Hello, Dear Friends. How is everyone handling the holidays? Just a reminder – it’s okay to not be okay. I feel tremors in my body because of the overwhelm, expectations and need to please. You’d think I’d be over these burdens now that I’m old, but it’s still written in my muscle memory. I’m working on it all the time. Other updates? I’m wrestling with a Lyme diagnosis which comes with chronic pain and flare ups that can lay me out for days, aging parents and three teenagers doing what teenagers do (which involves NOT hugging mom or making direct eye contact. What happened to my sweet babies?)
Are there certain things that help you make your way through the season? I like to keep my hands busy when I feel a bit out of control. I’ve been cooking alot, knitting, puzzling, writing, caring for the animals on my farm and painting. I’m working on some larger scale pieces still in the coastal landscape vein. I find it freeing and restorative. Here is one I finished this week.
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