along with a respectable amount of loafing i rang the new year in doing my favorite things. sketching, writing, thinking, sitting, staring, napping. watching late afternoon cast its amber light across the walls & floors. and now, of course, that winter has abandoned us here in the city of angels, riding around with my windows rolled down. 83 degrees yesterday. the heaters have been dialed down and the windows opened. the garden is filled with all manner of bright green stalks & shoots.
i repurposed old visual journals that were filled with watercolor paper into sketchbooks.
it's a pleasure to draw & paint on different sizes of paper in a variety of books.
THIS new music i can't stop listening to. if you love the swedish version of wallander and can't stand not hearing the show's theme song anymore, which always comes on at the very end. you can still hear it! Ane Brun is brilliant and i'm listening to RARITIES (wallander song is openings) and NEW SONGS over and over and over and over. and over. and over. brilliant & beautiful.
i've enjoyed my last week off. there has been heaps of "untrammeled idleness". i have not been making lists of goals or stockpiling ambitious ideas. although there is certainly time for that should i go that route. for now i'm enjoying my visit in the quiet land of the unambitious. i only have one true desire for my 52nd year of life. OKAY FINE!!! i'll share it with you. go get a pencil and take notes.
here it is:
find a litter of piglets to cuddle
that is not a joke. if you know of a farm somewhere that has baby goats, sheep, cows, or piglets I can visit. tell me! my sister and i need our baby animal fix and we'll travel far and wide to get it!