This week was long. Really long. And I got a lot of work done, even though I felt like I was sort of slacking off.
First, I dove into the latest book from our dark round robin. Su’s book is on Carl Jung’s shadow aspect, a theme I really didn’t understand at all. However, Su wisely included a sheet of quotes from Jung that we might choose to use in our work, and those I understood. I connected with one or two, and decided not to over-think it, and just go with the work inspired by those quotes. This one was inspired by “often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain”, which made me think of space. I’ve done a lot of space-y layouts in altered books, but this one is probably the least fanciful. In keeping with my recent shift of using my own photography in my work, I shot pics of my own hands and arms to use. I’m having a lot of fun with photography lately.
I also decided to start selling some of my work on Zazzle this week. Mostly postcards of my digital artwork, and of my own photos. I figured I was making postcards for random mailings anyway—why not post them so other people can use them when I’m finished? So, here’s my Zazzle thingy:
Visit Ten Two Studios on Zazzle today!
Also, I’ve been participating in Vegan MoFo this week, writing recipes and posting them at Squidoo, and also writing about my vegan kitchen on Lisa’s Garden. This comes at a good time, because I started pulling down my fall garden yesterday, which is a tad depressing—no more fresh tomatoes from the vine until spring. On the plus side, my big garden beds are going to rest all winter, because I planted my winter veggies in the herb garden. It’s closer to the house, so maybe I’ll remember that even though it’s freezing outside, I still have to water the lettuce occasionally if I want it to grow. I sort of forgot that last winter.
And in my spare time, I’m making my list of spring seeds. I’m going to grow lots of new things in the spring, which is both nerve-wracking and exciting. Because our climate is so crazy, lots of things will do well here in the spring, and then die the horrible flaming death come summer. Conversely, some things will thrive in the heat of summer, and then die the horrible freezing death come winter. The trick is to find the plants that are happy with both weather variations, and learn to love them—and also, to not take it personally when, despite tender care, they up and die for no apparent reason.
Nature. The one medium I’ll never master. And that’s a good thing…