It has bitten me...again. I'm not exactly sure what's happened in the last ten or so years, but I've really haven't had the urge to write or do any kind of artwork until late this past year. Maybe I'm in a different place in my life, my situation has changed...
My father is in the War Veteran's Home, he has Dementia but is WELL looked after. Hubby and I had talked with him about it and he seemed okay with the idea and we visit him as often as we can. I've been caring for my Dad since 2004 and let me tell you, it's not easy. I love him dearly but it was past the point of endurance. He was getting to be too much for even the two of us. He, my dad, can't help how he is and it doesn't make me love him any less. The fact that he's in the hands of trained professionals AND around others of his own age who have seen military service is a relief that you can't imagine.
I've had to take some steps back, though, and just look around at what my life is like now. For the first time in a very long time, I feel a sense of freedom...a measure of peace is entering my life. Sure, the bills still need to be paid the animals fed, but...in the longrun, life is improving in ways I wasn't sure possible.
But, was feeling a bit of depression creeping in..more rain than sunshine...weather has been so very weird....so I did what I could to pull myself out of that bit of funk, I started an herb garden. I have seen Facebook postings about spiral herb gardens and so I thought, why not? Get the seeds going and see where it takes you.
I've also found several websites on making fairy gardens and that intrigues me...there's a tree on the side of the yard that, interestingly enough, has a large section of open trunk. I'm going to be very, very careful about it, don't want to hurt/smother the tree, but thinking that might make an awesome fairy garden. You can make fairy gardens out of broken pottery, too. I just need to remember to take pictures of whatever I do. I want more results, though, tangible results to post.
I bought a brand new black steel mailbox and painted it with Fleur di lis. I'm very proud of it, and if I have the funds, I want to make a few more for sale. I have a book of stencils and I think I will try and copy different designs so no two mail box has the same design.
Oh, and I'm writing, have more ideas for writing and just enjoying what I'm writing if nothing else.
I like the idea of filling my life with some projects, some that will have to be done sooner rather than later, others I can take my time with.
More later...Ciao, for now!