A: plan, scheme, write, think and plan some more. None of that costs anything, except time, and lets admit it... its a helpful thing to have decent thinking time every so often.
Quite automatically I've been tilling the soil, lifting up every stone I find to see whats hidden there ... and in the process a whole lot of fresh ideas began to introduce themselves, unexpectedly but repeatedly. Its kind of surprised me that I didn't need to force this rethink... it obviously was time and organically was set in motion by putting routine on hold.
An there I had been ... worried about how awful it would be to stall "progress" with this imposed break. Should not have lost any sleep over that I am reminded now.
If you visit this post at the studio blog you can read about the proposed new studio etc... whereas here I am pondering various new thoughts re what I wish to focus on from the new starting point when I set up again in July.
My business cards are almost out of supply and with new details to add maybe I'll wait to get a new one designed by... well.. moi, no doubt! I like to keep things simple.
I took my favourite large designer's pad out recently to get ideas down and attempt to bring together some disparate threads that I believe need to be in dialogue. Its amazing how tiring this is, well for me I have to say it is. One's brain and eyes seem to strain from the effort of sustaining focused thought whilst simultaneously trying to cook together a curious cocktail of tastes and textures... or more precisely ideas and values.
I've started sending little texts and requests to a few peeps asking "what do you think of such and such" and "about this...?"I like the fact that although much might stay pretty well as is... sometimes you can just simply tweak the angle of vision and effectively see the world differently.
I actually got new reading glasses recently... a slightly stronger script... and I think there's a metaphor there for what I am seeing now. The lenses have shifted ever so slightly and its a different view.
I love the fact that what I have put down looks quite clear and organised, yet meanwhile, in that brain of mine its a huge gale-force wind, the direction of which changes at a rate that make me giddy at the moment.Anyone else finding this time like that? Life is a constantly changing weather pattern at the best of times... funny how when its too still we can get restless... ironically I am experiencing all this change and its making me only more restless. A bit of calm would be nice just now.
Go read more at the studio blog if you wish... more photos there!
but first I'll add a few pics here... I'm just getting used to an iPhone and I have to say I am very last century about mobiles. Have no idea whats doing much of the time!
And to close... this ferny grove below is a pocket of bushland not so very far away from the new house location ... I know there are places to discover that Ive not even heard of yet. So the list of things to look forward to is growing daily!
Have a good weekend all!