I've been at loose ends for several days. Nothing coming together. Took a walk up the road instead of down and found this tangle of vines and branches.
These are stems sans flowers on some bamboo, I think. Feeling restless, unrooted. Irritable. Useless.
Awoke on Saturday and began a flow of creative movement. Still scattered as I moved from one medium to another, but it felt good. Sketched in the angel to paint on a larger than the muse canvas, about 24 by 18. Wanted her to hold something and Britt-arnhild gave me an idea in her comment to my muse painting. Yes, a camera! See Britt-arnhild's blog here.
Meanwhile, I measured out a larger format for my Japanese sidebound books and tore up papers for 5 bookcovers including some from the paste papers I made. Last year I had torn up papers for 20 smaller bookcovers which have been waiting to be glued up so now I can glue up a lot of covers.
I got out my memoir (only 12 pp) and organized it. Then pulled out the novel "A Generous Absence" in its many versions. Yuck. What a mess. I have so many versions I am confused. Still, I am rereading the most recent revisions of chapters 1-3 to see what I think. This is big for me as I havent touched any writing for a few years. Plus I started a new blog which will have my novel in process in it.I want to try some tweaking of the template before I announce this new blog. I wonder if it was Kim's post about my book that got me flowing in this direction?
And this morning on "Speaking of Faith" Krista Tippet had a program on yoga. She interviewed Seane Corn and what an inspiring interview. Seldom do I hear yoga teachers speak to the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga, but Seane did and so articulately. I have long felt yoga was my church, especially when I am blessed to have a class to attend with other yoginis. And I have long felt that yoga, for me, deals with my mood and emotions in equal balance to being a physical discipline. Seane Corn has taken the spiritual aspect of yoga out into the world and "Off the Mat" to help children throughout the world who are prostitutes, helping them turn their lives around.
So how many directions is that? My few days of sallow reslessness are now replaced with excited enthusiasm. Namaste, Suki