Monday, September 22, 2014


Coffee falls into the stomach...ideas begin to. Move, things remembered arrive at full gallop...the paper is covered with ink...
--Honore de Balzac 

My boys have started at a new school this year, and they arrive there at 7:30 each day. This gives me an extra hour and a half in the morning, (their usual start time was 9:00) and I go straight to my studio, even on days I teach. Finally, when noon comes and its time for me to move on to errands, the gym, deliveries, etc I feel ready, instead of dragging myself out dejectedly, wishing I could get just one more thing done. So my new goal has been to make a new card each day, and in the last few weeks I have made about 15 new pieces! I am even ahead of the game on holiday cards, for once. Thank you, birthday, new house, sorry, Christmas -- it's all rolling out (which means a bunch of other stuff will be going on sale). I split my time with paper projects and painting, and for once, I feel rather balanced in the two. Here are a few of my latest--