We've had chilly days and nights with a rather brisk wind added into the mix, so just being outside isn't much fun. But, I did get the last of tulips planted for spring bloom (over 375 bulbs will be showing off in a few months), cleaned out some of the garden, and have tried to spend a couple hours a day in the studio sorting and organizing.
Nils asked me how everything got so disorganized. Well, I've been working in there for nearly 2 years now without a real complete cleaning....and I continue to bring things home that never quite get where they are supposed to.
It's rewarding though, to see those little 24-drawer units filling up with...omg...like things in one drawer and a label that actually reflects what is inside! The best part is that all this scrounging and moving of things reminds me of all the great stuff I have to work with. Currently I am only working with really small things, but soon I'll empty off the big shelf units and start from scratch there too.
Today our tiny holiday tree tried to go up, but the tree stand was too big for it. So tomorrow I'll get a smaller one when I head to Portland to spend the day with my twin daughters who will be 35 this week.
In 1968 my first husband and I married. For some reason we took slides instead doing prints, and for all these 41 years, I have carried slides around with me. A couple years ago I threw away a thousand or so....and today I did the rest, cutting it down to 250 which I will have put on a DVD for all family members. And so will end the era of the slide. Now for Nils's 1000's of slides....
I promise to get back to some posting and some new pictures now.