Where have my days gone? Lately, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed. The studio remains clean and quiet. It beckons me to come in and I want to. I really want to but this has been my pattern as of late: I would come in, check the drying shelf, look at what is left to glaze, and then walk back out. I cannot muster up the energy to do anything in the studio. With a 9-5 job, home renovation, some traveling, gardening, and training for a couple of up coming races, I get tired by the end of the day, so much so that simple chores like doing the dishes have become a struggle. This is not how I had envisioned my life to be. I dream of living on a farm with a few chickens flocking around. A typical day would start off with a cup of coffee and a laptop (to check current events, emails, etc...), followed by a quick run around the neighborhood. I then take a short walk through the garden to my studio to work until lunch time. For lunch, I whip up a delicious meal on the fly using what is available in the garden at the time. Its fresh aroma would filled the kitchen and drives my cat crazy (and me too!). Afterwards, I head back into the studio and work until evening. Of course, in my perfect world, I would not have to clean the chicken coop, upkeep the house, make multiple stops to the post office to mail my work, or do the laundry. A girl can dream, can't she?
Pictured above is my dream garden and studio. Isn't it perfect? Just looking at it makes me feel calm and inspiring at the same time.