I hope she won’t mind if I post a photo of an old-looking bear she made. Not just any ol’ bear, but one she designed from scratch and sewed herself. While I gave her some guidance when she asked for it, mostly I wondered if she had somehow just absorbed the knack for making bears by being around it all her life. I think he’s a charming little character.
Yesterday was also the day I had my Spring Internet show. I had worked for weeks and it culminated with the debut of several bears – a few of which found new places to live. This is a photo of one of my favorites that I was able to send off to a new home. Have fun little Beebee! Fly away!
So today feels a little like the beginning of summer. There are still things to do, objects to clean, responsibilities to meet, but somehow all these things seem less urgent. The weather has been almost perfect for sitting in the glider and watching the birds, drinking tea on the porch, and saying hello to the occasional neighbor passing by. I’ve even managed to begin reading a new book. (I try not to pick one up if I feel I don’t have time to read it because once I begin, the house could fall in and I’d never know it, according to my amusing husband.)
The curious thing to me, and I don’t know how it is for you, but in the run up to a deadline, I try to maintain my focus, keeping to the tasks at hand. Yet while in the midst of all the work, my mind wanders to other projects I could be working on, things I want to try my hand at, places I want to go, and people I want to see. So I begin a list that is titled: Things to Do This Summer
On a day like today, the empty blocks on the calendar seem ripe for all kinds of opportunities for exploration: museum exhibits, travel plans, flea market visits. Will I do all of these things? Perhaps, maybe, probably not – but the possibility exists. I hope I won’t waste it.