it on their wall.
Also, a very very belated thank you to the lovely friends who left comments on my post on Max's fears about sleeping alone. I wanted to reply to each comment, but with us going away it didn't happen and I'm sorry. There I go again, blaming it all on time! Anyway, there is nothing more reassuring or comforting than knowing that other mothers that I respect and admire also sometimes feel overwhelmed by this job. A huge hug to each of you. xxx
And finally, Hi Bev! Thank you for your lovely comments on the post below. I remember you from the Brisbane class several years ago, and I wanted to reply. My blogging has been a little erratic in the last couple of years, so it's nice to know that I still have some regular readers :)
There's always world enough and time.
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife