There's a lot going on for me right now. My office is consolidating two offices, lots of construction, moves and change in the entire building. Packing, planning, getting things arranged. It's happening this weekend. I don't mind change, but it does take a toll as it's happening.
The last several evenings I've been sitting out on the deck in the twilight, reading a book until the light fails me. The sound of the wind blowing the windchimes and the cicadas singing is very soothing. I've been enjoying it.
It reminds me of summer evenings on my grandmother's front screened-in porch, watching the lightning bugs light up in the grass of the yard.
The peach tree, with ripening fruit, in the back yard. The bountiful harvest of ripe, home-grown tomatoes, sweet and sun-warmed. The cotton sheets and towels hanging on the clothesline to dry, smelling like fresh summer air.
I have some plans to get back in the studio after the office moves are done this weekend. I'd like to make some more fine silver charms like these, while I'm still inspired by all the summertime fancies and memories.
Maybe if I have enough energy left, I'll get them made up and in the kiln to fire, before I go back to the office on Saturday to unpack and set things right again. Until the next set of changes.
And I still need to post vacation photos, of my journey in the southlands. Soon.