Monday, December 5, 2011

Hello darkness (and light)...


Contradiction, I so get it. While the days are nearing their darkest, I am loving the warm glow of holiday lights inside and festive white lights strung in the yard near the chicken coop (over what will soon be our 1st ever skating rink!). And, I am happily preparing to say goodbye to 2011 (such a difficult year) and opening my arms wide to what 2012 has to offer. Over the past week I've been away from the blog, the camera and the studio. My parents were back in town for my 13 year olds performance in a local production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which was so, so good) and my in-laws arrive on Thursday to see next weekend's performances. We hosted an unexpectedly large sleep over for five 15 year old girls and still managed to get the tree up and the pantry restocked for the week on Sunday. The time away is filling up my creative bucket and I am and doodling ideas in my notebook and clipping bits of this and that to use soon. And while I may find a bit of time here between house guests, baking, making and wrapping I expect that most of my ideas will patiently wait for the quiet of January to make their way into the world. I love everything about this time of the year, don't you?

5 comments:

artslice said...

That must have been a very busy Sunday! :) I love this time of year too... savoring every minute of it. Hoping to get out my paintbrushes and canvas again. It's been too long and I'm itching to get back to working large. Now, to find new venues to show my work... the hard part. Happy holidays, Beth!

tangled sky studio said...

to you too brenda : )

Kathleen Conard said...

It is a beautiful time of year - now all we need where I live is some snow instead of rain! I am trying to find a balance - how to get in my art along with everything else. One day at a time . . .

tangled sky studio said...

kathleen-rain has definitely worn out it's welcome by December. instead of one day at a time now i'm putting things off until next year : )

Carole said...

It sounds like you are happily living in the life of busy! December always flies by too quickly while January seems to go on for twice as long!