Tuesday, January 1, 2013
happy new year!
My favorite annual sketchbook is back-ordered and won't arrive for some weeks, so I razored out the unused pages from this year's book to begin my daily drawings. This green ladyslipper orchid was my first subject. I want to be less rigid this year (in my drawings and in my life), which is difficult for me. I'm a rule follower and I like for things to be predictable. If 2012 taught me one thing, it was that my preferences don't always work out for me so well. So I'll try to go with the flow a little more.
The holiday season was one of my best for sales. It was difficult personally because of so much loss. I scaled back and made things more quiet than usual. I set a firm deadline for stopping work and stuck by it. Didn't bake a single holiday treat (until I made baguette the day after Christmas) but that worked this year. Less pressure, fewer events. More sitting and knitting and resting.
Happy New Year's, friends. Thanks for reading along with me.