It’s the end of another year. And this year I’ve been particularly bad about blog posts. Have I written any in 2022? I’m afraid to check.
But hope springs eternal at this time of the year. The market season is over, and it feels like there’s nothing but free time ahead of me. That’s what my heart tells me, but experience reminds me that those thoughts are pure folly.
“It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.”Gary W. Keller
First there will be jigsaw puzzle season which lasts approximately three weeks (or three puzzles—whichever comes first).
Then I have a pair of socks to knit for a friend. The good news there is that I will use random bits of sock yarn, so the change in patterns will keep me interested. (Knitting socks in a solid color can be a bit of a slog.)
In addition to the socks, I’m planning on giving watercolors a try: watercolor on paper and on fabric to embellish with embroidery.
And about the time I’ve decided that I’m no watercolorist, it will be time to think about getting a stockpile of items made for the market.
I want to do more bead embroidery, punch needle, embroidery, mini mosaics, bezel making and the list goes on..
Oh, and there’s always the hope that I’ll have the time to read a book in the afternoons. I’m not talking about reading a page or two on my kindle until I pass out with the lights already out. No, I want to read an actual book in some cozy spot with a cup of not tea nearby. Although, I fear that I might have lost the ability to do as much. We’ll see.
And then, between the new year and early May there will also be Art and Soul, some big birthdays, possible business travel, possible for-fun travel. And cleaning the very, very, very messy studio. It’s really bad. Tidying up will be like Christmas part 2 as I rediscover items that I’ve since forgotten. You know, that actually sounds like fun.
Here’s to a new year filled with new interests, new ideas and items. It’s gonna be great!