Anyone who knows me knows that I'm terrible at sitting still.
I spent the first few days reading Shantaram - well worth it if you've not picked it up yet!
It took until Friday for me to come up with a list of things that could be comfortably done from the couch in the odd, not-sitting-not-lying-down posture that was most comfortable...and now I'm in the thick of chipping away at the list. The first thing on it is something that has been languishing in the background of my life since I sold my shop - my pantograph patterns! Over the past few years I've been working on ideas, jotting down little scribbles and doodles here and there, photographing various things as references, etc., but not really just sitting down and banging out a few patterns. During the last few days I've been able to do just that! It's so exciting to be messing around in my sketchbook for this purpose. (oh, and for those keeping track of my New Year's resolution...I'm almost caught up on my Illustration Friday challenges, the last few have just not been fit to blog).
Today was my first day out walking in the neighbourhood since my fall...it is the perfect day for it, too...sunny and warm! Spring is certainly in the air here in Krestova, though the snow is still very deep. As you can see in the picture at right, the snow piles along our driveway are 5 feet high in places (the ones at the back of the house by the parking lot are substantially higher). The sun is out, things are dripping into puddles, and the neighbourhood is waking up from Winter. I really love living here where each season is so distinct, with its own character and colours.
Our school district has one more week of instructional days, then the two week Spring Break begins.
I returned from my walk to discover that my family is not interested in waiting for full spring to come...bring on the epic deck backgammon battles!! Chess and Risk are next!
(ooh, look at the snow piles in the background)
Come on Spring. We're ready.