Atleast one weekend out of the month Ryan and I like to use no transportation and do everything on foot, it's good for us and good for the earth :) It's only friday afternoon but I am already really exhausted, we've walked to the market and back, and taken two other misc walks. It also helps put some things into perspective. Phew ;_; Atleast it gives us alot of downtime and I get alot done >>!
Had an idea for a tarot deck of natural history sketches worked in with swirls and victorian grillwork - it's a long, hard adventure but I am starting slowly, have a notebook with sleeves to protect the charcoal sketches. Made smudge sticks - the outside is made of wildflowers, but the inside has red willow bark for purification. Played with crochet headbands and chokers - a roman knot gold coin piece & a victorian lacey collar with a tiny hand crochet'd rose. Figured out how to do native bead looming without an actual loom, a book works fine!
Took a walk and found an old dog kennel filled with old books - I took one on costume history and a 1972 yearbook because, really, look at these boys with their long hair, I feel like a teen boy finding a playboy in the woods!! Picked more tulips and cherry blossoms? they look alot like cherry blossoms. New York is really, really suffocating with flowers and trees and green! a month ago it was snowing, now our main road is just puffed with a canopy of blooming trees. It's breathtaking. And the japanese maples!! two or three in every yard!! I am glad for Ryan, in these moments, especially. We walk hours of our day in this weather and quietly enjoy the bird calls, the flowers, the smells of grass. We point overhead at cardinals, we leave our sliding glass door open for fresh air (and so the neighbors cat will peek inside (I am sure by this summer he will be coming in!))
And now that I have done all i can do in a few days, sketching and knitting and bundling and collecting and sewing, now that I have two blisters on my feet and a tummy full of hibiscus tea (so gooooood) I am going to sit down and play resident evil and relax and not think about creating anything all night!! (until tomorrow when I look for a blender so i can begin pulping grass for homemade grass paper) and the other things, cycles, cycles.