Calvin and I wish to thank you all very much for all the fun, enthusiastic and kind words that you wrote this weekend about his little blog post! We read through all of them, and it tickled him to no end, as well as his mama. I think you all gave him a further push on his chainsaw, as now he's now convinced he can devise something to make the pull-cord retract like a real one. I can't imagine how, but I have no doubt that he'll come up with something. It's such fun to watch the little creative minds at work, isn't it? - so full of energy, and ideas and always sure that it will work. Love that. He may be back to blog again if he wants to, but mostly I think he'll stick to the dreaming and the making.
I snapped this picture of Adelaide this weekend in the Old Port. She was sooo excited to see this toystore window, and so mystified that it was closed and she couldn't go inside to play! Instead, she stood at the window - near drooling - and enthuaistically pointed and named all that she knew.
I think I get that. I'm feeling exactly that way about my studio right now - I can see all the good stuff at the end, I just can't get there yet. The painting is finally done (and I love it!). And after a weekend roadtrip to IKEA (which by the way - this time with a friend was a completely different experience than my first trip there with three tired, hungry and overstimulated kids that haunts me to this day. Oy.), all the storage and supplies are here and ready. Now it's just a matter of putting it all together, cleaning up, putting everything in it's new home (and cleaning up the domino mess throughout the house), and settling in (Manda and I are leading parallel lives this week!). Lots of little important details. You know, like sorting buttons into jars by color - important things like that. I really am getting there - maybe in another week I can call it 'done'.
Today's task? Find my sewing machine. I need to get it out - not just because I'm twitchy for it (god, I am) - but because I need curtains for the room, and then later tonight there will be some collaborative sewing with a friend. I think I might need to refer to this photo as my map to get to the machine - I think I see it somewhere back there!
Two hours later:
I can't bear to leave you with the image of a mess on a Monday morning. Who needs that? So I'll share with you the light at the end of my tunnel. I've been buying flowers for my studio - even though most of the room looks just as it's pictured above, at least there are little pockets and corners of hope, like this one: