it's a new year... again.
This past year flew by with milestones and babies and Life happening each and every day. I'm not sure how it is that in my thirties things have simultaneously begun moving incredibly quickly, while s l o w i n g w a y d o w n. What's the saying about the days move slow but the years fly by? Our hands have never been so full. Two children now, both with such different needs and two artists still trying to make a life and a living. I find myself in the studio less and less, but my plans aren't any less grandiose. I've been slowing plugging away at a new venture which I hope will someday (sooner rather than later?) be ready to unveil, while still trying to make a few handmade bears and animals for this shop. My hands are still always moving and making, but sadly, my mind isn't often here- and this blog gets neglected. So many places for my attention to go and something has to slip I suppose. I hope this year I can post, albeit occasionally, but with an honesty and visual pleasure that makes this place worthy of your repeated (sometime fruitless) check-ins. Let's see, what else do I hope for and dream of for 2013?
(a long pause.)
As I write this I can here the foot falls of my son playing upstairs. My baby girl is talking in her wonderful infant mix of shouts and birdlike coos. Even when working my children are here. Our house is full and chaotic and moving both so fast and so slow... frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way. I suppose, for 2013, I hope to keep the brightness I feel in my life, lit. Whatever that takes - each - day. I wish that for myself, and for all of you. To 2013- May it be a bright and beautiful year for us all.