The only explanation I have for what's happening right now in my creative world is by looking at the narcissus and the cherry blossoms. The forsythia too. We start each day with so much less than we end it with and I must be inspired by that. Which is to say that we are outside all day long right now.....and I swear to you that those daffodils have not yet bloomed in the morning when we head out there to work, but by the end of each day - they, or something else - is shining in the full blooming glory of spring. "Do you see that? Can you believe that?" I find myself saying to the kids each and every evening, before we finally call it a day and head to our daily baths, because daily baths are an absolute necessity these days (the dirt!).
All of that excitement of the season might explain why I want to make so many things each day right now. Actually, I want to do ALL the things. I finished machine quilting a quilt that's been in languishing forever. I dyed some of our yarn (this time with Cushing's Perfection Dyes), and I spun up some of our roving too. I made soap (funny looking, I know. It'll still work though). I cast off and cast on. And I even pulled out and put together my rug hooking frame and started a project on that. And there's the late night searching online and in my head and wallet to justify the purchase of a small electric kiln. You know, because I want to play with clay too. And then there's the garden, which I wake up thinking about it with a whole lot of anticipation too. Oh, what a gift this time of year really is...all this energy and creativity quite literally in the air, and so much possibility with each new day. Spring!
Postscript: I wrote this post last night. And this morning, woke up to this. Spring, indeed!