oh boy! the school year is speeding to a close. 43 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes, and 15 seconds left to be precise. yes. there’s an app for that!
i feel it’s only right to reveal that my leave of absence for the next semester has been…(insert royal trumpet) APPROVED! instead of slogging back to school in early august, and educating another group of cute punks i’ll be on the lam till january of 2016.
you know what that means. i’m ecstatic!
my plan to take periodic breaks is in place. not waiting till retirement to slow down and savor everything. NOT that this life right here and now isn’t delicious. it is! but i need more free time to make art, read books, pet cats, take naps, travel, “pay attention, and be astonished”. period.
i think ingrid, from sweden sent me that wallpaper on the right. thanks ingrid! i drew it this week along with a book, some of my bottles of earth & water from my travels, and a few other things around the house. i feel stiff and confined if i don’t get a chance to put brush to paper every day. no matter how quirky, strange, or imperfect. it’s the DOING that i love.
hope you’re happy. hope you’re making big plans. preparing yourselves to be astonished and whatnot. keep me posted.
over and out from moss cottage, where all the women are strong, all the cats are good lookin’ and all the ideas are above average. xo