A photo I took of a particularly beautiful deep red flower against a brilliant blue and sparsely clouded sky. For some reason it shouts celebration to me, and that is what I am doing today.
The bulk of the work for Beads in Motion has been completed and I will be packaging up the illustrations and text for delivery very soon. I say bulk because I will still need to respond to the tech edits and change some illustrations and prepare each of the files for export to an eps format but for now, I've met my deadline and I'm ecstatic!
Now I'm going to go knit, and then perhaps bead. The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect and there is nothing I absolutely must do at the moment. Mind you there are a lot of things I could do, but instead I choose to revel in the freedom of not sitting at the computer.
I did take myself on an outing yesterday which included the purchase of a darling white cotton jersey dress with a white on white embroidered bodice for Miss Malayna. This was purchased as the accompaniment to the latest sweater which is 2/3 complete and which I can't wait to finish so she can wear it!
Tomorrow is house cleaning day, sorbet making day (I bought a new ice cream maker) and then list making day. There are quite a few tasks that have been waiting for the books completeness and will need to be attended to in the next week. And as you might imagine the studio has gotten a bit out control and will need some heavy handed organization to get back to a state of a creativity inspiring space.