Yesterday and today were blistering hot. 90 degrees is not a proper temperature for conducting autumn. I drove home yesterday under a sky like blue flame. And I closed the door, turned on the air conditioner, took a nap, and woke up and pretended I was in a log cabin in Vermont getting reading to go outside and start tapping trees. It’s maple syrup time!
Only it wasn’t. I didn’t. But I did sit at my small workbench tucked into a corner of my tiny cottage and glued things to other things. I did take scissors to paper and hum while listening to my playlist. My playlist makes me very happy. Music and visual journaling and air conditioning are the perfect antidote to a sun on overdrive. That and a good dose of solitude. Oh bliss, I know your name!
And well today, among other things, I am making roasted butternut squash and bacon pasta for dinner. If anything can conjure up a proper autumn forecast THIS recipe is surely it.
I can’t wait to start cutting and pasting into my new visual journal. I am 2 pages away from finishing #10. I absolutely can’t start a new book until the old one is finished and I generally work only in 1 book at a time, 1 page at a time. Which is surprising given my general lackadaisical nature. Nevertheless I am planning a small visual journal using these hundred year old book covers. With 2 vastly different sized books I’m thinking I can subdue the compulsion to have everything contained between the covers of one.
Blah blah blah. Hey! Go check out THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT. Watch the video and look at the featured sketchbooks you can snoop through. Thanks Otto, for sending me the link!
p.s. a fellow teacher sent me this pic of the rogue duck from earlier in the week!