Snow is blowing and sputtering about frantically today. I’m content in the studio. This season has a lot of things up in the air over here. One of the things going on, as you’ve noticed I’m spending more time and taking an hour or two a day to be creative. To paint or to draw… It’s what I do. Lately, it’s mostly about writing and marketing in the design studio. I crave the creative side that I’m missing. It’s also good to work with my hands in another motion than on the mouse. 2022 I felt carpal tunnel, saying, hi, I’m here! My body saying do you feel those twinges? I sure did! Breaking up my day with a different movement has diminished all twinges and opened me up to my love of painting, which I haven’t really done since college. It’s a form of mediation for me as well, giving me a block of time where I don’t have to focus on solving a problem, and I’m just in the moment.
This week’s work dried and varnished
The other block of news is my husband’s business is in the midst of tax season, and he’s on his own for the first year. He does around 900+ taxes throughout the year. He’s in meetings and clicking on his computer from 8-6 pm most days, and I’ve been stepping in and playing assistant a few days a week for a couple of hours, covering drop off and pick-ups for him.
The design studio is still working away, but unfortunately, I’m still not taking on new clients. I work for a handful of clients who are continual subscriptions and book me up for all of my time. I’m thankful for this, but I understand it’s disappointing for those wanting me to work on projects. I’ll let you know here on the site and on social if the time opens up.
This also brings up Savor Your Thyme. I have ordered seeds and plan on starting to seed flowers in the greenhouse next week if the temperatures aren’t in the negatives. The catch is I always did this while Bruce was in tax season mode. I’m in there working late nights and Saturday mornings with him. So for that reason, I won’t be offering subscriptions this year. I’m unsure how much time I can focus on this and how many flowers I will have. So when planting time comes, I’ll see what I have planted and maybe offer pickups on a specific day of the week.
Also, in other crazy news like we don’t have enough going on – on February 14th, we bring home Henry Albus – a cream English Golden Retriever Puppy. That’s right, three dogs and one cat. Insanity but full of joy!
Stop by during tax drop-off hours if you like. I’m there Mon/Tues 4-6 pm and Sat 10-noon. I have some paintings for sale in there too.