Dated April 11, 2021 –
I have gotten a few emails from friends and readers about my well-being. I have of course written to them personally, but I thought I would leave a note here too. I am taking some personal time off, and I am hoping to be back by early May at the latest. I am keeping busy in my studio and will have plenty to share when I return.
The InkTorrents Graphics shop remains open. You can purchase cards and prints, I will continue to mail them within a couple of days of receiving the order, as always. You can also purchase quilting patterns, which you can access immediately via Instant Download. Thank you for continuing to shop from my store.
Not sure where to begin today, so I will just start and hopefully the right words will find me as I write. I created this space earlier this decade as an escape, and since then it has taken on a life of its own. As not only the year but also the decade near their end, I want to mark it here while I try to find my way out.
Metamorphosis – Making a special print
Early this year, even before the world around us started falling apart, part of my world changed forever. I started a photography project of taking one picture everyday of something that reminds me to be happy, hoping it would give me a sense of direction, not knowing where the year would take us.
Midnight Cat – Another special print
As I started to pick up some of the pieces of my past life via painting and photography, another blow hit. Never have I felt so desperately helpless in my life as I did last month.
Meandering Thoughts And Stitches
That brought me back to where my year started, spending the days in a haze, pondering about existentialism and feeling completely lost at the moment.
By the frozen lake at end of the day – my favourite time
My husband and I decided to go to the mountains for a couple of days. We were listening to an Agatha Christie audiobook which made me think of the encounters we have in our lives. Sometimes they are fleeting but memorable accounts, and sometimes they are long-lasting. We never know how long each encounter will last, so we try to make the best of the time we have with each other.
Friendship in unlikely places
I am very happy to have made a few very special friends here. We live in different cities or even countries, have not met in person and we don’t even know what each one of us looks like.
Yet, that seems to never matter really, specially when one of us is scaling the wall with a little difficulty!
I made this 2 inch x 3 inch miniature book using watercolour paper. I will be making multiples of these mini books and will fill each page with one little painting per day.
The first painting is of myself with my little cat who adores winter just as much as I do. Staying warm by the cosy fire, we are happy to be with each other. A lot of the times, this is what we all need.
I will be going on my usual winter hiatus. This holiday season will not be the same without our loved ones close by, but I wish you safe and healthy holidays.
Until next time,
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