Some days are easier than others. Some days I have to continually talk to myself to keep working. Like one of those dreams where you’re legs are really heavy or feel like they are struck in cement and each step takes a huge amount of effort. Sometimes in those dreams I just give in and decide to leave my legs behind and fly, other times I just trudge through until I wake up.
Today was a bit of both. The photographer from the Glen Falls Post Star came and took pictures of me making a couple of potholders. I really hate being photographed if someone is asking me to pose for a picture, but I did my work and he did his and it was a breeze. I learned in art school how to concentrate on my work while being watched, basically I throw myself into my work and ignore everything else going on around me. When I was first learning how to do this ,if someone was looking over my shoulder I would just repeat to myself “go away” and eventually they did.
But today was actually enjoyable. We talked easily and even though he was sometimes right in my face I was never uncomfortable. The article will run on June 7th in the “Neighbors” column. I don’t know what that is, but I guess I’ll find out.
Freida was at the vet having her teeth cleaned so Izzy kept me company today. The photographer recognized him, (he saw him at a reading once) and I must say Izzy was friendlier than Freida would have been.