A grey January, combined with feeling unwell, and alterations in some longstanding medication I have to take, has left me feeling lethargic and low.
So when an online group I am part of suggested an “artist’s date” at home, I was not inspired. My home right now is messy – un-dusted, cluttered and dis-organised. (“Artist’s Date” – as in Morning Pages by Julia Cameron)
But then I was challenged to look, not at the overall effect, which undoubtedly needs a spring clean, but closer, at small every day aspects, patterns and shapes. As I looked on my shelves and in my stitch samples book realised just how much my home does inspire me, has done before and will do again.
Here’s a couple of simple examples.