Here we are nearing the middle of June and suddenly the off-and-on warmth of spring has been replaced by the full-on heat of summer. Wow, some days are approaching 100, I think. And while we shouldn't be surprised, somehow each year we find ourselves taken aback. But, it is a beautiful time, and the work in the yard and garden is worth the effort. These days, that effort happens early in the day or much later in the early evening. We are especially enjoying the many irises, which continue to occupy more and more of the beds each year. So much variety and that the are so kind to bloom in stages so we can enjoy them longer!
So, between finishing up a new outdoor fire pit area, tending to the garden beds (sporadically) and dealing with the rest of life (including relocation of an aging parent in the family), there is just not enough time in the studio these days. I may have twenty minutes or half and hour here or there, which is enough to make progress, so I work when I can. I do work best without the constraints of having to take care of so many things at once....wide open spaces of time. I suppose we all do, don't we?! As the current series of work involves the notion of exploration and navigation, I may just have to take up some of these notions in the next piece.
In the meantime, I'm happy to finally have finished Explorers' Notebooks, no.3 this afternoon. While much of my work finds its way to the Etsy shop, I plan to create a shop here on this site for both Johntimothy and me, where works not available on Etsy can be purchased. That's a project for the next couple weeks...another bit of exploration sandwiched in between all the other things there are to do.
I hope to see you next week, but we are off on a trip to deal with family business, so will touch base as soon as possible. Cheers!